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Movie Talk: What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Alright, let’s chat about “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” – a hilarious movie that takes a peek into the chaotic world of pregnancy and parenthood.


  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Release Year: 2012
  • Director: Kirk Jones
  • Main Cast: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, and more.


This film is like a rollercoaster ride through the ups and downs of pregnancy and parenting. It follows the lives of five couples who are expecting babies, each with their unique challenges, fears, and joys.

History of the Film:

Based on the best-selling pregnancy guidebook of the same name by Heidi Murkoff, the movie takes a comical approach to the serious subject of pregnancy. It aims to show that there’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to parenthood.

Behind the Scenes:

The film’s ensemble cast brings a lot of humor and heart to their roles, making it a must-watch for anyone who’s been through the trials and tribulations of pregnancy and parenthood.

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Our What to Expect When You’re Expecting Movie Review

Over the weekend we saw The Avengers and while we waited, we looked at the upcoming movie posters. Both my husband and I are looking forward to What to Expect When Youre Expecting. It arrives in theaters everywhere on May 18th, 2012.

If you have ever been pregnant, you know that there will be something that happens that you so did not expect. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING is about five couples, whose intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood in a hilarious and heartfelt way.

This is a movie I think I can identify with–even five kiddos in, our life took unexpected turns. Things we didn’t think could happen did. This movie looks like one that will take those small tragedies of everyday life and turn it into a funny perspective that has us watching and saying, “I know! Right?”


Inspired by the perennial New York Times bestseller of the same name, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING is a hilarious and heartfelt big-screen comedy about five couples whose intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood.

Over the moon about starting a family, TV fitness guru Jules and dance show star Evan find that their high-octane celebrity lives don’t stand a chance against the surprise demands of pregnancy. Baby-crazy author and advocate, Wendy gets a taste of her own militant mommy advice when pregnancy hormones ravage her body; while Wendy’s husband, Gary, struggles not to be outdone by his competitive alpha-Dad, who’s expecting twins with his much younger trophy wife, Skyler.  Photographer Holly is prepared to travel the globe to adopt a child, but her husband Alex isn’t so sure, and tries to quiet his panic by attending a “dudes” support group, where new fathers get to tell it like it really is.  And rival food truck chefs Rosie and Marco’s surprise hook-up results in an unexpected quandary: what to do when your first child comes before your first date?

A kaleidoscopic comedy as universal as it is unpredictable, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING finds humor and uplift in all the unexpected trials and triumphs of welcoming a child into the world.  The film stars Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Rodrigo Santoro, Ben Falcone and Joe Manganiello.


Q: Is the movie an accurate representation of pregnancy and parenting? A: While it’s exaggerated for comedic effect, it touches on many real-life pregnancy and parenting issues.

Q: Are there any memorable quotes from the movie? A: “Babies poop when they want to poop. Not when you want them to.”

Q: Can I watch this with my kids? A: It’s rated PG-13 for a reason. There are some adult themes and humor.

So, grab some popcorn, kick back, and enjoy “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” It’s a laughter-filled journey through the crazy world of pregnancy and parenting.

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