The Back-up Plan: This is the kind of cookie-cutter romantic comedy that gives the genre a bad name. Jennifer Lopez stars as a giddy Manhattan pet-store owner who has herself artificially inseminated and then promptly meets the man of her dreams.
- Marc Savlov
City Island: In this manic New York family comedy, a prison guard (Andy Garcia) secretly attends acting classes, and his haranguing wife (Julianna Margulies) suspects an affair. The action spins ever zanier to no great benefit, but there are strains of compassion.
- Kimberley Jones