I’ve been really behind in putting up some movie reviews lately. Becky and I went to see the movie The Back-up Plan a few weeks ago at the Kerasotes theater in Castle Rock. The Fandango website at The Back-up Plan describes the movie as follows:
“The Back-up Plan is a comedy that explores dating, love, marriage and family “in reverse.” After years of dating, Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) has decided waiting for the right one is taking too long. Determined to become a mother, she commits to a plan, makes an appointment and decides to go it alone. That same day, Zoe meets Stan (Alex O’Loughlin) – a man with real possibilities…”
The Back-up Plan stars Jennifer Lopez and it’s a cute movie that is great for a date night. However, it’s really targeted for people who have had children or are at least in their twenties. There were way too many teenagers in our movie theater and most of them didn’t really get the jokes since they haven’t lived long enough to have the experiences in the film.
It’s a chick flick and is pretty predictable, but it’s a fun movie. The story is clever and deals with a reality that is taking place more and more, as women look for alternatives to having children, without finding a suitable mate and getting married. In this case, Jennifer Lopez’s character has made this decision, but soon finds a man that might just fit the bill.
We both liked the film and thought it was worth the price of admission. It’s a very clean cut movie and was refreshing for a change compared to many of the movies we end up seeing. It may not stay in the theaters for very long though, but it should make for a good rental.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
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