Movie Overview: The Backup Plan
If you’re the kind of lady who usually reads her magazines from back to front or likes a spot of dessert first, this love story ‘in reverse’ will appeal to your sweet romantic side!
Trying to nurture a budding relationship and hide the early signs of pregnancy becomes a comedy of errors for Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) and creates confusing signals for Stan (Alex O’Loughlin). When Zoe nervously reveals the reason for her unpredictable behavior, Stan considers his unusual future but eventually says he’s in. Never before has love seen a courtship where a wild night of sex involves three in a bed – Stan, Zoe and the ever-present massive pregnancy pillow!
The real pregnancy test comes when both of them realise they really don’t know each other outside of hormonal chaos and birth preparations. With the nine month clock ticking, both begin to experience cold feet. Anyone can fall in love, get married and have a baby but doing it backwards in hyper-drive could be proof positive that they were made for each other.
“The script definitely rang true to me, having just gone through my own experience of having babies for the first time,” said Lopez. “All the little jokes about what it is to be pregnant – being tired, insatiably hungry and the hormonal changes. I could really relate.”
So if you’ve had children, are expecting or expecting to expect one day, kick back and take in this sweet film.