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The Back-Up Plan


Apr 23, 2010

Latest Home Video

Aug 24, 2010

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Alan Poul


Jennifer Lopez
Alex O'Loughlin


2010 CBS Films

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Zoe's (Jennifer Lopez) biggest dream is to have a baby. But she still hasn't found The One, so getting married first isn't an option. Takings matters into her own hands she gets pregnant by artificial insemination. And that's when Mr. Right (Alex O'Loughlin) shows up.

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Why Is The Back-Up Plan Rated PG-13?

The Back-Up Plan is rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, some crude material and language.

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This script contains frequent uses of anatomical and other medical terms related to pregnancy. It also contains slang terms for body parts, a strong sexual expletive and a couple of strong sexual slang terms along with numerous profanities, scatological slang terms, frequent sexual innuendo and slurs. Sperm donation and other medical procedures are discussed. The movie includes non-graphic depictions of violence including characters verbally fighting. Elderly characters slip and fall to the floor. A woman aggressively attempts to take something out of a dog’s mouth. A woman screams repeatedly during childbirth. A character is offended by a mother nursing an older toddler (no nudity is seen). A couple engages in sex: the depictions include no explicit nudity, however the scene contains strong sexual sounds and other references to female pleasures. A woman drinks alcohol during the early stages of pregnancy. Social drinking is shown in other situations.

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Jennifer Lopez plays a Wedding Planner who is forever orchestrating nuptials but can’t find a man to walk down the aisle with herself. She also stars as a woman who tries to reconnect with her estranged father-in-law after the death of her husband in An Unfinished Life.

Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Coarse and Sexual Language.
AB PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
MB PG Mature Theme. Language May Offend, Sexual Content.
ON PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of The Back-Up Plan...

The Back-up Plan releases to Blu-ray on August 24, 2010. The disc includes the following bonus materials:

- Deleted scenes

- Featurette: Belly Laughs: Making The Back-up Plan

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Bunny_White says: May. 07, 2010

This movie was cute however…my husband and I took our kids (ages 11 & 13) as my daughter has been asking to see it.

Normally I check out before seeing any movie but this time I didn’t. We live in Canada and here the rating is PG. I was shocked when a STRONG profanity was said near the end of the film. I was not impressed and felt this movie should have been rated 14A because of the content.

That said, we did enjoy the film. There were some laughs but mainly light chuckles. I would not recommend this movie for families. says: May. 11, 2010

I am a mother by choice, and after viewing this movie, I feel like I need to defend that decision.  This movie insinuated that those who choose to be parents, if they weren’t crazy before(and they probably were), will be driven crazy after.  Parents were portrayed as fanatical, stressed to the max, and miserable.  This movie tried to exploit the humor in pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood, but did it so tastelessly and crudely, that I think any laughter elicited was a result of feeling uncomfortable, rather than finding the situation funny.  I came out of the movie wishing I hadn’t gone in.

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