Thrifty and Frugal Living: The Back-Up Plan Review

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Back-Up Plan Review


I just returned from my free screening of The Back-Up Plan. Of course, it followed a lot of the Romantic Comedy cliches. Alex O'Loughlin played the perfect Man who would do anything for Jennifer Lopez's love. He was handsome, witty and romantic. Jennifer Lopez played a Woman who desperately wanted to fall in love, but pushed away everyone that got close to her. She decided that she wanted a family and could not wait any longer. So she got inseminated. Then, that day she met the perfect man.

I loved Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin. They had great chemistry together and were hilarious. I also loved Jennifer Lopez chowing down on massive amounts of food and showing what it is like to be pregnant. It always amazes me that she is confident enough to portray herself like that in movies. She also was shown at various sizes as she got pregnant and was large in a lot of the movie.

There was one scene in the movie that I hated. Unfortunately, due to this scene I will probably not watch this movie again. This was a "water birth" scene. I know it was meant to be funny, but I just found it grotesque and unnecessary. It also drug out for way to long and showed more than it should have (you see a pregnant Woman from the waist down through water-- what happened to PG-13?). I scowled throughout this whole scene and it terrified my Husband (we haven't had kids yet and are both a little scared). Luckily, we both know that scene is not typically how births occur.

Please let me know if you have seen this movie and how you like it!

Disclaimer: I was not asked to write this review. I did receive free tickets to this screening from Gofobo, ut I wrote this review for the benefit of my readers only. These are my own honest views and opinions.

1 comments:

CallMeKayla said...

Thanks for your opinion. I really want to see this. I've loved watching Alex in films ever since he played in the TV show Moonlight. I can't wait to see this. Sorry you didn't feel comfortable watching the fake birthing thing..