I started my day celebrating my birthday with a few close colleagues at Jo’s house. We decided to watch DVD while having early lunch. It was fortunate that Jo had the Back-up Plan in her list of DVD collection. We all agreed to watch it and it was truly enjoyable.
The Back-up Plan is a unique movie, its plot is 1st of its kind. It tells the story of Zoe (Jennifer Lopez’ character) & Stan (played by Alex O’Loughlin). Zoe decided to have a baby of her own as she was tired of waiting for the right guy. She went to a sperm clinic to have artificial insemination.
On that same day, she met Stan (a guy that could possibly be her right guy). While they try to get to know each other, Zoe found out that she got pregnant with a success on her 1st try of artificial insemination! The movie is so funny throughout the course of events of their budding relationship.
I actually learned a lot as we have a friend who already has a child. We have to check with her whenever curiosity comes while we watch the Back-Up plan hehehe! 😛 Things like:
- Some ladies give birth in a kiddie pool (apparently, it’s less painful to do it via water birth & we actually saw a live one in the movie! We were all in total shock & was actually wondering if it’s legal to show it in movies).
- the belly button or navel changes when girls get pregnant.
- pregnant women are hornier than non-pregnant ones.
- there is such a thing as husband pillow & even a boyfriend pillow hahaha! Well, the one in the movie is called the husband pillow. Stan grew even so jealous of it as Zoe gave it more attention than him when they sleep.
Let’s not forget the real reason why people fall in love. Such a nice movie, very educating too! Good twist that the cycle of falling in love is in reverse form. In the Back-up Plan, the girl got pregnant first before falling in love and marriage came last.
Great movie to watch with your friends but as experienced, I think watching it with fellow girlfriends as a girl bonding session will make it perfect. Just like how we did! 😉
My rating for The Back-Up Plan: 4.5 out of 5 stars.