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What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 18 May 2012 (USA)
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Follows the lives of five interconnected couples as they experience the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and realize that no matter what you plan for, life does not always deliver what is expected.

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Five couples' 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? Written by Lionsgate

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"I just have all this extra energy. Plus I'm like crazy horny." See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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18 May 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Qué esperar cuando estás esperando  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,547,068, 20 May 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,152,203

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,384,002
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Kristen Wiig was offered a role but declined, due to scheduling conflicts with Saturday Night Live (1975). See more »

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When Gary and Ramsey are racing with golf carts, Ramsey's foot moves from the dashboard to the floor and back between shots. See more »

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Ramsey: Rubbin' is racin'.
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Referenced in Kendra on Top: A Star Is Born (2012) See more »

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Written by Chidera Chiddy Anamege (as Chidera Anamege), Noah Xaphoon Jones Beresin (as Noah Beresin), Jared Gutstadt, Sam Hollander (as Samuel Hollander), LP, Jeff Peters and Richard Smith
Performed by Chiddy Bang
Courtesy of EMI Records UK
Under license from EMI Film and Television Music
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Movie can't decide it it is a comedy or a drama!
21 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

This movie cannot decide if it should be a comedy or a serious drama. For its entire 110 minutes, the movie goes back and forth between straight silly comedy to straight serious drama...it was very annoying. The book that it is "based" upon is a light-hearted upbeat book about being pregnant...the movie should have just stayed a comedy.

The characters in the film were all annoying...The Chase Crawford character was completely annoying and completely unnecessary. The Chris Rock character was the worst of the film...he played a street wise character who enjoyed hanging out with a bunch of yuppie dads...huh??? The Elizabeth Banks character was the only one that came close to being one that was likable.


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