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.
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
When Rosie takes her pregnancy test, the box shows a First Response digital test. When she puts the test down, it's a standard test. See more »
I just wanted the glow. The one that they promise you on the cover of those magazines. Well, I'm calling it - pregnancy sucks. Making a human being is really hard. I have no control over my body or my emotions.
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Contrarily to this adapted verbose title, one shouldn't 'expect' much
that is, unless literary desecration is in your hand of cards--if that
is the game you're looking to play, then consider this mess a winner.
Inspired by Heidi Murkoff's multimillion-selling-self-help-book for
expectant mothers--holding the same name--'What to Expect', the film,
will be much less prolific. Obviously a lot more work, and money,
towards getting an ensemble cast--as opposed to garnering producers
with emphasis on purpose and ingenuity--the filmmakers, here, create a
product that is not the least bit unique it's a generic label laden
with followed genre-specific clichés, bawdy humor, and disjointed
Despite its few laughs, known cast, and affecting hints towards
pregnancy, 'What to Expect' is an over-packed piece of "luggage" that
becomes too frustrating to haul around. An immersion too tediously
futile and not nearly enough funny. Expect worse...
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