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The Back-Up Plan
Although Stan is willing to engage in sexual activity with Zoe after knowing her for only a short time, he seems irritated when he discovers she is pregnant. He is also upset by her lies, but not by his. Does this seem to be a double standard for behavior?
Do you think Zoe’s desire for a baby is a selfish one or not? Is her concern about being alone a sufficient reason to have a child? What aspects of being a mother does Zoe seem to have overlooked?
Does the portrayal of parents in this movie trivialize their role?