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The Back-up Plan

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Alan Poul

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About the Movie

A romantic comedy centered on a woman who conceives twins through artificial insemination, only to meet the man of her dreams on the very same day.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 143
  • Fresh: 26
  • Rotten: 117
  • Average Rating: 3.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Just as in sitcoms, every conflict and resolution often takes place here within the very same scene. – Martin Tsai, Newark Star-Ledger, Dec 23, 2014

Rotten: The premise was novel enough that I found it sweet and charming. – A.O. Scott, At the Movies, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Why even bother? – Richard Roeper, Richard, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: A romcom that can't be called "formulaic" without insulting formulas everywhere. – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

NO....just NO.

I like JLo, she is fun and cute and lovable onscreen and she is a beautiful lady. But she was kinda boring in this, it was really bad and basically not funny at all. The guy in it is egotistical and not very attractive, and obnoxious in some scenes. To sum it up: Boring. Not worth your money. Not fun. Watch something else.

just plain dreadful

the writing was awful, he could not act and made every scene awkward and unbearable, they had absolutely no chemistry, JLo was actually boring in this movie, the dog was the best actor in the movie, and i wasted an hour and 44 minutes of my life.


Very cute and funny! Gorgeous Alex is adorable and sexy in this and he and J.Lo have some hot chemistry! A little predictable in place like any rom-com, but it's better than the average. Alex shows range and his character's vulnerability and J.Lo has some touching scenes.

The Back-up Plan
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2010

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