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Genre: Comedy / Theatrical Release: 2009 / Suitable for 12 years and over / Director: Lara Shapiro / Actors: Lindsay Lohan, Chris Parnell, Cheryl Hines, Luke Kirby, Connie Britton ... / DVD released 2009-08-31 at Momentum Pictures / Features of the DVD: PAL

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      16.04.2013 17:08
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      I'll never get those 89 minutes back!

      When it comes to some films I am left thinking why did I just sit through that and not just stare at a wall?! I am sorry to say this was one of those films!

      I bought this from Amazon on a whim, looking for films I hadn't seen. I bought it used and in very condition for just £1.26 (including post and packaging) so felt I had nothing to lose.....just my time it turned out!

      Film Only Review:

      Thea (Lindsay Lohan) is a secretary at a publishing company and with the threat from the boss about getting the sack she quickly remembers that on a programme she recently had seen that you can't sack a pregnant woman....so voila it seems a good idea to tell him on the spot that she is indeed pregnant which she isn't. She does get to keep her job and thinks that maybe she can get out out of the situation at a later date of her whoping lie however soon the whole company knows, her little sister catches on about the lie as does her boyfriend who she is tiring of but for the time being she has to pretend to be engaged to him.

      With the help of her mate/co-worker at the firm Lisa (Tracee Ellis Ross) who isn't in agreement with Thea's tall story they hatch a plan to make it look like Thea really is pregnant with Thea seeming to start to quite enjoy being 'pregnant'. However when her boss goes out of town his younger and cuter brother Nick (Luke Kirby) comes in to take the reigns and a spark develops between him and Thea with her getting a promotion in the firm to be Editor of the parenting division regarding books and him and Thea spend alot of time together to try to gain new authors, pregnant women in the main to allow them to publish the books.

      Of course this isn't without its issues for Thea, not actually being pregnant and never having been and with her and Nick growing closer how the heck can she get out of the lies she's told, keep her job and manage the man she wants?

      Well...My Thoughts (For What They Are Worth):

      Ok this is meant to be a farcical comedy and indeed you do get one as the plot of this is so unbelievable and silly yet you know the ending about ten minutes into it there is no surprises with this film at all!

      There were no outstanding performance's apart from the boss's dog who stole the limelight for me in all its scenes, the story though as a whole is totally unmemorable, daft and I never laughed out loud once. Lindsay Lohan and the rest of the cast bumbled through this nightmare, seriously I only watched the ending just so I could write the review about it.

      Its rated 12, which is right in my humble opinion but I wouldn't advise anyone to bother with this, I really wouldn't!

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        10.10.2012 08:23
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        Good comedy

        I had seen this film about for ages and thought it looked good and was definitely worth a watch. However I didn't get round to buying the dvd so I was pleased when I saw this was now available to watch on Netflix. This is a film only review.

        ==Plot==
        Thea is in her early 20s but sadly she's not living the party lifestyle that most girls her age are. Her parents died in a car accident a couple of years ago which led to Thea needing to become the guardian for her 17 year old sister.

        Thea doesn't mind looking after her sister but she finds she spends her life rushing about taking her sister to and from school whilst trying to earn a decent wage in between.

        Thea has a good job at a publishing firm but things are going downhill and fast, she is consistently late for work and her mind is rarely focused on the job in hand. As a result of this, Thea's supervisor calls her into his office and she knows that he has her papers ready to let her go. Thinking on her feet Thea decides a little white lie wouldn't hurt anyone and it would mean that she could continue working and supporting her sister.  Therefore, Thea announces she is pregnant.

        ==Opinion==
        I had relatively high expectations of this film. I knew that the plot wouldn't be of the highest standard but I was fairly certain that it would be humerous and fun to follow.

        Lindsay Lohan plays Thea and initially I was a little skeptical that she may not be able to display a mother type figure as she was young when this was filmed. However, we begin to learn that Thea would do anything to support her family.   

