• Publication date: November 28, 2013

The Back-up Plan

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A woman meets the perfect guy, albeit at one of the worst possible times.

  • Publication date: November 28, 2013

The Back-up Plan

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Duration: 120

Production Year: 2010

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November 28, 2013 18:00 (KSA) ~ November 28, 2013 17:00 (CLT)

Jennifer Lopez portrays Zoe, a former executive who now owns and manages a pet shop.  She hopes to have a child, but cannot find the right man to copulate with; instead, she visits a sperm bank and is artificially inseminated.

Immediately after the procedure Zoe meets Stan (Alex O'Loughlin).  He seems like Mr. Right, and the two begin dating.  When she at last musters up the courage to reveal her pregnancy to Stan, he reacts surprisingly well.  The relationship seems great -- at least until the couple realizes that they have fallen in love with parenthood, but not necessarily each other.

The Back-up Plan was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards.  It was a commercial success, earning $77 million internationally -- double its $35 million budget.


  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Alex O'Loughlin
  • Eric Christian Olsen
  • Anthony Anderson
  • Linda Lavin

Directed by:  Alan Poul

Rating:  PG-13 for sexual content including references, some crude material and language.