Quick question: What is the first thing you notice about the poster below?
Do you think that’s an accident?
Jennifer Lopez, who hasn’t been in a movie since 2006, is back and she’s in a romantic comedy about a woman who gets artificially inseminated right before meeting Mr. Right. If this plot sounds familiar, that might be because Jennifer Aniston has a very similar sounding movie due this year (which formerly carried the unfortunate-sounding title “The Baster,” but is due for a name change).
So this year, we can look forward to two movies about women who get artificially-inseminated. And both movies star women named Jennifer who are better known for their work outside of movies (TV for Aniston, music for Lopex) and who are well-publicized in the tabloids for their romances. Oh, and both ladies are famous for having world-class posteriors.
And it is that last point that those who made the poster for “The Back-Up Plan” chose to emphasize. Which I guess is as good a tact as any.
“The Back-Up Plan,” which gets delivered to theaters April 16, also stars Alex O’Loughlin. He is the one in the poster who is gazing admiringly at Lopez while looking somewhat like a scruffy version of Jerry Seinfeld.
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