        The plot was fun and I found it flowed well. There was a lot of humour encompassed within the plot which I enjoyed and I found myself laughing frequently. As Thea was 'pregnant' she found herself trying to learn on the job and trying to display all the signs of pregnancy which she found quite difficult, especially when the time came for her bump to start showing!

        I found that I really enjoyed this film. Lindsay Lohan has been the centre of a lot of negative press recently which may put some people off of this film but it really is a great film which is perfect for any lovers of comedy and the acting is of a very high standard.

        I found the plot flowed well. The ending was done well and all was wrapped up although it was predictable. However there were a couple of twists and turns which had me guessing too.

        ==Additional Information==
        The film was released in 2009.
        It stars Lindsay Lohan.
        It runs for 89 minutes.
        It is rated a 12.

        ==Summary==
        Looking on imdb I can see that this film has received a number of negative reviews. However, I personally found it to be an interesting light hearted comedy that I would definitely watch again.

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        07.05.2011 17:54
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        A decent film starring Lindsay Lohan.

        **Film Only Review**

        While browsing lovefilm recently for something new I decided that Labour Pains (Labor Pains in USA) was something that probably required little effort to watch so I set about adding it to my list and waiting for it to be delivered.

        This film, starring Lindsay Lohan in the lead role, is about Thea (Lohan) who pretends that she is having a baby in order to prevent herself getting fired from her job. It has the desired affect and not only does she not get fired but she sees herself getting a promotion and various other things happening to her, the question is, what will happen when she inevitably gets found out?

        Overall I wasn't sure what I would think about this film but I quickly found myself getting caught up in it. I sympathised quite a lot with the character of Thea because she had said something very stupid and got caught up in her own lie. I suppose the film does show a valuable lesson that you shouldn't lie as things just escalate out of control but sure, to some extent, most people have told a stupid lie in their time and learnt what a mistake it was to their own peril.

        The storyline was quite interesting and there was enough going on at all times to keep me watching with pretty avid interest. The characters were well acted and there was quite a few funny moments that I could relate to, particularly when Thea is talking about someone and they overhear what is said and confront them. Not necessarily a funny moment for some people but it's one that I could relate to and it gave me a big chuckle seeing the shock on the ladies faces at getting caught out, fantastic!

        I really did enjoy this storyline and because the film running time was just under 90 minutes I felt that it was just long enough to get the story across without dragging it out. Also, because it wasn't too long it kept my concentration which is something that's quite difficult for films to do lately! I enjoyed watching Lohan and actually found her acting was quite good. Obviously this storyline wasn't the most riveting ever and the fact that she is playing someone who is a liar probably made it a little bit easier for this to be acted out, however, I would definitely recommend this film. I love the typical chicklit book, and romance genre of films and this film matched the kind of thing I'm looking for exactly!

        If you are interested in purchasing this film then you may do so from Amazon for around £3.99 (Price correct in May 2011).

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        25.07.2010 17:31
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        The only pain in this, is the film itself.

        Life is hard for Thea Clayhill (Lindsay Lohan), after the death of her parents, she's been left to provide for her 17 year old sister on a basic secretarial wage. Thea detests her job and can't wait to leave, however, with no other prospects and a sister to put through college, Thea puts up with it day in day out, the only saviour being her best friend and work colleague Lisa (Cheryl Hines).

        When the two of them are caught bitching about their neurotic boss, Thea is immediately called into the office and as she's about to be fired she lets on to her boss that she's pregnant (a complete lie of course), Thea learned on 'Law & Order' that pregnant women can't be fired from their jobs. Therefore with a now secure job things are on the up for Thea. The only problem being - how is she going to carry on this lie for the next 9 months without being found out?

        Labour Pains, released in 2009 only received a theatrical release in certain countries, not the UK and strangely not the USA, where it was released straight to DVD to a somewhat mixed reception. There are always misconceptions about straight to DVD movies, so it's easy to put them in a box and forget about them. However, I've always seen Lindsay Lohan in a slightly more flattering light than her many critics and for that reason I was willing to give her, and Labour Pains a chance.

