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The Back Up Plan

You Watched “The Back Up Plan” All the Way Through (Are you OK?)

“OK, you are freaking out about something. You were quiet the entire flight,
and you watched The Back Up Plan all the way through. Are you OK?”
~Gus, Psych, Season 5 episode 10, “Extradition II: The Actual Extradition Part”

It’s a question that has to be asked…

What do you mean you haven't seen "The Back Up Plan?"

What do you mean you’ve seen “The Back Up Plan” more than once?

Of the reasons I have heard explaining why people have never watched The Back Up Plan, the number one reason is “can’t stand J-Lo.” Which, that’s valid, just like it’s OK if you never re-watched The Oyster Farmer because it’s completely boring. (Ha ha! I kid!)

Other folks have trouble with the Romantic Comedy genre, which is pretty unavoidable in this case. There’s no way to spin TBUP so it’s not a rom-com. Well, it’s got a little bit of slapstick/gross-out humor thrown in, so there’s that. But let’s own up: TBUP is a complete sentimental fantasy — and never more so than when it comes to Alex’s character, Stan the Cheese Farmer. No such man exists on planet earth, his list of virtues is long and his faults, inconsequential. So in case you were wondering and I’m interested to hear yours)…

Reasons I Watched The Back Up Plan. All the way through. More than once.

Stan is a superstitious ass-man with stalker-esque qualities who has terrible taste in women and always smells like goats. OUR HERO, LADIES & GENTLEMEN!

Stan is a superstitious ass-man with stalker-esque qualities who has terrible taste in women and always smells like goats.
OUR HERO, LADIES & GENTLEMEN!

1) Alex O’Loughlin stars

Now this reason is not enough for some people and I get that. I’ve seen Oyster Farmer & Mary Bryant but none of Alex’s other movies. No plans to, either. So it’s a factor, but not a clincher for everyone.

Aprons.

Aprons are the new (old) cargo pants.

But for me it’s a very big reason. Stan may be a rom-com fantasy dream-man, too patient, too thoughtful, too earnest to be real, but Alex really succeeds in making Stan believable. He’s vulnerable. He gets overwhelmed. He has to think things through. He’s kind of a doofus. Most of which is expressed through Alex’s performance, not necessarily the script or the storyline. Perhaps it is just Alex’s lot in life to bring his considerable talents to what is at times less-than-worthy material. Regardless, Stan is a gem, an emotional BAMF, and a real treat to watch.

2) It has the most fantastic supporting guest cast. Some of these performances/characters are just too good to miss.

Michaela Watkins plays Zoe’s best friend Mona, a mother of many children who encourages Zoe with practical, realistic advice. She’s the loyal best friend who steps in when Zoe’s at her lowest point.

Eric Christian Olsen has a small but (of course) charming role as Zoe’s snarky pet shop employee. Super adorbs. The fact that Zoe owns a pet shop is not really key to the movie. It (kinda) explains why Zoe owns a disabled dog, but for as much as it impacted the storyline, she could have been a tax accountant or a grade school teacher. It is just one of those rom-com tropes — the heroine’s quirky, endearing job.

Anthony Anderson‘s character doesn’t have a name, but even so, probably steals the movie away from everyone as the man who explains the joys of fatherhood to a stressed-out Stan. His scenes are not to be missed, they reveal the true heart of the movie to me.

Just a couple of guys and their juice boxes.

Just a couple of guys and their juice boxes.

Melissa McCarthy has a rep for being the funniest lady on TV & in the movies these days and as someone who’s loved her since Gilmore Girls, it’s a real treat to see her in this film. She plays Carol, a bit of a stereotypical man-hater but her comedic timing is so spot on, her character really delivers the awkward, uncomfortable laughs.

