The Back-Up Plan

(2010)

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. 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. Anyone can fall in love, get married and have a baby but doing it backwards in hyper-drive is the real pregnancy test.

‘The Back-Up Plan’ Comes to DVD and Blu-ray on August 24th

Jennifer Lopez's brand new comedy The Back-Up Plan will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 24. This standard-definition DVD will be priced at $28.95 SRP while the BD will be priced at $34.95 SRP and you can take a look at the cover art below. The film stars Jennifer Lopez, Alex O'Loughlin, Michaela Watkins, Eric Christian Olsen, Anthony Anderson and Noureen DeWulf.

Jennifer Lopez stars as Zoe, a single New Yorker who dreams about meeting Mr. Right, having a baby and living happily ever after. But after a string of Mr. Wrongs, Zoe commits to her back-up plan: to take on motherhood alone. Zoe's plan proves far from foolproof when moments after her procedure she's swept up into a whirlwind romance with Stan (Alex O'Loughlin), the man of her dreams. Can Zoe hide her pregnancy until Stan is ready for the truth? Or will the truth send him packing? The Back-Up Plan is a hilarious romantic comedy about courtship, love, marriage and parenthood - but not necessarily in that order!

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Tops the Charts with $15 Million

Last week at this time it looked like How to Train Your Dragon was going to take the top spot at the box office however by Monday Kick-Ass was crowned king of the weekend. At this time it appears that the animated dragon film has regained the top spot once again with $15 million. The film dropped 23.5% from the previous week and was shown in 160 less theaters still managed to earn $4,100 on each of its 3,665 screens. The movie, which stars Gerard Butler, Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill and Kristen Wiig has now made $178 million in five weeks surpassing it's $165 million production cost. Coming in second place in it's debut week was the Jennifer Lopez romantic comedy The Back-Up Plan co-starring Alex O'Loughlin. The film debuted on 3,280 screens and earned $3,753 per screen for a total of $12.2 million, quite shy of it's $35 million production cost.

The Steve Carell & Tina Fey comedy Date Night came in third place again this week with $10.6 million. The film dropped 36,6% from the previous week and was seen on 86 less screens, earning $3,218 in each of the 3,294 theaters it was shown in. Earning the forth spot on the charts in its first week is the adaptation of the extremely popular DC Comics/Vertigo graphic novel about a burned-CIA team, The Losers starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short and Jason Patric. The film was seen on 2,936 screens and earned $3,271 on each for a total of $9.6 million, which unfortunately is nowhere near its $25 million production budget. Finally, rounding out the top five this week is last weeks eventual number one film Kick-Ass. The film directed by Matthew Vaughn adapted from of John Romita Jr. and Mark Millar's extremely popular comic book series and starring Nicolas Cage, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Moretz fell 52.1% to fifth place in its second week. The film, which was seen in 3,065 theaters, earned $3,271 on each for a total of $9.5 million this weekend. That brings the film's total to around $34.8 million; surpassing its initial $30 million production costs.

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EXCLUSIVE: Noureen DeWulf Takes Us Through ‘The Back-Up Plan’

Noureen DeWulf has a Back-Up Plan Moviegoers will remember the lovely Noureen DeWulf in last year's outrageous (and sadly underrated) comedy The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, where she played the love interest for Ving Rhames's character Jibby. The actress is back on the silver screen this weekend with a role in the new film The Back-Up Plan, which arrives in theaters tomorrow, April 23, and stars Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin. I had the chance to speak with this talented young actress over the phone recently and here's what she had to say.

I was curious how you first heard about this project or came across the script? How did that whole process start?

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez Delivers ‘The Back-Up Plan’

After an extended break from acting to marry singer Marc Anthony and give birth to their twin children, "Jenny From The Block" is back! The actress returns to making romantic comedies, the genre that made her famous, in her new film The Back-Up Plan, which opens in theaters on March 26th. Lopez first rose to fame playing tough, streetwise law enforcement officers in movies like Out of Sight, Angel Eyes and The Cell but the actress really made a name for herself when she reinvented the modern romantic comedy with films like The Wedding Planner, Maid In Manhattan and Monster-in-Law. Now she's back as an independent woman tired of waiting for Mr. Right, who decides to artificially inseminated herself, only to meet the man of her dreams immediately afterwards. We recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with the internationally famous superstar, Jennifer Lopez, as well as her co-star Alex O'Loughlin (Whiteout) to discuss their new film; it's great cast, which includes comedian Anthony Anderson and TV legends Tom Bosley and Linda Lavin, and the film's most hilarious scene. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.

After years of dating, Zoë (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, Zoë meets Stan (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 Zoë and creates confusing signals for Stan. When Zoë 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, Zoë 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 kiddy-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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New Release Dates for ‘The Eagle of the Ninth’, ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ and More

‘Wimpy Kid’ and ‘The Last Song’ have moved up to March to steer clear of ‘Clash of the Titans’' new date.

Noureen DeWulf Joins ‘The Back-Up Plan’

Starring opposite Jennifer Lopez in CBS Films' romantic comedy.

Michaela Watkins Has ‘The Back-Up Plan’

Actress to work alongside Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin.

Alan Poul to Direct ‘Plan B’

The ‘Six Feet Under’ director will helm this Jennifer Lopez comedy.