Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Back-Up Plan - DVD Review


Starring Jennifer Lopez, Alex O'Loughlin, Michaela Watkins, Robert Klein, Eric Christian Olsen, Anthony Anderson, Linda Lavin, Melissa McCarthy and Tom Bosley.
Directed by Alan Poul.

What I liked: seeing 1970's icons Alice (Linda Lavin) and Mr. Cunningham (Tom Bosley) as an elderly engaged couple. The over-the-top hippie home-birth scene. Robert Klein as Lopez's doctor.

What I didn't like: the plot. The lack of actual laughs. They need to stop calling these "romantic comedies" and more accurately label them something like "romantic occasional-smiles". The painful, mandatory end-of-Act 2 scene where they break up, so that can be apart only to come back together at the end.

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