I wasn’t going to include Daneel Ackles in the list of the movie’s stars since her part is small, but do a quick search of posts tagged “The Back Up Plan” on tumblr – about half the most recent posts feature Daneel – girl has some hardcore fans! Daneel’s character Olivia is also a farmers’ market vendor and study-buddy of Stan; they also casually dated.

Linda Lavin plays Zoe’s active-retiree Grandmother, Nana, her other confidant and sounding board.

Nana’s significant other is Arthur, played by Tom Bosley in what was to be his last IMDB entry – he passed away 6 months after the movie’s release.

Finally, Jennifer Elise Cox plays a small but pivotal role as a shop girl at a baby supply superstore.

This is one area where I can unreservedly say The Back Up Plan shines — this supporting cast is flawless.

The body pillow was also a good supporting character. ....get it...?

The body pillow was also a good supporting character. ….get it…?

3) It is a great example of the genre, so spoiler alert here is the outline of the plot of this and most every other romantic comedy: A (mostly) endearingly flawed woman, thus far unlucky in love, is going about her life, when *poof* Mr. Perfect appears. He falls for her instantly, and intensely, and regardless of her every (conscious and subconscious) attempt to sabotage the relationship, he holds on to his love for her and weathers the storm of her emotions/situations/issues. They each achieve success in a personal/professional goal(s) and they live happily ever after together.

If the point of rom-coms is to rekindle your faith in the idea of true love, that there’s a person out there for you who will overcome whatever obstacles to be with you, then by that measure this movie is a success.

So those are my reasons for watching TBUP.

Now, The Back Up Plan is the story of Zoe, she is pretty much in every scene and there are many scenes of just her, or just her and one/some of the supporting characters that are not Alex/Stan. Now perhaps you are not at all interested in these scenes that don’t feature Alex/Stan and that is fair. So — to that end, I bring you my recap/review of:

The Alex-Only/J-Lo Lite Version of TBUP!

Please note: These “Scene Names” are mine, not official from the DVD or anything. The times listed are the times (based on the dvd counter) that Alex is on-screen. So, for example, the first time starts with “Minute 7:10,” meaning Alex is not in the movie for the first 7 minutes 9 seconds.

Meet Cute

Minute 7:10-9:12 (meet cute)

New York based single gal Zoe has decided to be artificially inseminated in an attempt to become pregnant – she has everything she wants but a family. Since there’s no man in her life and she feels the clock is ticking, she takes this step alone. Insemination accomplished, she immediately steps out into the world and meets Stan when they jump into the same cab. They argue, and a smitten Stan follows her into the subway. Not interested in pursuing anything with this persistent man since she is perfectly happy to even be hopeful that she is pregnant, Zoe leaves him behind on the sidewalk.

Meet cuter

14:15-16:50 (meet cuter)

Visiting the farmer’s market, Zoe and Mona walk past an artisanal cheese stand – that just so happens to be owned by Stan. Stan teases Zoe that she’s following him around but it’s obvious that all (well, at least, most) of the interest is on his side. Although it’s too soon to tell if Zoe is yet pregnant, she is literally eating free samples of farmer’s market bread and cheese by the basketful. Olivia, who sells homemade bread at the market, is obviously crushing hard on Stan and is immediately wary and jealous of Zoe.

first

18:11-23:08 (first quasi-date)

Zoe’s shop is hosting an evening seminar from a pet expert when Stan shows up. She invites him to get lost but instead they both end up leaving the shop to get something to eat. They get to know each other a little bit and the sparks fly.

date

25:05-31:50 (real first date)

In what is some of the worst timing by anyone ever, Zoe is in the midst of taking her pregnancy test when Stan arrives for their date. A bit of gross-out humor follows as Zoe’s dog, Nuts, eats the stick she just peed on. Zoe gives up on the test and leaves.

