Have a Back-up Plan if you Watch the Back-up Plan

When I first met my husband, I remember there was a movie he wanted to see that I didn’t. When he mentioned wanting to go to the movie, I told him he could see it with a friend if he wanted to because I wasn’t interested in it. Upon hearing this, he told me that this relationship is about compromise and that if I see and do things that he’s interested in, that he will do the same for me.

And so it has been law for the past 9 years.

Our compromise goes something like this:

  • I see Tron Legacy; He sees the next movie released with Milla Jovovich, even if it’s Ultraviolet 2. (Ok, maybe not Ultraviolet 2.)
Milla = my girl crush. I will watch Resident Evil 12 if she makes it.


  • I see Creed in concert; He pays for my ticket, snacks, all my drinks, and tells me I’m prettier than a pre-face lift Megan Fox all night long.

Enter Saturday night.

Hubs gave the stinky face to watching The Back-up Plan with Jennifer Lopez.


What happened to our compromise? I told him that I would remember this forever – or until Tron 3 is released. Whichever comes first.

So we started the movie.

The story was about Zoe, an incredibly hot girl that can’t find a man, gets artificially inseminated, meets a hot dude in a cab afterwards, falls in love, and doesn’t tell him that she’s pregnant. Got it?

Have you ever watched a movie you knew you were going to hate by the opening credits alone? That was The Back-up Plan. (I’m serious about the credits too. It was a silly animated sequence that lasted SO long.) The movie was cliché and without any redeeming quality like humor or emotion. I’m pretty sure Jennifer Lopez is trying to stop Alex O’Loughlin from watching the movie in the poster.


I think we made it to the half way point until we turned it off. Yes, I’m reviewing a movie I only saw half of.

After we turned the movie off, I begged for forgiveness for making him watch it but then I stopped short of promising to see Tron 3 with him. He forgets a lot of stuff. But he’ll remember that.

We then watched our back-up plan: Aliens on Blu-ray.

My rating: 3 out of 10 stars

Does anyone else have a special agreement to do or watch things together with their spouse, fiancé, girlfriend, or boyfriend?


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8 responses to “Have a Back-up Plan if you Watch the Back-up Plan

  1. JLo

    We do the exact opposite, which is why I see 95% of movies by myself. Her taste in Nora Ephron/Reese Witherspoon swill and mine in quality cinema rarely cross, and we are both fine with this. I think the last one we saw together was Up in the Air.

  2. We do the same, but it’s in the way our netflix lineup works. My pick, his pick, my pick, etc.

  3. We pretty much have the same taste. We do compromise. He makes me watch sweaty beefcakes fight each other & I make him take Body Jam. 🙂

  4. I don’t make him watch girly movies and he doesn’t make me watch guy movies. If we do go to the theater together, it’s definitely for something we both want to see.

    I have also never missed seeing something that I want to see – usually I’ll go with a girlfriend or watch it via Netflix/On Demand while the kids are sleeping on Saturdays (and he’s at work).

  5. Katie G

    *steals Milla picture for next hair plan*

  6. I love this!! And yes that movie was AWFUL. I’ve denied that I ever even watched it to friends. Love your blog!!

  7. You guys are great at compromise – I think we must not be because we are totally the opposite. I read a book when football is on, and he watches action movies after I go to sleep (I go to bed earlier than most 8 year olds). Chick flicks are saved for girls nights. Luckily we pretty much agree on comedy and horror so there are still lots of movies we watch together. Or if we can’t agree it is pretty amusing just to watch my hubby dance…..

    Milla is pretty hot, I think I have more girl crushes than guy crushes…..

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