• What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)

What to Expect When You're Expecting

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Ty BurrBoston 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

  • 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

  • 50
    Sheri LindenThe 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

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