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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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Kirk Jones

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Shauna Cross (screenplay), Heather Hach (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Diaz ... Jules
Jennifer Lopez ... Holly
Elizabeth Banks ... Wendy
Chace Crawford ... Marco
Brooklyn Decker ... Skyler
Ben Falcone ... Gary
Anna Kendrick ... Rosie
Matthew Morrison ... Evan
Dennis Quaid ... Ramsey
Chris Rock ... Vic
Rodrigo Santoro ... Alex
Joe Manganiello ... Davis
Rob Huebel ... Gabe
Thomas Lennon ... Craig (as Tom Lennon)
Amir Talai ... Patel
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

"I'm calling bull$#!%. Pregnancy sucks." See more »

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Qué esperar cuando estás esperando See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Kristen Wiig was offered a role but declined, due to scheduling conflicts with Saturday Night Live (1975). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Vic: There's no such thing as ready. You just jump on a moving train and you try not to die.
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Referenced in Kendra on Top: A Star Is Born (2012) See more »

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Oye Como Va
Written by Tito Puente
Performed by Kinky
Courtesy of Kinky Music LLC d/b/a Kin Kon Records
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What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) - Not Expecting to Expect Anything Good in This!
1 September 2012 | by nickmesafilmsSee all my reviews

You know what I expect? I expect better movies! "What to Expect When You're Expecting" is once again another ensemble rom-com that's basically just a bunch of short stories glued together in a full-length motion picture. You know, with a cast like this, this movie would have been better off with a title like "What to Expect When You're 'Selling Out'". I wouldn't say that this movie was "god-awful", I suppose that maybe a married couple might enjoy something here, but this is still an unoriginal, predictable, and unmemorable piece of "nothing". Director Kirk Jones has provided to give us a giant predictable "sell-out" that does nothing but go with the usual clichés. In movies like this, we usually get a bunch of individual stories packed in one movie, some that we care about, and some that we don't care about. Each story talks about a group of couples who are about to either have a baby, adopt a baby, or deciding whether to have the baby or not. We've seen these stories plenty of times before, so there's already a clue for the audience to know what will happen next. There are some chuckle-inducing moments, and I cared for a few story lines, but it's just a shame because there are so many likable actors in this movie, so this might be considered as a waste of talent. Cameron Diaz plays a weight loss contestant on a reality show who's expecting a newborn with Matthew Morrison, Jennifer Lopez takes the "Angelina Jolie" perspective to adopt an African baby, Elizabeth Banks plays a pregnant woman with tons of anxiety problems on the torture of pregnancy, and what do you know, Chris Rock is actually the leader of a group of "baby daddies". These story lines are probably careless, and mostly not funny, if you ask me! The only two story lines I actually enjoyed involves Anna Kendrick as a young woman who is expecting a baby after a certain one-night stand, and Dennis Quaid as a NASCAR legend who's expecting a new baby with his much younger, and ridiculously hot wife, played by Brooklyn Decker. I actually need to score this movie some points for that! But either way, I wasn't surprised! This movie is exactly what everyone thought it was going to be, so I guess I can say I'm not really that upset with this movie. But "What to Expect When You're Expecting" is not worth watching in any way, but if you're the type of person who enjoys these type of movies, my advice to you...wait for rental! I didn't expect that remark to pop out of my mouth. "What to Expect When You're Expecting", in my review, "predictable and mediocre, but overall unimpressive".


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