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Labour Pains (DVD)
Member Name: lyndsey1989
Labour Pains (DVD)
Date: 10/10/12, updated on 10/10/12 (29 review reads)
Advantages: Plot, humour
Disadvantages: None for me
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.
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.
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.
The film was released in 2009.
It stars Lindsay Lohan.
It runs for 89 minutes.
It is rated a 12.
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.
Summary: Good comedy