Zoe and Stan’s date is at a local community garden which Stan has decked out with about a billion dollars’ worth of Christmas lights. They eat, but a spilled glass of wine leads to (in true rom-com fashion) setting the table on fire, which leads to a water fight with a hose. Dinner portion of the date is over! Stan walks Zoe back home, leaving her with a memorable kiss. Zoe goes into her apartment and finds Nuts has barfed up the pee stick and it clearly shows she is pregnant.

farmer

36:18-37:10 (farmer Stan)

Since things are going so well between them, Stan invites Zoe up to his farm for the weekend. Zoe embarrasses herself by driving her car into a tree – eyes not on the road but understandably rubber-necking at a shirtless Stan on his tractor.

stew


38:59-45:19 (the stew, the barn)

Zoe, psyching herself up to tell Stan she is pregnant, further embarrasses herself by eating his homemade chili stew, straight out of the pot with her bare hands, but he still (inexplicably) is as taken with her as ever. That evening, he gives her a tour of the farm and they talk more about their lives and their pasts. A kiss in the barn quickly leads to more, and after a passionate, and yes literal roll in the hay, Zoe breaks the news to Stan about her pregnancy.

Taken aback by how she could keep such a crucial secret to herself, Stan walks off. <–Click here Paula, click here.

leaves

After having spent the night on the couch, Stan wakes to the sound of Zoe’s car creaking out of his driveway. He asks her not to leave, things looking different to him after having slept on them, since he felt he was also keeping secrets. For example, he hadn’t told her he was taking night classes because he was embarrassed to not have already finished college. However, she is adamant that the relationship won’t work out and leaves.

park

49:00-51:48 (Stan returns, the doctor’s office, the park)

Stan comes back to New York, and knocks on Zoe’s door. She lets him in and they reconcile. He says he is “all in” this relationship, for Zoe and her unborn child.

He accompanies her to the doctor’s office for an ultrasound, and (in what is currently the pinnacle of Alex’s career as a comedy actor) Stan and Zoe are both shocked to learn she is carrying twins. After the appointment they talk things over at the park, and an overwhelmed Stan, wondering what exactly he has gotten himself into, leaves Zoe on a bench to walk off some of his nervous stress.

stan

51:48-55:06 (Stan at the park ZOE FREE)

Watching some kids play in the park, Stan meets a man, the father of young boys. The man is a calming influence on Stan, expressing how the joys of fatherhood are more than ample reward for the moments of terror that come along with it. Lots of “awful” times though. Lots. Of. Them.

cab

57:22-1:00:55 (back in the cab, the party, the after-party)

Getting back into her cab after leaving her (last) single mother’s meeting (now that she is dating Stan, she is no longer eligible to be in that particular group) Zoe is met by Stan who reaffirms his desire to be with her and be a father to her children.

park

1:00:56-1:02:04 (back at the park ZOE FREE)

Stan re-visits his friend and fatherhood mentor at the park. It’s touching, funny and real as the men discuss the trials, tribulations and pleasures of relating to a woman overcome by the hormones, emotions and physical changes of pregnancy.

study

1:03:25-1:09:55 (Stan studies, Zoe returns from shopping, eating in bed, pancakes)

Stan is studying his economics when Zoe comes home from shopping at the baby supply superstore. She has purchased a twin stroller that won’t even fit through the door. Flailing into the apartment, the shopping bags seem to multiply exponentially as an increasingly manic Zoe stresses to Stan how much they will need in order to properly feed and clothe two children. Feeding off Zoe’s emotion, Stan kind of starts to freak out again. Zoe invites him to leave her anytime he wants. He, again, emphasizes his commitment to her.

shopping

1:09:56-1:11:12 (Stan goes shopping, Stan’s exam ZOE FREE)

Tackling his fears head-on, Stan goes to the baby supply store to find a better fitting twin stroller. He makes a deal with the shop girl for a custom order, knowing the final product will take a few weeks to arrive.

