Synopsis: After becoming pregnant through artificial insemination, a woman meets the man of her dreams.
Release Date: April 26, 2010 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Romantic Comedy,
In life, nothing ever seems to go as planned and well, that is what makes it so much fun; as this film points out time and time again. Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) has everything in life except one major thing she had planned on by this point – a baby (and presumably a man to help her out with having one). Taking matters into her own hands she does what any successful, independent, modern day woman would do and gets artificially inseminated. As fate would have it on the same day she meets the man of her dreams. Whoops! It is one thing to have to tell someone you’re dating you, for example, have a tendency to snort when you laugh let alone that you are pregnant from a can of frozen sperm. Watching Zoe struggle with this dilemma is overtly entertaining and watching her new beau Stan (Alex O’Loughlin) deal with the news is even better. The blank stare into nothingness as he ponders his impending future with Zoe is spot on as a man overwhelmed and bewildered at the reality of what his future holds. Once the initial shock wears off you are treated to the generic escapades of a woman and man preparing for baby while also getting to know each other. This may not be the greatest romantic comedy you will ever see but it still holds true to the formula and you feel in the end satisfied. Sometimes that is all you can ask for and all you need.
It has been said that having children is worth it for “the moments”. Regardless of the down times, the lack of sleep, zero privacy, and so on. This outlook on child raising can be seen as a metaphor for the comedy this film provides. Some moments are hilarious, others fall flat or do not hit the mark. On occasion a line is perfect, other times it feels out of place or too well rehearsed. If you go in not expecting a great deal and ready to treasure the times when everything works perfectly you will not be disappointed. Having a baby can be very funny after all.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): Alan Poul
- Producer(s): Kate AngeloJennifer Lopez (Zoe)
- Screenwriter(s): Alex O’Loughlin (Stan)
- Cast: Priscilla Nedd-FriendlyXavier Perez GrobetAlec Hammond
- Editor(s): Karen Patch
- Cinematographer: Stephen Trask
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- Country Of Origin: USA