The Back Up Plan

Topics: Comedy, Love, The Back-Up Plan Pages: 2 (738 words) Published: April 14, 2012
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The Back-Up Plan a film starring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O’Loughlin directed by Alan Poul is a romantic comedy with many laugh out loud moments. The film has a plot that is fresh and from my research, is a cinematic original.  Its unique plot has a light-hearted romantic appeal but with a stunning twist. The Back-Up Plan is a fun and entertaining movie that changes the traditional and predictable scenario of dating, love, marriage and family by starting the cycle in reverse.

Romance and comedy is abundant in, The Back-Up Plan.  Movie romance typically means a chick-flick film. San Francisco Chronicle hearst movie writer Amy Biancolli disagrees, stating “… their story goes way, way beyond standard chick-flickiness.” On the romantic edge, you have Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) a middle aged woman who owns a pet store and has been dating for years with no serious results.  She is tired of waiting for Mr. Right to show up, yet he never does, so she is fearful her dream of having a family is quickly fading.  To make sure her dream of having at least one child comes true, Zoe proceeds with her backup plan and decides to take the matters into her own hands and body and elects to be artificially inseminated. However, as fate would have it, on the very day of the insemination procedure, she had a serendipitous moment with a man trying to take the same taxi cab outside her doctor’s office building.  The handsome gentleman named "Stan", portrayed by Alex O’Loughlin, is a successful goat cheese farmer.  He is good looking and charming, but at first, Zoe tries to pass it off as nothing but coincidence, but Stan did catch Zoe's eye. Yet, they bump into each other again and again and Stan begins to go out of his way to romance Zoe and try to capture her affections.  Zoe eventually succumbs to Stan’s charms and agrees to a date.  For their first date, Stan sets up an elegant, private picnic at a lovely community garden.  The plot...
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