The Back-up Plan
Jennifer Lopez, Alex O’Loughlin
JLo plays Zoe, a single woman who has chosen to get pregnant by a sperm donor. She wants to have a baby and she hasn’t found Mr Right to do it with – there seems to be a few of these films on the market right now. Don’t tell me rom coms are somehow a reflection of society?
Anyway, she gets pregnant and then she meets the guy. So the rest of the film is about their relationship. This isn’t a great movie by any means, but it’s not totally crap either. It doesn’t have any quirky side kick actors to provide all the funny bits so it’s really not the “laugh out loud” movie as the DVD case says. But it’s a narrative, and if you like a narrative, then you can make it through.