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  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Morning sickness afflicts most of the potential mommies. For me, the movie itself triggered the vomiting. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    In the end, What to Expect, isn't an inspired movie, but a manufactured one, but one with some laughs and some moments. Plus, it has Chris Rock, who gets to liven things up as the ringleader of a beleaguered fathers' group. show more

  • 25
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    What audiences should expect is a tone-deaf, superficial, charmless ensemble rom-com, focused on five attractive, but uninteresting, couples. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    So although this multicharacter stew has a tasty morsel or two, in the aggregate it makes one long for the comparative complexity and subtlety of "Valentine's Day." show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

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

  • 50
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Amid the would-be and actual laughs, the screenplay tries to drum up drama, but every disagreement and tension is treated superficially and summarily resolved. show more

  • 45
    Movieline

    In the realms of pregnancy comedy, What to Expect When You're Expecting doesn't find new laughs, just layers on attempts at the tried-and-true ones. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The writing is sharp and the performances bright, and if you've been through the forced gestational march known as pregnancy, there are knowing laughs to be had. If you haven't, do yourself a favor and stay away. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

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

  • 50
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    What to Expect has no standout character who's consistently funny, and it must operate within the confines of a "kids are the most important thing in our lives" mentality, which is more tiresome ground, comedically speaking. show more

  • February 16, 2013 mh00000000138435
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    I really enjoyed this movie. I tought it was fun to watch and i was able to relate to each story, the one in particular with elizabeth banks. You mom\'s out there no what I mean.

  • September 11, 2012 ir00000000129226
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    This movie was terrible. The only reason it gets two stars instead of one is because Chris Rock was funny. Otherwise it\'s an extreme charicature of what real people are actually like. Each couple has an over-bearing, controlling woman, and a weak man- whenever the men attempt to stand up for themselves, or have an opinion they are shot down- and ultimately they learn the lesson of just let the woman have what she wants, pregnancy is tough! Yet another movie where the plot is shoved along thanks to seemingly intelligent people making poor decisions. They squandered an opportunity to share some actual information about pregnancy in favor for nearly unrelated screwball moments and couples fighting. Bah, I say. Bah!

  • May 30, 2012 dzimble
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    A lot of funny yet poignant moments. Not oscar worthy but worth admission.

  • May 29, 2012 imsingh22
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    My wife and I have a 6 month old baby and thought the preview looked hilarious. The movie was horrible. All of the funny seens were in the preview. It was predictable and often had us looking at our watches waiting for it to end. If you ********** it, wait for DVD.

  • May 28, 2012 al00000000125354
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    more than expected, loved it....funny, realistic and how many great actors

  • May 23, 2012 mandeepranasingh
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    Good movie

  • May 21, 2012 cd00000000124480
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    this is gonna be a good one

  • May 20, 2012 fl00000000122459
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    great!

  • May 19, 2012 Mary
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    I loved it. I didn\'t think romantic comedies were my thing, but I laughed out loud several times. Sure they should have limited the number of couples (the NASCAR dad and trophy wife didn\'t add anything to the story) but overall I\'m really glad I saw it and glad I didn\'t stay away bc of negative reviews from the media.

  • May 19, 2012 dukedewf
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    The movie is most certainly correctly named. It provides the the answers to \"how to get pregnant, how to manage the pregnancy, and \"how to deliver the baby.\" And that\'s just about it. If you think this is about male-parental bonding as the ads imply, think again.

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