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|Labor Pains |
Actors: Lindsay Lohan, Cheryl Hines
Director: Lara Shapiro
Thea (Lindsay Lohan) is stuck in a dead-end job that she can't afford to lose. To stay employed, she fakes a pregnancy, and now she's milking her one big lie for everything it's worth. But faking this pregnancy is going to... more »
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This was a fun, entertaining film to watch. i recommend it h
Tania Beauchere | 06/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Labor Pains is a fun, entertaining comedy with a bit of drama thrown in for good measure. Lindsay Lohan stars as Thea, a beleaguered secretary at a military publishing house. To be honest, I wasn't expecting to enjoy this film as much as I did, considering Lindsay Lohan has had such negative press lately. But the story is well told, Lohan is very likable, and her comedic abilities are put to good use. Other cast members round out the film well: Cheryl Hines from Curbed Your Enthusiasm, plays Thea's best friend at work; Chris Parnell Dr Spaceman from 30 Rock, plays Thea's mean boss, Kevin Covais from American Idol fame is an office intern, Jeneane Garofalo is a talk show host, and Creed Bratton from The Office plays an author at the military publishing house where Thea works. The film seems to be a bit of a hybrid--a combination of a bigger budget studio-style romantic comedy, and a lower budget indie-style, quirky comedy, where things unfold on a smaller scale. This is an appealing combo, as the film had charm and heart, while the story kept me amused and entertained."
Buy this one!
Chad Davis | San Francisco | 06/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Whatever her press, Lindsey Lohan delivers a great performance in The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday, Mean Girls, and now Labor Pains. This is a REALLY smart and funny film--well worth seeing and far better than the usual comedic maternity genre. Rest of cast is excellent, as well. Haven't heard of Lara Shapiro before, but i want to see anything else she's written or directed. Gold!"
Labor Pains is a Hoot!
G Shamah | San Francisco, CA | 06/12/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Lindsey L is not my favorite actress, but she really was quite hilarious in this well written and stylish film. I really enjoyed the story and really laughed at a number of scenes, especially the birthing class scene. The supporting cast is suburb and Cheryl Hines is particularly hilarious. Chris Parnell is very strong and the setting is true LA at its best. I particularly loved the sound track and story line. I am now a fan of Lindsey's and highly recommend this fun film for any group of expecting women looking for a laugh."
Really fun film
Roland Williams | New York, NY, USA | 06/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great, fun, non-traditional romantic comedy. Lindsay Lohan really channels her likable, old self from the Mean Girls days playing a secretary faking pregnancy in a desperate play to avoid being fired. I'd almost forgotten why she was such a pleasure to watch after all the tabloid hooplah these last couple of years, but she really pulls it off with flying colors.
Cheryl Hines and Chris Parnell play delightfully funny supporting roles and there are tons of familiar faces throughout. Really enjoyed it more than I normally do the romcom genre. Hits it right on the mark for those of us who have ever worked a really crappy job we couldn't get out of - and has a lot of laughs along the way. Also, there is a great dramatic line that keeps the film on course and holds your attention as the lie builds and spirals as the story goes - complete with a growing Lohan faux-pregant midriff!
She and the male lead (Luke Kirby - a new face for me) have a great, unpredictable chemistry and while the film delivers the seat-squirming scenes that this genre is best known for, it really is over-all a wonderfully feel-good film that will keep you entertained all the way through. Cheers to Lindsay for pulling it back together - I hope we can expect to see more of her in this caliber in the future."