        Unfortunately, this was one of my (many) mistakes in life, as the film is actually a bit of a mess and the bargain bin is almost too good for it. From the very beginning, Labour Pains has no credibility and it would seem that common logic has taken a very wide berth with this film. Who said that pregnant women couldn't be fired? From then on we're taken down a slow and ever so tedious route of cliché after cliché before finally hitting a largely satisfying ending (not that the ending was good, I was just satisfied it had ended). The comedy aspect was largely hit and miss with this film, mainly meaning that it missed, and I hit the bottle. Ok, a slight exaggeration, but watching this film was about as entertaining as joining Lindsay Lohan in prison would be right about now. Dull as dishwater doesn't even cut it. To be fair, Lohan does her best and it isn't entirely her fault, as we've all seen that she *can* act given a good enough script, but it's almost as if she needs a little helping hand, much like a child on their first day of school. In numerous scenes she seems to be clearly waiting for some sort of cue, or a helping hand from her cast member. This is extremely blatant in the scenes featuring her 'best friend' Cheryl Hines, obviously it doesn't particularly matter that Cheryl is easily around 20 years older than Lohan (again, there's that logic out the window). Lohan simply looks like a lost puppy for a large portion of the film, and that's not due to the frivolous nature of Thea, Lohan seems to be looking around for a sign from God to inform her of what exactly she's doing on the set of this terrible movie.

        It doesn't stop there for our poor, fallen starlet though. For a character that the audience really should be able to bond with and relate to, the narrative of this movie really does make it an uphill struggle for even a glint of empathy to resonate from the audience. Thea (and this isn't Lohan's fault) acts like a bumbling idiot for the majority of the movie, not knowing what's she's doing or even why she's doing it. There are numerous opportunities for the audience to feel for her character, the fact that she's working in a job that she hates to offer a better life for her little sister and the death of both their parents seem like perfect moments for a bit of real emotion, yet this film falls at every available hurdle, with me left tearing my hair out by the ending. Thea comes across as a very cold character, ironically she sometimes looks like one of the 'mean girls' from school, even a role that she can play comfortably she manages to fall flat with. Often you'll see Thea and Lisa smoking in the toilets slagging their boss off, or bullying one of their co-workers with an almost gang-like mentality. This gives the audience nothing to actually like about Thea's character and in turn means that I really couldn't care less what happened to her throughout the film.

        The premise of the film is rather original with a lot of promise to it, I think with a different actress on board (possibly the Jennifer Aniston or Tina Fey type), it could have been a lot more successful. Of course the significant plot holes and flaws do it no favours either, so it shouldn't all be placed on Lohan's shoulders. At one point, Thea walks into a bar after work, still wearing her baby bump and orders a double vodka shot - no one even bats an eyelid. It's these minor, yet major fragilities which really put the final nail in the coffin for this terrible, terrible film.

        Unfortunately after all that, this film was too far gone to possibly save, even with a few (childish) sexual innuendoes involving a pregnancy class and a suitably placed balloon (you can imagine what happens to that). All in all, this film is a complete and utter mess from start to finish and if Lindsay Lohan thinks she's going to revive her career starring in this sort of tripe, she's sadly mistaken.

        Not recommended.

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          23.03.2010 14:26
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          Worth a look - suprisingly good

          People tend to know more about Lindsay Lohan's personal life these days than her acting. This was a film she grasped with both hands when she was offered the role. Probably the only role she was offered that year! If rumours are to be believed Lindsay was a pain on the set while filming this as well!

          So the story is based on Lohan's character Thea. Her parents passed away a few years ago and so its just her and her little sister Emma. Thea works at a publishing house and is on the verge of getting fired when her boss overhears Thea talking about him behind his back. She suddenly realizes if he sacked a pregnant woman he'd look really bad, so decides to pretend she's pregnant. Thea was only going to go along with it for a couple of weeks until the argument had blown over, but she gets carried away, buying fake baby bumps from maternity stores and all sorts. And when her boss goes on leave for a few weeks she starts to fall for his replacement.

