Matthew Lickona 3 p.m., Jan. 20
In order to snare a handsome, pedophobic divorcée, a young unwed party girl pretends that her roommate is the mother of her child. Krysten Ritter, who co-wrote the screenplay with director Kat Coiro, is enormously appealing as the baby momma. Ritter and co-star Kate Bosworth have the makings of a wonderful comedy duo, but even their “opposites attract” chemistry cannot make restitution for the film's forced dialogue and sitcom plotting. With Rachel Bilson, Geoff Stults, Jason Biggs. 2012.
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