He goes to take one of his exams but can’t focus on the work in front of him, consumed with worry about Zoe and the twins and their future. He walks out of the exam, leaving it unfinished.

birth

1:11:20-1:22:11 (Zoe’s Old Ass, The Birth, The Breakup)

Zoe is going through old pictures, sharing with Stan, and her reminisces and nostalgia lead to some bittersweet and intimate disclosures about her childhood. The two continue to bond as they get to know each other better.

A phone call from one of Zoe’s friends from her old single mother’s group has Zoe and Stan leaving the apartment in the middle of the night to attend the friend’s home birth.

Now, in the interest of full disclosure, Stan is absent for the middle portion of the birth scene, but it’s still worth watching for the sheer horror/hilarity of the performances.

Back at the farmer’s market, Zoe runs into Olivia for the first time since they day the met, prior to Stan and Zoe dating. Olivia is stunned to see Zoe so pregnant, assuming that Stan is the biological father, and when Stan says that the babies “aren’t his,” Zoe is shocked and takes it the wrong way, even after Stan does his best to explain what he meant.

As proof of his commitment, he tells Zoe that he has dropped out of school to focus on work and saving money. Zoe doesn’t see that as commitment, just further proof that Stan isn’t ready for fatherhood and family. He pleads with her, but she is adamant that the relationship is now over.

stan

1:30:11-1:30:30 (Stan the Salesman ZOE FREE)

Eight long Stan-less minutes follow in which all of Zoe’s friends and relatives try to help her to adjust to the single life again, though they disagree with her reasons for breaking it off with Stan. She is encouraged to confront her trust issues by friends and family who are still supportive of all her decisions.

Zoe is home the day the special-order twin stroller is delivered and this proves to her that Stan was in fact truly dedicated to her and starting their family.

We find Stan at the farmer’s market, bitterly attempting to sell his latest cheese called “The Zoe.”

birth

1:32:24-1:40:07 (Zoe’s Labor, Stan & babies, the Grand Opening, The end!)

Zoe has gone into labor and rushes into the farmers market to find Stan. She says she loves him and believes in their relationship and they rush off to the hospital together… sometime later, back at the apartment we see Stan and the two babies cuddling before he puts them to bed and it is truly too sweet for words!

Stan, having successfully focused on his work, has graduated from the farmer’s market and opened a small cheese shop. At the grand opening celebration, he proposes marriage to Zoe and she accepts.

While Stan and Zoe are out with the twins in their stroller, Zoe suddenly moves to the nearest trashcan and wildly pukes her guts out. The look on her face when she emerges tells the tale – Zoe is pregnant again!

credits

1:40:08-1:42:48 (Credits/outtakes)

The entire movie, with credits, runs 1:44:09. It’s not too much of your life wasted if you end up hating it and really! I mean, just scroll back up there and back down again. IT’S STAN.

STAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN.

Screencaps from bookemdanno.net

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Discussion

72 thoughts on “You Watched “The Back Up Plan” All the Way Through (Are you OK?)

  1. Ok, I think I’m the only person who DID like BUP. And didn’t really like TOF. I liked it because, (and I will say this loud and clear, because I’m not ashamed!) I like JLo! I think she does comedy really well. And it’s a rom-com so I went into it not expecting any deviation from the boy meets girl/boy and girl have problems/ boy and girl live happily ever after storyline. And Alex was in it, which is all that really matters in the long run, right? 😄

    Thanks for doing this, Steph. I’ll stand up and loudly proclaim that I liked BUP and I.am.not.ashamed!