          Its actually a newish story - one that isn't done over and over at least. It's somewhat believable until obviously she takes it too far, but then movies never really reflect real life totally. Lindsay Lohan actually puts in not a bad performance in this film. OK, so she's not without some faults here and there - you can tell she's been out of acting for a while - but when you get into the film you remember what a good actress she used to be before the partying took its toll! She's believable and does comedy well.

          The film is quite low budget, there is a good amount of outdoors filming but the sets themselves of the inside of the publishing house etc really do look like portacabins they rented out for a couple of months for the filming. Having said that, if you look past this and treat it as if it was a low budget independent film (which it is really) then it's really not that bad. It didn't go to cinemas, and I can see why - I don't think anyone would have rushed out to see Lindsay Lohan on opening weekend. But as a DVD film it works well.

          There is like I said a romantic interest between Lohan's character and a colleague. I felt they did have chemistry but the male lead wasn't very good looking in my opinion. Which made it a little less believable that Thea would fall for him. Nick (her love interest played by Luke Kirby) is adequate as an actor, but his character is just a bit feeble really. He's someone who wouldn't say boo to a goose, and doesn't have much of a personality. Personally I don't think Thea would have fell for him romantically in real life, and although the chemistry was there between the two actors for the role, it didn't feel believable for their personalities to match. Perhaps if he'd looked like a stud I'd have understood it!

          I liked Lindsay Lohan back in the day hence why I got this on DVD to see what it was like. I was expecting bad acting, and a bad film to be honest but I was proved pleasantly wrong. It's a fun little film, some good performances, and overall it is done well despite having a very low budget. Worth a look if you see it in the sales.

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            14.03.2010 14:10
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            A romantic comedy with the famous Lindsay Lohan, that didn't even make it to the cinema.

            Labour Pains with Lindsay Lohan

            A romantic comedy with the famous Lindsay Lohan, that didn't even make it to the cinema.

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            Running: 89 minutes
            Category: Comedy/romances
            Year: 2009
            Director: Lara Shapiro
            Language: English
            Country: United States

            Actors:
            Lindsay Lohan as Thea Clayhill
            Bridgit Mendler as Emma Clayhill
            Cheryl Hines as Lisa DePardo
            Tracee Ellis Ross as Kristin
            Chris Parnell as Jerry Steinwald

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            The story is about a girl called Thea Clayhill who lives with her little sister Emma, who's still going to school. Thea works as a secretary at a publishing company, but she might lose her job, which she really needs for the money. Desperate she makes up a lie that she's pregnant! She saw on television that an employer couldn't fire a pregnant woman, in case of discrimination. So Thea keeps her job, but the problems are not over, because now everybody thinks she's pregnant and are starting to ask questions like who's the father? She gets totally caught up in the lie and even steals a fake pregnant belly to keep up the lie. But sooner or later she will have to tell the truth and it's not really helping that she is falling in love with a colleague and he with her. How will she get out of this one?

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            I enjoyed the acting in this movie. Lindsay Lohan plays the lead in this movie as Thea Clayhill. She's a young chaotic woman who has to take care of her sister. I liked how Lindsay Lohan played the part of Thea. She was quiet funny to see her trying to get out of this lie. She's chaotic happy person, which I think she looks a lot like Lindsay in real life. It's not just a comedy but also a romantic movie and the lucky boy is playing played by Luke Kirby as Nick the little brother of the boss, who's never taken serious. When his big brother asks him to take over the company for a while, he sees his opportunity. I thought he was very believable in his acting.

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            I did enjoy this movie and it was better then expected. I thought this movie and was going to be very simple and cheap looking movie, to make a quick buck. The movie hasn't even released in the cinema, so how bad can It be? Well not so bad. The story is very nice and feels original and the actors are quiet good. Maybe the story and situations feels a little bit predictable, but they are quiet funny. Especially Lindsay Lohan does it really good with her simple character, but give it really something special and fun to watch at. I really had to laugh about her and how she got herself into that situation of telling people she's pregnant. This is also a romantic movie, so you need to have the guy, which is pretty well done. It gives another storyline to focus on, and to make the whole pregnant story doesn't get boring. I really enjoyed this movie, but if you have seen it once.. its enough.

