The Back-Up Plan Movie

Fall in love*. Get married. Have a baby. *Not necessarily in that order.

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 Who’s Involved:


Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Todd Black, Steve Tisch, Eric Christian Olsen, Danneel Harris, Kate Angelo, Michaela Watkins, Noureen Dewulf, Alan Poul… more »


 Release Date:

Friday, April 23, 2010 (Nationwide)

sexual content, including references, some crude material and language
 Runtime: 1 hr, 38 m
 Language: English

Plot: What’s the story about?

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. On the day of her artificial insemination, Zoe meets Stan (Alex O’Loughlin) – a man with real possibilities.

Trying to nurture a budding relationship and hide the early signs of pregnancy becomes a comedy of errors for Zoe and creates confusing signals for Stan. When Zoe nervously reveals the reason for her unpredictable behavior, Stan commits fully and says he’s in. Never before has love seen a courtship where a wild night of sex involves three in a bed – Stan, Zoe and the ever-present massive pregnancy pillow. Or, where “date night” consists of being the “focal point” at a near-stranger’s water birth which does for kiddie pools what “Jaws” did for swimming in the ocean. The real pregnancy test comes when both of them realize they really don’t know each other outside of hormonal chaos and birth preparations. With the nine month clock ticking, both begin to experience cold feet. Anyone can fall in love, get married and have a baby but doing it backwards in hyper-drive could be proof positive that they were made for each other.

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Who stars in The Back-Up Plan: Cast List

Jennifer Lopez

Marry Me, Ice Age: Continental Drift

Alex O’Loughlin

Michaela Watkins

Person to Person, How to Be a Latin Lover

Noureen Dewulf

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Coffee, Kill Boss

Melissa McCarthy

The Little Mermaid, The Heat

Danneel Harris

Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Fired Up

Eric Christian Olsen

Fired Up, Fast Track

Who’s making The Back-Up Plan: Crew List

A look at the The Back-Up Plan behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film’s director Alan Poul last directed Dancer From the Dance. The film’s writer Kate Angelo last wrote S** Tape (Cameron Diaz/Jason Segel – 2014) and Corduroy.


Alan Poul


Kate Angelo


Todd Black
Jake Blumenthal
Steve Tisch


CBS Films

Production Company

CBS Films

Escape Artists

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Production: What we know about The Back-Up Plan?

Filming Timeline

  1. April 2010: The film was in Completed status.
  2. November 2009: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. June 2009: The film was in Production status.
  4. February 2009: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  5. December 2008: The film was in Development status.

The Back-Up Plan Release Date: When was the film released?

The Back-Up Plan was released in 2010 on Friday, April 23, 2010 (in 3,280 theaters. There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including The LosersPaper Man and In My Sleep.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, August 242010
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