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Actors: Lindsay Lohan, Luke Kirby, Chris Parnell

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This story is about a women named Thea who pretends to be pregnant in order to keep her secretary job to support herself and her little sister. Thea Dixon is a secretary who almost loses her job because her boss heard her talking about him in the girls bathroom, so then calls her in his office to fire her. But before this incident, Thea was often late and not an efficient secretary, asking for a day off work, and such so she was on edge anyways with her job. Thea quickly thinks of an excuse to be able to keep her job and yells out that she is pregnant. This works and she is able to keep her secretarial job. Word goes around the office quick and people are congratulating her on being pregnant when her best friend Lisa adds that Thea is also engaged to her boyfriend Kyle, which is also a lie. Thea asks her co-worker and friend Lisa what she should do about lying to everyone about being pregnant. Lisa tells her to just go along with it for awhile and then say that is was just a false alarm.
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Than when Thea's boss Jerry's dog gets sick, Jerry is forced to go out of town to treat his dog and puts his brother Nick in charge. Nick gives a lot of opportunities to Thea. First, he makes her editor of a book they are trying to publish, than gives Thea her own office. Thea is still going along that she is pregnant weekly while working with Nick, strapping a foam fake stomach onto her real stomach, that she steals from mannequins in a baby store.

After Thea's little sister throws a baby shower for her big sister out of despite of her lying, her secret is seen by her family and friends at the shower. Thea's little sister rips the fake belly and Thea is forced to come out with her flat non pregnant stomach and grabs one of the balloons from the shower to put underneath her shirt and heads out the door to an important speaking/reading, where they are going to read author Suzi's book, that Nick and her were working on.

Finally, at the speaking Jerry makes an appearance early because his dog finished treatment early and threatens Nick that he will not use Suzi's reading but someone he found instead. Jerry and Nick begin to fight on stage and tackle each other, that is when Thea tries to break them up. Jerry insults Nick for having his "secretary" defend him and then Nick tells him that she is not just a secretary any more and Jerry begins to make fun of her, calling her dumb. Thea then gets angry from Jerry insulting her and begins to push him, Nick quickly holds her back from doing so, squeezing her stomach and then eventually accidentally popping the balloon that is underneath her shirt. Everyone in the audience gasps and Nick is shocked.
Best part of story, including ending: I really liked this story because it was interesting to see how a lie that Thea was going to blow off in a week or two became something that really mattered to her. She starting believing her own lie and buying baby stuff. It was just an entertaining story with great actors and actresses. I liked how Thea became more successful, thinking that this is only happening to her because of the fake pregnancy when really it is all her, not the fake baby she is having.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene of the movie was when the balloon popped in front of Nick and everyone. It was just a gasping scene. I can't imagine the shock factor that everyone had at that moment, especially poor Nick.

Opinion about the main character: I like everything about the main character. She is an excellent actress and played the role very professionally.

The review of this Movie prepared by Hannah Kingston a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Comedy or Parody about    -   pregnancy/baby How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   secretary Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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