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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

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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Taglines:

"If I knew I'd have a rack like this, I would've gotten knocked up years ago." 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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Details

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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, and Rebel Wilson also star together in Pitch Perfect (2012), Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017). 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

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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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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What to expect when your expecting a turd sandwich?
2 July 2012 | by kuijiblobSee all my reviews

What can I say about this comedy the creators clearly didn't care about? Well it exists.. Its generic.. It has celebrities that were considered the top of their game and attractive 10+ years ago? Other than that there really isn't much to say about the characters in this movie. Everyone does things and to be honest i had to slap myself in the face a couple times to even stay awake during its runtime. Which clocks in at about 110 minutes but feels like 4 hours. Is it the worst generic comedy filled with female celebrities past their prime that I've seen? No, but its somewhere in the middle. Its pretty ironic that the best acting in this movie comes from the person i hate the most. Jenny on the block actually displays some rather nice scenes and is way easier to relate to than any of the other actresses. Would i ever recommend this movie to anyone? No, but if your valium bottle is empty and when it comes out on video you might as well rent it to help you through a warm summer night of insomnia.


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