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              09.01.2010 14:38
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              Naff film

              I am very skeptical of so obviously labelled "star vehicles" such as Labour Pains, a film that, despite starring fallen starlet Lindsay Lohan, even failed to secure a theatrical release and went straight to DVD. That generally tells you a lot about a film, and here it speaks volumes, for Labour Pains is a laborious and painful film that's best avoided unless you're a masochist.

              The premise revolves around Lohan's character, Thea, who works in business as the assistant to her thoroughly detestable boss. She eventually winds up fired after he throws a wobbler at her for making a "mistake", but she rebukes by declaring that she is pregnant, therefore not allowing her boss to fire her due to how bad it would look. However, the lie of course soon snowballs, and keeping it up will be harder than she expected. From here, we examine other issues of Thea's life, such as her fairly boring, irritating boyfriend, as well as another potential suitor, Nick, who just happens to be the brother of her cantankerous boss. It all mounts up to form a thoroughly predictable mess that only the least discerning of audiences will tolerate.

              Lohan has always had a certain star power and charisma, as Mean Girls proved, but roles like this are not good for her. Her acting is fine, but the script never allows her, or anyone else, to truly "pop", making for a staunchly routine film that never tries to push the bar or be truly clever. What's more, the characterisation is never empathic enough, meaning we're never really asked to root for the protagonist.

              There's not much to recommend here; unless you're an obsessee of Lohan or want some torture, this is one best avoided because it's just sickeningly routine and frankly quite boring.

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              27.12.2009 15:32
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              Safe rom com

              Labour Pains has some truly cringe worthy dialogue in it and is a rather disappointing comedy that fails to deliver anything worth recommending.

              Lindsay Lohan stars in this comedy film as Thea who works for a rather obnoxious boss as his personal assistant. One day he has another of his regular temper tantrums aimed in her direction and sacks her from her job, she is desperate to keep the job and tells a lie that she is pregnant in order to stop him firing her and this lie then comes back to haunt her as things get out of control.

              The whole pregnancy thing alos brings into doubt the feelings she has her for her boyfriend who is also not a very nice character however she meets another man called Nick who is really charming however the bad news is that he is the brother of her boss.

              Lohan is not bad in the lead role, her character is rather flakey and at times a bit annoying however there is a certain innconce about her which is appealing. The film lasts ninety minutes and as a rom com it is rather predictable and pretty safe in the way that it develops the rather limited plot.

              Not the sort of film I would recommend as there are not enough laughs to be had and no real stand out characters either. Two stars at best and not recommended.

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              15.11.2009 20:59
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              Would recommend it for a good giggle

              Having recently had a trial period with blockbuster I was after some lighthearted comedies and this was one we chose. I'm not the biggest fan of Lindsay Lohan but she is a good actress and it sounded amusing.

              ~~ The Plot ~~

              You would think this film was about a pregnant woman who goes through labour pains and her experiences of it whether it be good/bad funny or horrific but you'd be wrong. Lindsay Lohan plays Thea Clayhill, a woman on the verge of losing her job and her only source of support for herself and her little sister. What do you do when you're desperate to keep your job? You lie!!

              And here it begins, Thea is magically pregnant and her work aren't allowed to fire her and so she keeps her job and her source of income. But for how long? How long can her lie take her or will it totally spiral out of control?

              ~~ My Opinion ~~

              I've never been the greatest fan of Lindsay Lohan but I've always admitted that she is indeed a very talented actress. You always know that her parts will come off as being sincere and that she'll put her heart into the roll. Playing the part of a pregnant woman is never an easy thing to do but what do you do when you aren't actually pregnant and have to invent a growing belly? Lohan did this wonderfully and even managed to imitate the way a pregnant woman walks and talks (believe me it's not fun!) She made the film enjoyable to watch and hilarious in most parts.

