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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'm calling bull$#!%. Pregnancy sucks." 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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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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Trivia

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

Ramsey: Rubbin' is racin'.
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: What to Expect When Bart's Expecting (2014) See more »

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Weightless
Written by Natasha Bedingfield (as Natasha Anne Bedingfield), Steve Kipner (as Stephen Alan Kipner), Andre Merritt and Wayne Wilkins
Performed by Natasha Bedingfield
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) LTD and Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A brain off comedy that is a little out of convention
13 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

This film is about several couples who are expecting babies. They run into various troubles and emotional rollercoasters while preparing themselves for parenthood.

"What to Expect When You're Expecting" is a lighthearted comedy that makes you laugh, just like what is advertised. Of course, the way to parenthood is not just happy and joyful, so the film also realistically portrays the unglamorous side of expecting mothers. Some of these are presented as crude toilet humour, while others are presented as emotional rollercoasters that will touch your heart. I like the fact that characters in "What to Expect When You're Expecting" do not have a smooth breezy path, but face adversity like in real life. It is an interesting comedy for expecting mothers.


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