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The Back-Up Plan

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D+
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 104
Theater Release: 23 Apr 2010
Video Release: 24 Aug 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Back-Up Plan Rated PG-13?

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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