              The film is very true to life in that once you tell a lie, you have to tell another and another until the whole situation has spiralled out of control. Whether it gets to the point that you believe the lie is actually the truth you'll have to wait and see but it's certainly an adventurous trip for Thea. Does anyone know the truth? Yes. It only makes it harder as her best friend and sister try to talk some sense into her and convince her that the lie can't actually go anywhere but the bottom of a puddle.

              Other characters include Nick (Luke Kirby) who plays the part of Thea's boss' little brother who is put in charge of the business whilst he's put away. Convinced that Thea is telling the truth, things develop with Nick into a very crazy situation that I doubt anyone would believe. Thea is suddently an editor in the parenting department and this in itself brings some hilarious antics.

              Thea's little sister and best friend do have some parts within the film but I would like to have seen a little bit more of them. They have the task of convincing Thea that what she's doing can only end in disaster but is it already too late?

              One of the funniest characters works in Thea's office and is immediately suspicious of her situation. He's only a student there and is the geeky student that noone wants to get on the wrong side of. He makes life extremely difficult for her and you get to see Thea squirm her way out of numerous encounters.

              Is it a unique film? Well probably not but i've not seen a similar one lately and i've not seen a film as funny in a while. The acting is fantastic - especially as it looks like it's quite a low budget film with only a few different settings rather than some that have millions of different places involved. This makes it very easy to follow as does the limited cast. In some films I find myself getting confused between characters because they all look the same but this definitely wasn't a problem in this one.

              Would I recommend it to someone else? Yes. It did have it's cringeworthy moments (the ending is definitely one of those) but which film doesn't? Extra cheese was definitely on the menu when the cooked up this plot and I love it. Would men enjoy it? That I couldn't tell you as my other half was so bored he fell asleep half way through lol. He's more into his action films so it depends what kind of bloke it is.

              Definitely a good way to waste your night with a big bowl of popcorn and juice.

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                07.11.2009 23:52
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                Comedy

                Linsay Lohan stars in this comedy film that I actually found quite enjoyable, it is not the sort of film that I would go out of my way to watch again but it merits at least one viewing as it certainly has its funny moments and it is a fairly harmless sort of comedy.

                In the film Lohan plays the role of Thea an the role of her best friend is played by Cheryl Hines. Thea works for a rather obnoxious boss as a secretary and he is a rather odious man who one days loses his temper and promptly sacks her, faced with losing her job Thea tells a small lie about being pregnant however this lie comes back to haunt her and then snow balls out of control.

                One of the consequences of the lie is that she comes to realise that not only does she have a vile boss but her boyfriend is nothing to write home about either however she does meet a bloke called Nick who is the brother of her boss and a man with a very different personality than her boss.

                Now this sort of film is hardly likely to win any awards however it is a funny film in places and given the sort of mood I was in when I watched it then it ppealed to me. Lohan is good in the lead role as a slightly scatty leadng character who lets a little lie lead her into some rather uncomfortable situations.

                It is not a long film at just under 90 minutes in length which is about right forthis sort of comedy, the ending is rather predictable however it manages to avoid being overly sentimental and this is a pretty acceptable comedy that is only really ruined by a couple of scenes where the dialogue did make me cringe a bit.

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                  30.10.2009 23:54
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                  A good film

                  My Thoughts On The Film.

                  Settling down to watch tv and flicking from one channel to the next. There was nothing on that really caught my interest. So i went to sky movies on demand in search of a good film to watch. Wanting to see something light-hearted "although there was" quite a few other seemingly good films on offer. I decided to watch labour pains because the synopsis made it sound quite funny. It stars Lindsay lohan whose films i have always found to be quite good, especially Mean Girls and one of her earliest films which was The Parent Trap. Although i have never been a fan of anything to do with labour, assuming that "if nothing else" it would be quite funny i watched it. My original picture that i gathered in my head of what this was going to be like.