    Posted by westy | March 21, 2013, 1:00 am
    • I liked it! Loved it really – I mean, its a cute, funny entertaining 1:44min

      what acronym did we give TBUP lovers? Cant remember

      Posted by Kimphin1 | March 21, 2013, 9:20 am
    • Westy, so glad you said that you like JLo and her rom coms. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them as well as some of her other movies. She have had some wonderful Hunky Hunks as partners in all of them and her other movies. Alex was therefor filling some very big shoes (Shoes of George Clooney, Richard Gere, Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Justin Chambers, Billy Champbell, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Vartan & Josh Lucas – F/ck they are all GREAT!!)
      I first watched this movie because of the quality of all these guys that played opposite her…..and was pleasantly surprised by this unknown actor to me (Alex O’Loughlin), that totally stole the show!!
      I was hooked …..and the rest is history! 😀

      Posted by FOYeur | March 21, 2013, 12:48 pm
      • Off the top of my head, the only other J-Lo movie I can remember seeing is Maid in Manhattan — which I remember liking. Probably more my “type” of movie than TBUP is, put side by side. I’m not a big movie buff in general, so movie stars don’t really register on my radar unless they’re already super-stars (Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck, etc).

        I love that TBUP is what made FOYeur an Alex fan… Thanks J-lo!!! 😀 J-Lo making all these movies & getting to pick her co-stars, I love that. Reminds me of when Diane Lane made Walk on the Moon & cast bb Viggo Mortensen as her love interest….. ah, to be a woman with a teensy bit of power in Hollywood!!!

        Posted by SJ2 (Junk Kicker) | March 22, 2013, 8:53 am
  2. Westy, I liked TBUP! I didn’t love it but I liked it but I am sure I wouldn’t have liked it at all if not for Alex. I’m not a JLo fan (sorry) nor do I really like rom coms but TBUP does have some redeeming features, Alex and the supporting cast particularly. I loved Zoe’s friend and my 1970s childhood heart loved Linda Lavin (Alice!) and Tom Bosley. Stan was ADORBS if a little bit limp. But then I’d not say no if he got into MY taxi. And I’m dead sure I’d drive into a tree, too, if I saw him shirtless on a tractor. Well, any kind of shirtless, really.

    Steph, great post and great pics. Staaaaaaaaaan!

    Posted by Andrea_Briz | March 21, 2013, 1:26 am
  3. The ABSOLUTE best bits of the movie was the gag bits in the end credits! Just loved to see Alex cracking up. I was having a fit myself watching him loosing it 😀

    Posted by paula | March 21, 2013, 4:14 am
  4. I LOVED The Back Up Plan!
    Yes you kind of wish there was such a man, but unless you are delusional, you know sadly they don’t.
    I can safely say I was crying with laughter! So for me it is one of my all time favorite films. Not just Alex’s films, but over all.

    Posted by Amanda | March 21, 2013, 4:43 am
  5. PS. Tryin to save ‘THE WALK’! OMG!!!!!!!!
    Thank you! 😀

    Posted by Amanda | March 21, 2013, 4:48 am
  6. I saw The Back Up Plan twice in the theatre and it’s my go-to movie when I’m feeling down…it’s just so damn cute and stupid and funny and unbelievable…and it has Stan. What’s not to love??

    Great synopsis of the movie, babe!

    Posted by PNWgal (@PNWgal) | March 21, 2013, 7:02 am
  7. “The Barn” is all that needs to be said.

    Posted by janamakena | March 21, 2013, 9:01 am
  8. One of the lines that totally makes me laugh:

    Jennifer Elise Cox (in the baby store >talking to Stan) Have you seen some of these babies? Total Fatasses!

    ROFLMAO.

    Posted by Kimphin1 | March 21, 2013, 9:22 am
  9. I want to comment on this so much, but I hardly remember the film at all! Except that I loved the doctor and when Zoe walked away from Stan in the market I wanted to cry.

    Also something about chickens? On people’s heads?

