What to Expect When You're Expecting

What to Expect When You're Expecting

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What to Expect When You're Expecting

Comedy-drama based on the non-fiction pregnancy guide of the same name, focusing on the lives of five couples and their initiation into parenthood. All-star cast includes Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Rock and Anna Kendrick.

TV fitness guru Jules (Diaz) and dance show star Evan (Matthew Marrison) find that their high-octane celebrity lives don't stand a chance against the demands of pregnancy. Baby-crazy author and advocate Wendy (Elizabeth Banks) gets a taste of her own militant mommy advice; while her husband (Ben Falcone) struggles not to be outdone by his competitive alpha-Dad, who's expecting twins with his trophy wife (Brooklyn Decker).

Photographer Holly (Lopez) is prepared to travel the globe to adopt a child, but her husband Alex (Rodrigo Santoro) isn't and tries to quiet his panic by attending a "dudes" support group. While rival food truck chefs Rosie (Kendrick) and Marco's (Chace Crawford) surprise hook-up results in an unexpected quandary: what to do when your first child comes before your first date?

2012110 minsUSA
Drama
49%
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Reviews & comments

Great fun

As far as this type of movie goes, it's a winner. There are tons of laugh out loud gags, and the sparse but adequate emotional moments allowed me to be drawn in to some of the character's stories. A really fun ride, and one that begs us to just sit back and enjoy a great laugh, which is a real joy in itself. See it, see it, see it!

4.0
0

Enjoyable enough

What to Expect When You're Expecting was exactly what I was expecting (excuse the pun). It was funny at times, but not hilarious. The supporting characters and Elizabeth Banks definitely made the movie more enjoyable, and for that I am thankful.

3.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Its overview of the baby experience is obscured by a family-values lens – no single/same-sex parents - resulting in an awful ensemble comedy to complete that "Valentine's Day" / "New Year's Eve" box-set, complete with sexist clichés.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

If What to Expect represents the best tearjerking laugh-machine that Hollywood can birth, it's probably time to get those story ideas implanted in vitro.

2.0
0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

The awfulness of What to Expect When You're Expecting, an ugly brew of guide book, reality television and romantic comedy, is of course, entirely to be expected.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The overall mood is of warm reassurance, and some of it is even pretty funny.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Someday Hollywood will think of women as more than fallopian tubes in heels; until then, we're stuck with this kind of project.

2.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A cheerful comedy with just enough dark moments to create the illusion it's really about something.

0
New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

What you don't expect is how bad almost all of it is.

1.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It’s Valentine’s Day with more babies and fewer attractive people. Neither a date movie (run for the hills, boys!), nor a chick flick (who wants to know the icky bits?), its intended appeal is a poser. Heavily pregnant people and those with newborns don’t get out much, do they?

2.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Its overview of the baby experience is obscured by a family-values lens – no single/same-sex parents - resulting in an awful ensemble comedy to complete that "Valentine's Day" / "New Year's Eve" box-set, complete with sexist clichés.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

If What to Expect represents the best tearjerking laugh-machine that Hollywood can birth, it's probably time to get those story ideas implanted in vitro.

2.0
0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

The awfulness of What to Expect When You're Expecting, an ugly brew of guide book, reality television and romantic comedy, is of course, entirely to be expected.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The overall mood is of warm reassurance, and some of it is even pretty funny.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Someday Hollywood will think of women as more than fallopian tubes in heels; until then, we're stuck with this kind of project.

2.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A cheerful comedy with just enough dark moments to create the illusion it's really about something.

0
New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

What you don't expect is how bad almost all of it is.

1.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It’s Valentine’s Day with more babies and fewer attractive people. Neither a date movie (run for the hills, boys!), nor a chick flick (who wants to know the icky bits?), its intended appeal is a poser. Heavily pregnant people and those with newborns don’t get out much, do they?

2.0
0

Great fun

As far as this type of movie goes, it's a winner. There are tons of laugh out loud gags, and the sparse but adequate emotional moments allowed me to be drawn in to some of the character's stories. A really fun ride, and one that begs us to just sit back and enjoy a great laugh, which is a real joy in itself. See it, see it, see it!

4.0
0

Enjoyable enough

What to Expect When You're Expecting was exactly what I was expecting (excuse the pun). It was funny at times, but not hilarious. The supporting characters and Elizabeth Banks definitely made the movie more enjoyable, and for that I am thankful.

3.0
0