                  Was that this was going to be about someone giving birth and even though i knew that it was going to be funny. The thought of that made me shudder because i have a major fear of it and when i think of anything to do with birth it fills me with dread. I have never had it and don't plan to ever do so either because i am a total chicken. I believe the women who do are very brave. Well when this film just started it was a slow start in a sense which caused me to think that "it didn't seem so good."

                  I began to question why i had bothered to purchase it but I shouldn't have and i didn't give it enough time to pick up. After the first few minutes it began to get really good and it turned out to be a very entertaining film. The storyline was actually very original and in my opinion the plot is not one that i have seen used many times either. There is actually some very funny parts in this and it kept me quite interested from that point on. Lindsay Lohan plays the role of Thea very well and this was a very pleasant film. The films storyline is quite sweet and romantic but in a way that will maybe even allow the men who dont like "girly films" too enjoy it to. The idea for the storyline and the situation Thea is in is quite a wacky one.

                  This film surprised me because it actually had nothing to do with someone giving birth at all. Well at least it isn't the main part of it. So my previous assumptions were sent flying out the window. This reminds me of Mrs doubt fire in the sense that she is keeping up a pretence and hiding a big secret like Mrs Doubtfire aka Robin Williams did. I found this to be really interesting,it kept me on edge wondering what was going to happen next and if her secret was going to be found out. I wouldn't mind watching this again and i have to really like a film to ever consider giving it a second whirl. Lindsay is just as convincing in this as she was in her earlier film "The Parent Trap" and it seems that she really does adapt very well to any idea that is thrown her way even this one.

                  I think that Lindsay Lohan is a very talented actress and that this story in particular would have been very hard for any actress to pull off as well as she did and to make it so believable wouldn't have been an easy thing to do either. The funny parts were genuinely funny, i really liked the humour used and its timing. The lie which she tells is one that just keeps growing and growing and the film is true to life in that when you tell a lie.
                  It can become a lot bigger and suddenly spiral out of control to a point were someone can either convince themselves that the lie they told has become a reality or it can become very hard to hide. She begins just telling this lie sort of as a quick fix to get her by and she intends to stop telling it once things have went her way but it gets out of control. Especially since some people who are close to her are aware of her lie including her sister and her best friend who is played by Cheryl Hines.

                  Cheryl does a excellent job in her role as well, she is also quite funny. They try to help Thea out but are becoming increasingly worried and frustrated. There are some very funny characters in this especially one guy in particular. He works in the same place as Thea. His character is quite a nerdy, creepy guy who in similar ways to Theas boss makes her life very hard and does everything possible to cause her annoyance. He is basically a pain in the butt but he is one of main actors who brings humour to the film. To think the lie which made this Movie what it is came courtesy of a idea which sparked in Theas brain after seeing a episode of "law and order" which provided her with knowledge that "eventually wound up" giving her seemingly the only idea possible. When there was no other option and she had to lie. That certainly does puts a unique slant on things in my opinion.

                  Thea Clayhill

                  Lindsay plays the role of Thea Clayhill brilliantly and very convincingly to. Thea is a secretary who works for a very mean and bossy publisher who is played by Chris Parnell. Thea's boss is one of which those people who work for him would tremble with fear in his angry and unwelcoming presence. He seems to be particularly bossy with Thea and to really have it in for her. When he decides to sack her she is left extremely worried because she really needs her job and with very little time to decide she winds up "blurting out something" that causes her to have to continuously lie to maintain her position were she works. She has a boyfriend named Myles who isn't the most pleasant person in the world to say the least. He often makes rather unthoughtful comments in front of her and takes her for granted. He basically doesn't deserve her at all. He is also aware of the lie that she is telling. Things go extremely well for the first while and even appear better while she is keeping up pretence but how long can she keep it up? Will the people that she is trying to fool find out her secret? How will her lie effect her life? Will she lose her job if she is found out? How will it effect those around her? These are the sort of questions which spring to mind that i can use to provide you with an idea of what this film has to offer.

