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Release Date: May 18th, 2012

DVD Release Date: September 11th, 2012

PG-13|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
Challenges of impending parenthood turn the lives of five couples upside down. Two celebrities are unprepared for the surprise demands of pregnancy; hormones wreak havoc on a baby-crazy author, while her husband tries not to be outdone by his father, who's expecting twins with his young trophy wife; a photographer's husband isn't sure about his wife's adoption plans; a one-time hook-up results in a surprise pregnancy for rival food-truck owners.

Cast: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid

Director: Kirk Jones

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Phoenix Pictures

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Hospital, Relationships, Melodramatic, 2010s, Love, Transformation, Amusing, Emotional

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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