What to Expect When You're Expecting

5.71 h 49 min2012X-RayPG-13
Inspired by the perennial bestseller, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING is a hilarious and heartfelt comedy about five couples whose intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood.
Krik Jones
Cameron DiazJennifer LopezElizabeth Banks
English [CC]
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Chace CrawfordBrooklyn DeckerAnne KendrickMatthew MorrisonDennis QuaidChris RockRodrigo SantoroBen Falcone
Mike MedavoyArnold W. MesserDavid Thwaites
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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RenterReviewed in the United States on December 30, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Beastmaster levels of rewatchability.
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I'm not really sure how to categorize this movie for a review. It's not really good. But it's not really bad either. It's actually one of those movies that is more enjoyable after multiple viewings, like those old cable TV stalwarts from back in the day, where you'd turn it on while doing chores and then you'd turn off the vacuum for the parts you liked the best. The movie, mostly set in Atlanta, follows multiple couples at different stages in their lives with one thing in common: they got pregnant roughly around the same time. They also turn out to be interconnected with each other, some of them in surprising ways that the director keeps in his pocket until he's ready to spring that connection on you. This is not as annoying as it could have been because, to varying degrees, the characters are quite likable. Some of the gags do not get old (mostly courtesy of Chris Rock but Brooklyn Decker and Dennis Quaid also make an effective comedy duo), others were not really funny in the first place (but they get a sticker for trying, except for one joke made of so much cringe even J Lo couldn't save it, seriously who greenlit that joke, and the poor actor who had to deliver it looks mortified even while he's saying it). A lot of the tone is farcical, with the exception of one storyline that takes a turn for the dramatic complete with a musical stinger straight out of a horror movie. I mention this because (spoiler ahead) I think people expecting a fluffy comedy ought to be mentally prepared for a miscarriage storyline right in the middle of the movie if they're going to watch this. For the most part though, this is a comedy with quite a few satirical moments, and it is very rewatchable.
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SuzyReviewed in the United States on August 29, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
The Worst Movie I Have Ever Seen
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I'm pregnant, dealing with morning sickness, thought this flick might be relatable or cheer me up. This is, BY FAR, the worst movie I have ever seen. I thought Rob Hueber and Chris Rock might have some funny moments, but no. There were no funny moments in this movie. I want my 2 hours back. This movie is god awful. Maybe women who really like chick flicks and have no brains might enjoy it. Not me. Don't waste your money.
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Jessica MReviewed in the United States on May 16, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
No Matter Your Journey, This is GREAT
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Loooved this movie. As someone who has been through infertility, fertility treatments, pregnancy loss, the adoption process, and ultimately pregnancy and child birth - this movie touched on it all in a touching yet humorous way (yes it’s possible apparently). The cast is superb and the dialogue is well-written. If you are pregnant, a new parent, or traveling an alternate path to parenthood, this should hit you right in the feels but still leave you smiling!
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CeeReviewed in the United States on December 16, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Funny and relatable
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I definitely liked this movie. I almost gave it four stars but I reserve four and five star films that really set themselves apart. I have nothing bad to say about this movie. It just doesn't deserve four or five stars from me. Anyway, it was nice to see the different perspectives regarding having a baby, whether it's birth or adoption. The film didn't take things too seriously, but revealed a lot as far as storytelling. Nice job filmmakers.
2 people found this helpful
Joseph FigueroaReviewed in the United States on December 6, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
It's actually pretty good
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The acting isn't top notch but the writing is solid. I didn't like all of the characters and the ending didn't do much to change that, it's definitely a comedy with a feel good wrap but there are some real tear jerk moments. My fave line was 'When you look like him you can have a spicy sense of humor!' I howled.
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Independent thinkerReviewed in the United States on February 22, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
I just had a baby and I am 43 and I laughed so hard at some of the funny jokes that only a couple experiencing pregnancy and babies ...
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Hysterical movie. I just had a baby and I am 43 and I laughed so hard at some of the funny jokes that only a couple experiencing pregnancy and babies can understand. I watched it twice back to back and I plan on getting my husband to watch it with me. Highly recommend for its light hearted comedy and love of kids and family
11 people found this helpful
seameaReviewed in the United States on May 30, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
I Hate Ensemble Movies...
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I hate ensemble movies when top actors are jumbled into one script and written to share similar life experiences. This movie had Diaz, Lopez, Rock and so many more yet it was boring. I didn't finish watching it. I couldn't. It wasn't funny and the acting was mediocre at best. I was hoping to like at LEAST 1 couple but I found myself not liking any of them or better yet I had no connection with none of them.
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Butterflymom54Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny, light hearted and enjoyable!!
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I really enjoyed this movie. It had a lot of realistic scenes. Most parts were funny and slap stick. Several couples navigate through pregnancy whether planned or not. This movie is very relationship focused. Every one ties in well. It was fun to see so many stars playing parts we can all relate to. Chris Rock was good here. I believe even people who don't have kids would like this movie. It does have cursing and some sexual talk and some yuck talk at times but most of it is just people being human. Not a kid oriented movie. Enjoy!!
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