                  Nick

                  Nick is played by Luke Kirby he plays the role of Thea's bosses much nicer and kinder brother and they may be brothers but they are nothing alike at all. He comes into the story when Thea's boss goes out of town on a business trip. Nick has started up a parenting group at the publishing place and asks Thea to work there as a editor. He seems to appreciate her and they become quite close. He fits the character very well and is a great addition to the film. He is also completely unaware of Theas lie and is convinced that what she has told everyone is true.

                  The Boss

                  Theas boss is very mean but also quite funny to watch and his character was thought up well. Adding a character like his to the story was a very good idea.because he adds a lot to the film and balances it out in a sense because he adds a bit of not so sweet to balance out the romantic parts. Meaning that neither element is overly present and the parts which are romantic aren't sickeningly so.

                  My Opinion

                  I thought this was a brilliant film and it was definitely different to what i had expected it to be. The soundtrack was nothing overly exciting and not one that i have much to say about other than it didn't exactly cause me to think wow that was good and intrigue me enough to buy it. Special Effects? From what i remember there weren't any and if there were they must not of been overly amazing because if they had been i would of remembered them and mentioned them here. The soundtrack and special effects aside the film was very entertaining and despite my previous impressions at the beginning. Which made me think that it maybe wasn't going to be good.

                  I was pleasantly surprised in the 89 minutes that it lasted i really did enjoy every minute of it. Like previously mentioned i liked all of Lindsay Lohans other films and find her to be quite funny. This was no exception to that the actors and actresses in this film all played there roles brilliantly and although it mightn't be the best film that i have ever seen. It certainly is one that i am glad i watched. As far as fashion and the clothing in this film their was no real outfits that stood out or made it look overly good and the reason i thought that it would be bad was because at the beginning, it just seemed very low budget or something and it seemed as if it was going to be incredibly boring.

                  Thankfully it wasn't "well in my opinion" because every one has different ones lol. There was something i wanted to say about one of the first things that i mentioned but i cant because it would give away the ending. I think they really managed to bring out the good points in the film and make the stand out. The humour being one of the main things i remember that they did this with. Lindsay made parts which might not of been funny quite comic.

                  I would recommend this film without a second thought. In my opinion it is worth a watch even just once. The plot has a few surprises and when you think you know what's going to happen next at some parts. It then goes in a completely different direction to what you expect and leaves you intrigued as to what will happen next. Some of the situations that come about in particular because of the lie and the pretence that Thea is keeping up in her haste to prevent people from finding out are hilarious.

                  There were some points were i thought "omg she didn't just do that." but she did. This film is rated a pg 13 and there was also a familiar face in this film. He was one of the dudes that was in sex and the city and he played a good part in this as well. I cant remember who it was but he played a gay man in sex and the city and is quite a good actor. I think the plot for this was very well thought up and that it was an interesting concept which they explored very well in this film. My favourite performance's were from the creepy dude who works in the same place as Thea because he was quite weird and funny.Then of course Theas character, her boss who was very funny to watch in his grumpy ways and last but not least Theas friend.

                  I have noticed with some films that i have watched that they have certain parts were i sort of lost interest a bit but apart from the slow start at the beginning of this. This film remained interesting throughout and there was no parts which i can say that i thought were particularly bad either. So really i have nothing but good things to say about this and it was really good. I would give it four well earned stars because although it didn't exactly blow me away or cause me to think it was the best film in the world. It was still a very good film and was a wonderful way to pass in a few hours which minus this film would have been very boring. This is a good film to have waiting for a rainy day or basically for a day when tv is particularly bad and there is nothing overly good on.

                  Best Points

                  These are the things i like most about the film.

                  * Good and convincing acting.
                  * Funny and unusual plot.
                  * Thea's boss because he was funny.
                  * This is as good as other films similar to it.
                  * It kept my interest
                  * It surprised me and really picked up after getting off to a rather unexciting few minutes at the beginning.

                  Price

                  This costs just £4.98 on Amazon and that includes free delivery.

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