    Posted by Alicia | March 21, 2013, 10:49 am
  10. I actually LOVED TBUP! I know it’s not popular to like it but I fell head over heels in love with Stan! Love the post, thanks!! 😀

    Posted by vanduyn | March 21, 2013, 12:02 pm
  11. My random thoughts:
    * I want to differ from you all here and say that there are actually men like Stan out there. When they love a woman enough, they will take her with the baggage – Examples – Will Bryant (And in RL, a colleague of mine (in her 40’s) found out her brother was only a half brother, because her father married the woman that he loved even though she was already pregnant with another man’s child) I think there are a lot more of these stories out there than what we think!
    * Weird thing for me, Stan let her walk away after they first meet – I mean really it is NY, what are the chances that they will meet up again?
    * Very believable, that Zoe would meet somebody when she is happy – Sometimes I think, where are all the men? And then suddenky when you hook up with one and are happy, they all crawl out of the woodwork (if that makes any sense) 😀
    * Zoe eating like a pig, just did not fit her character….it was aweful
    * I passionately hate the the water birthing scene….it was needed for the plot, but they could have done it funnier and less stupid
    * I totally agree with you, the support cast were great!
    Thanks for doing this Steph!

    Posted by FOYeur | March 21, 2013, 2:18 pm
  12. Well Steph, thanks to your wonderful recap I won’t have to watch it at all now. Of course Alex is the draw, and the surrounding cast does sounds good, I’ll just read this and look at your pics and go put in TOF again. *i need to balance out westy-seriously what is wrong with her?* Kidding, everyone can have their own likes and dislikes, but I may have to stop shopping at Kohl’s if I have to see her big stupid face on the posters in there when I go. #Twit

    Posted by Cvc | March 21, 2013, 4:14 pm
  13. I was tricked into seeing the backup plan. I don’t go for romcoms, and I don’t like Jennifer Lopez…..and having watched Moonlight when it was on, I still wasn’t under his spell…..until TBUP….BUT I didn’t realize that Stan was Mick!
    DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
    And now it’s one of my favorite movies and I watch it all the time, because Stan is just this ridiculously perfect man.

    Posted by LaHagela (The Tinkler) | March 21, 2013, 4:38 pm
  14. Staaaaaaaan!!!!

    I *hate* rom/coms yet when I saw the commercials for this movie, I thought, “Man I gotta see that!” I thought it looked funny and there was just **something** that drew me to the movie! I almost bought it for my iPod for my trip to Hawaii (oh the irony) but I let a friend talk me into buying Date Night instead. (I don’t talk to her anymore…lol)

    well along came McGarrett then I realized he was also Vincent and then I saw this was him and welllll I watched it immediately! So I can’t say whether I would have loved it as much without Alex but I can honestly say it is a movie that kept appealing to me long before I knew this AOL dude.

    I’m not a big JLo fan but I can honestly say *begrudgingly so* that she’s very good in rom/coms….the few that I’ve seen her in. She and Alex had great chemistry. (but who doesn’t he have chemistry with?? besides you know, the one who shall not be named….)

    Yeah it was a no brainer romance movie but I loved the humor. The humor is what set it apart. Most of that is the supporting cast. Alex, bless him, had to be the ‘straight’ guy but lets face it….it’s Alex and his face is going to make you laugh at some point. (unless you’re a bologna sandwich eating serial killer). His scene in the doctors office with the eye twitch every time the doctor says v@gina still makes me howl with laughter to this day! His scenes with Anthony Anderson were my favorite of the entire movie. And Mona….who could not love Mona.

    My only complaint about Stan…..no tatts. Why the hell can’t a cheese farmer from NYC have tattoos?? And be Australian?? MovieFAIL.

    Posted by ESS @H50BAMF | March 21, 2013, 7:07 pm
  15. To me, TBUP proves how chameleon-like Alex is as an actor. My husband got jealous of, uh, my reaction to him in The Shield. So when I saw a promo for TBUP, I knew I wanted to see it, but I worried husband would be a poop about it. Not to worry! We went “to see JLo”, and husband laughed, I sighed. And he NEVER realized it was the guy from the The Shield! He also never figured out Dr. Andy was Stan. Sadly, he’s pegged McG as Dr. Andy. Eh, I had a good run.

