If you believe the spin out of Jennifer Lopez’s camp, the multi-hyphenate actress merely took some time off after the birth of her twins before deigning to reappear at a multiplex near you.
But that’s a bit misleading. In truth, Lopez’s career has been in a tailspin since Gigli. Her last two albums have tanked. She hasn’t had a hit film since Maid in Manhattan. And her recent appearance on Saturday Night Live was panned by critics.
She needs The Back-up Plan to start rebuilding the J Lo brand. And frankly, I don’t think she picked wisely.
It’s not that The Back-up Plan is bad. It’s just kinda generic. It’s standard-issue chick flick fare—cue the girl pop! the snarky best friend! the cute pet!—as disposable as a diaper.
Diapers, of course, are on the mind of Lopez’s Zoe.
She’s a 30something woman who hasn’t found Mr. Right so she decides to go motherhood alone. The very day she is artificially inseminated, she meets hottie Stan (Alex O’...