What to Expect When You're Expecting (Film)
Barry C Chung
The film What to Expect When You're Expecting is everything you'd, er, expect in an all-star comedy about pregnancy and impending parenthood.
It follows the lives of five loosely-related couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and realising that life can deliver the unexpected sometimes.
You have the comedy part, with cheap toilet humour and breast-feeding jokes. Then you have the build-up to the climactic and simultaneous delivery of babies presented in an overly dramatic and romanticised fashion.
The couples include fitness guru Jules (Cameron Diaz) and Evan (Matthew Morrison); child-advice author Wendy (Elizabeth Banks) and husband Gary (Ben Falcone); Gary's father, Ramsey (Dennis Quaid), and his much younger wife, Skyler (Brooklyn Decker); photographer Holly (Jennifer Lopez) and hubby Alex (Rodrigo Santoro); and chefs Rosie (Anna Kendrick) and Marco (Chace Crawford).
Chris Rock's Vic offers a hilarious view of the incompetencies of fathers as parents.
Perhaps 'What to Expect When You're Watching a Film About Expecting' would be a more apt title since the movie has everything you'd expect. And nothing more.
Contains mature subject matter