The Back-up Plan is a 2010 romantic comedy directed by Alan Poul. The movie is set in New York and has a run-time of 106 minutes. Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) is a a-thirty-something former executive, now pet-store owner, who is desperate to become a mother.
Unfortunately, Zoe is finding it impossible to meet Mr Right, as she has difficulty letting people into her life, as a result of losing her parents at a young age. Zoe's only living relative is her grandmother, Nana (Linda Lavin), who has been dating the same man, Arthur (Tom Bosley), for several years, but as yet, has not married.
Consequently, against the advice of her best friend Mona (Michaele Watkins), who is herself an experienced mother, Zoe decides to opt for artificial insemination, so she can have a baby before she is too old.
To prepare for motherhood Zoe joins a single mother's group, which proves to have some very eccentric members. The insemination is then carried out by Dr. Harris (Robert Klein) and Zoe leaves the fertility clinic in high spirits, however as she hops into a taxi home, she bumps into Stan ( Alex O'Loughlin), a cheese manufacturer and college student.
Stan is instantly smitten with Zoe and although the attraction isn't initially mutual, after several romantic dates, Zoe is convinced she has found her prince charming. Unfortunately, Dr. Harris then announces that the earlier insemination procedure has been more than successful and that Zoe is now pregnant with twins.
Zoe then has to figure out a way to break the news to Stan. At first Stan is confused, although eventually he agrees to stand by Zoe and they move in together and start shopping for baby equipment. As the date of the birth approaches however, both Stan and Zoe are unsure about the strength and future of their relationship.