Friday, May 18, 2012


SYNOPSIS: Inspired by the perennial New York Times bestseller of the same name and the first book in a series that has sold over 35 million copies worldwide, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING is a hilarious and heartfelt big screen comedy about five couples whose 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?

A kaleidoscopic comedy as universal as it is unpredictable, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING finds humor and uplift in all the unexpected trials and triumphs of welcoming a child into the world.   The film stars Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Ben Falcone, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Rodrigo Santoro, Joe Manganiello, Rob Huebel, Tom Lennon and Amir Talai. The film is directed by Kirk Jones, written by Shauna Cross and Heather Hach and inspired by the book “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” by Heidi Murkoff.   Lionsgate presents in association with Alcon Entertainment, a Phoenix Pictures production / a Lionsgate production of a Kirk Jones film.

My thoughts-So who has not read this book or heard about it?  The book comes to life, sort of?  I could not stop laughing the entire movie.  I almost pee'd my pants.  I so could see all this characters in my crew.  This movie took me back to my just recent pregnancy and delivery.  I so could relate to Wendy (Sqeaks)!  And I so felt her story and relived mine.  Even guys can relate and enjoy this movie.  It is great for a great laugh, be ready to laugh so hard.  I had tears in my eyes.  I loved all the stories!

**Disclosure-No compensation was received.  I received passes to review this movie.  All opinions are my honest own opinions.

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