    Posted by gracenotpark | March 21, 2013, 7:30 pm
  16. I liked TBUP it was funny J.LO was okay in this romcom. But this movie is where I discoverd Alex,and I wanted to see every thing he was in, except FEED I’m still bit scared of that one. You did a great recap ESs. I’ll have to see it again the walk and all.

    Posted by kiwi. | March 22, 2013, 3:11 am
  17. I must admit that when TBUP was new in theaters, I saw the movie poster and thought that Patrick Dempsey was in a movie with JLo. *wtf* Forgive me, my FUCUPs. I never watched TBUP until I was already a H50/Alex fan.

    Posted by Andr3a (Hawaii 5-0 FUCUP Blogazine) | March 22, 2013, 8:06 am
  18. I really must go back to Sardonic and find all the posts about BUP…cuz I’m pretty sure everyone except FOYeur, Kimmer and I, hated it! Or maybe it’s just JLo you hated? Yep, that’s probably it.
    You can all keep your TOF, give me BUP any day! 😄 At least it wasn’t a snooze fest. *running away really fast*

    Posted by westy | March 22, 2013, 10:04 am
  19. THANKS FOR THE AWESOME POST, STEPH!!
    I admit that I have watched TBUP more than just that first time. Because of STAN.
    I think J-Lo is good in the romcoms, so I didn’t have a problem with her. And, STAN.
    Loved the supporting cast in this. Totally agree with you. Plus, STAN.
    I never realized that Olivia was Daneel Ackles. Grace may take my SPNfangirl card away. Also, STAN.
    DEEKS!!! And, STAN.
    The meet-cutes in this movie are so cute. Because of STAN.
    Thanks as well, for teaching me about goat cheese and barns and iliac crests. Especially STAN’s.
    The other thing I liked in this movie was STAN.
    AS ALWAYS BABE, YOU’RE ROCKING THE RECAP!!

    Posted by heymomo | March 22, 2013, 8:49 pm
  20. I wanted to thank you for the 2nd picture, it’s my all time favourite from TBUP, I think he looks puzzled, and his smile is just cute, CUTE, CUTE (and the eyebrow-porn, omg, sorry I had to mention this 😉 )!
    His smile in 57:22 is driving me nuts as well 😉 ! I loved TBUP, it wasn’t that bad, Super Steve is worth watching it anytime!!

    Posted by buttercup | March 23, 2013, 11:58 am
  21. Steph! I am not sure how I missed this! What potential for an epic fail! So sorry!

    This movie does have it’s moments and Alex is wonderful in it. I’m not as bitter and cynical as I used to be and don’t have such a strong hatred of rom coms these day but I always enjoyed TBUP, for a lot of those reasons you have mentioned here. Anthony Anderson is so great! Very well cast. Stan passing out at the first ultra sound will forever be hilarious. Until the day I have kids and then I wish I could unsee scene that and forget I know that happens lol.

    Thanks for the plaid shirt action as well.

    Now I want to rewatch this movie.

    Posted by Infant_Sardonic | March 27, 2013, 2:49 am
  22. That picture (title to this blog) where he’s holding the “buybees”, omg, I guess it’s never too late to make a comment about his absolutely awesome hands and the vein-porn! OMG look at those gorgeously shaped phenomenally long fingers! (I have to spell it “buybee” everytime I think of that word, because in a recent interview, he’s referring to his newborn babyboy with his gorgeous accent pronouncing it like “buybee” (at least I would spell it like that in switzerland)!

    Posted by buttercup | April 9, 2013, 4:44 am
    • 😀 LOL, yes that is exactly how he sounds! Never too late to comment, of course. I think to see a man with a baby (in this case, babies) it melts the hearts of woment everywhere! And thank you for commenting on the feature picture for the blog. Stan + those little red-headed babies…. I could not resist.

      Posted by SJ2 (Junk Kicker) | April 9, 2013, 1:50 pm

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