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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.

Director:

Kirk Jones

Writers:

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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"You pee on a stick. It's pretty idiot proof." See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lopez and Brooklyn Decker are the only actresses cast as pregnant women who have children in real life; Lopez gave birth to twins, Decker gave birth to a son and Banks has two sons via a surrogate. Cameron Diaz gave birth via surrogate in December 2019 and Anna Kendrick has never had children. See more »

Goofs

During the ultrasound scene, all of the couples are told the sex of their embryos. However, all of the pictures are side views, which wouldn't show the genitalia. See more »

Quotes

Wendy: 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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Featured in Maltin on Movies: Battleship (2012) See more »

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Don't Let Your Feet Touch The Ground
Written by Ash Koley and Phil Deschambault
Performed by Ash Koley
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions
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User Reviews

 
Don't expect much when you're expecting
19 May 2012 | by reggieschneider1See all my reviews

Well... don't expect much. The plot is thin, predictable and the movie is simply not funny. My girlfriend roped me in -- so I went. The cast was likable... but everything else about the movie I couldn't bear. That said, this is a sure fire girl film that your lady love... especially if she has baby on her mind. The cast is very easy on the eyes.. especially the gorgeous Brooklyn Decker who is certainly bound to a be a big star. Jennifer Lopez was not very good or funny. My favorite characters in the film were Chris Rock and Anna Kendrick who are always funny and spot on in their roles. Great date film... but GUYS, beware -- you are in for a tedious night.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What to Expect When You're Expecting 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

Gross USA:

$41,152,203

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,384,002
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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