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Film / The Back-up Plan

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A 2010 American romantic comedy film directed by Alan Poul that has a woman (Jennifer Lopez) giving up on finding the man of her dreams and deciding to go through artificial insemination to have a child. She soon runs into a man (Alex O'Loughlin) who puts a dent in her plans.

The movie also stars Michaela Watkins, Melissa McCarthy, Danneel Ackles, Linda Lavin, Eric Christian Olsen, Anthony Anderson, Noureen DeWulf, and Maribeth Monroe.

It was released on April 23, 2010.

Tropes for the film:

  • As Himself: Cesar Millan.
  • Fate Drives Us Together: The movie uses this trop as the two main characters keep running into each other early in the film.
  • Pregnancy Test Plot: Also adds a little more anxious waiting as the dog grabs the EPT prior to a result being displayed. When the dog finally barfs back up the broken pieces, she finds out that she in fact expecting.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Zoe goes into labor, but miraculously stops having contractions to have some important dialogue with Stan.
  • Zip Me Up: An uncommon version: the action in question is Stan removing the store tag Zoe forgot to remove from her new dress. Aside from that variation it's played very straight: she pulls her hair aside to bare her neck, he stands behind her and removes the tag, it's all very USTy.