The Back-up Plan (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Back-up Plan (2010)



Critic Consensus: Jennifer Lopez is as appealing as ever, but The Back-Up Plan smothers its star with unrelatable characters and a predictable plot.

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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.

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Anthony Anderson
as Playground Dad
Tom Bosley
as Arthur
Robert Klein
as Dr. Harris
Adam Rose
as Louie
Cesar Millan
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Back-up Plan

All Critics (146) | Top Critics (41)

Just as in sitcoms, every conflict and resolution often takes place here within the very same scene.

December 23, 2014 | Full Review…

Saunters along as if all concerned had decided that imagination and flair were either unnecessary or impossible.

May 13, 2010 | Rating: 2/5

A romcom that can't be called "formulaic" without insulting formulas everywhere.

May 7, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

To be forgotten forever.

May 6, 2010 | Rating: 1/5

If this is a comeback, let's hope J-Lo's got something else up her sleeve.

May 6, 2010 | Rating: 1/5
Top Critic

As witty as Gigli, as Shakespearean as The Wedding Planner, this limp rom-com bumps from one piece of comic furniture to another.

May 6, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Back-up Plan

Lopez's back-up plan should have been acting lessons. Lopez's performance was wooden and unconvincing. O'Loughlin was only marginally better. The script is nearly devoid of adult emotional response or innovation, almost like a Hallmark film. It's mildly distracting if you have nothing else to do while folding laundry at home but otherwise, the film is pretty useless.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

The only reason I ended up watching this was because it was the only thing on Showtime. I'm actually thought it was fun and cute. Alex O'Loughlin is such a babe.. too bad his costar was Jennifer Lopez.

Alexis Nomm
Alexis Nomm

Super Reviewer

Was much better than I expected. Actually one of my favourite chick flicks and I never thought I'd say that about this film until the ending. The ending was quite funny and left me with a smile on my face. It also helps that Alex O'Loughlin is absolutely gorgeous too look at it and that body is amazing.

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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