Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Movie Review: "The Back-Up Plan"


Jennifer Lopez has returned to acting, and she has done it in a big way. Most people fell in love with her when she released The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan, and Monster in Law. So when she returned to acting in this particular movie, everyone lined up.

Do you know the similarities with all these films? They are all romantic comedies.

Even though I love Jennifer Lopez's entire body of work (I loved El Cantante) I really love her acting in romantic comedies. So I was one of those people who saw the movie this weekend. Not only that, but I never turn down a romantic comedy.

The Back-up Plan is a romantic comedy about a girl named Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) who is desperate for a child, and is artificially inseminated through a sperm back. Newly pregnant, but not yet showing and unaware of her pregnancy, she meets Stan (Alex O'Loughlin), and the two start dating. Romantic complications ensue once she reveals to him she was pregnant when they met.

Overall, this movie is a must see. I don't think it is for everyone. I'm going to go for 13 and above if a teenager wants to watch a movie about a girl who gets inseminated. But if you are a huge Jennifer Lopez fan like I am, you won't turn this movie down. I sure didn't, and I will be returning to the theatres to watch the movie again this weekend.

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