It makes sense when a dating guide is adapted into a romantic comedy (see How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and He's Just Not That Into You). But a pregnancy guide? This is the idea behind What to Expect When You're Expecting, a movie pitch based on the best-selling book for moms-to-be by Heidi Murkoff (with Sharon Mazel). According to Variety, screenwriter Heather Hach -- who just so happens to be pregnant herself -- was in a bit of a bidding war over the pitch, which finally sold to Lionsgate.

Because films like He's Just Not That Into You and the upcoming Valentine's Day have created a trend in ensemble rom-coms, What to Expect When You're Expecting will follow a whopping seven couples on their way to the maternity ward. Take that, single-couple comedy Nine Months! What I'm expecting is a finale that tops the one in Parenthood, in which I think every female character was either in labor or visibly preggars.
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