December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

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Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

February 28, 2011

The Back-Up Plan (2010)

When it's over, Jennifer Lopez doesn't disappoint as a young woman named Zoe, who decides to have a baby through artificial insemination after giving up on finding Mr. Right.  Ironically, the day of her insemination, she meets Stan, played by Alex O'Laughlin.  Things start to get complicated when she gets serious with Stan and must tell him that she's pregnant with another man's child.  There were some really true-to-life humor that makes this film worth watching.  As romantic comedies go, this film isn't a Sweet Home Alabama, but still enjoyable and worth a sit through.

My rating: 3 out of 5


  1. I really did not enjoy watching this film, in fact, I got bored. Maybe it's the character's desire to have a baby that I cannot relate to, or it's just JLo's really bland, humourless acting that I hate. I'm not crazy about the whole storyline and cliche dialogues. Thumbs down for me.

  2. I like Jennifer Lopez. I think she's doing more romantic comedies now than before, and I would like to see her doing dramas again like movies such as "Enough", "Out of Sight", and "Bordertown." She's good in romantic comedies, but she's extra good when she plays strong female leads in gritty movies.