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The Back-Up Plan

Overall D+

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.

Violence B+
Sexual Content C-
Profanity D
Substance Use C

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

Run Time: 104 minutes

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

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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The Back-Up Plan
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse and Sexual Language.
Alberta PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme. Language May Offend, Sexual Content.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "The Back-Up Plan"

Cast and Crew

The Back-Up Plan is directed by Alan Poul and stars Jennifer Lopez, Alex O'Loughlin.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Back-Up Plan movie is August 24, 2010. Here are some details…

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

Related home video titles:

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.