Admittedly, I'm not part of the target audience for "The Back-Up Plan," the new Jennifer Lopez comedy that sets out to make viewers ovulate in unison.

Admittedly, I'm not part of the target audience for "The Back-Up Plan," the new Jennifer Lopez comedy that sets out to make viewers ovulate in unison.

It's the bastard child of a Nora Ephron rom-com and a maternity comedy, with neither parent providing many laughs. This bun could have used a little more time in the oven.

Zoe (Lopez) is a thirtysomething who never found her Mr. Right but is ready for parenthood. On the way home from her artificial insemination, she meets Stan (Alex O'Loughlin), a handsome cheese farmer with whom she shares some witty love/hate banter in a shared cab.

After an absurdly romantic first date and a weekend farm getaway, Zoe falls hard for Stan. But how will he cope with the news that she's pregnant? Hilarity ensues.

Brimming with cliche, "Back-Up" is entirely too lazy in both the romance and comedy departments. Romantically, you get a few lines of stilted banter meant to set up head-over-heels love. Comedically, the biggest laughs come from a hippie-tastic water birth.

If you've been waiting for J. Lo's return to the rom-com glory days of "Maid in Manhattan," wait no more. She's passable, though still not all that great at comedy. Loughlin is decent if forgettable - sort of like Hugh Jackman in romantic-comedy mode, complete with obligatory ab shots.

Lest you think this is merely my guy bias at work, my accompanying ladyfriend was only slightly more amused, and she has ovaries.