What to Expect When You're Expecting Synopsis
The challenges of impending parenthood turn the lives of five couples upside-down.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The writing is sharp and the performances bright, and if you've been through the forced gestational march known as pregnancy, there are...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As sociology, it's skin-deep, but if you're a parent or preparing to be one, you might see yourself in a few of these folks and have a good...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A cheerful comedy with just enough dark moments to create the illusion it's really about something.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Amid the would-be and actual laughs, the screenplay tries to drum up drama, but every disagreement and tension is treated superficially and...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
In the end, What to Expect, isn't an inspired movie, but a manufactured one, but one with some laughs and some moments. Plus, it has Chris...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
So although this multicharacter stew has a tasty morsel or two, in the aggregate it makes one long for the comparative complexity and...
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45

Movieline

In the realms of pregnancy comedy, What to Expect When You're Expecting doesn't find new laughs, just layers on attempts at the...
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38

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Morning sickness afflicts most of the potential mommies. For me, the movie itself triggered the vomiting.
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25

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
What audiences should expect is a tone-deaf, superficial, charmless ensemble rom-com, focused on five attractive, but uninteresting,...
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
What you don't expect is how bad almost all of it is.
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What To Expect When You're Expecting

By HarleyQuinnXB
Considering I own the book and haven't cracked it yet...... I knew it wasn't a typical "move follows the book" because the book is all about advice and not a work of fiction. However, the cast in this...

Funny, Sad, Great Ending

By cmredon
I knew going into this movie it would be somewhat predictable but there were actually some suprises and tear jerker moments. There were many funny sequences where I laughed out loud. If you have...

Film delivered exactly what I was expecting!

By ekvegas
This was a great little romp around the feelings of having babies and included many different scenarios. Best of all it featured the transitions from "holey **** I'm going to be a parent" to the very...

WOW!!!!

By DASHINGDIAMONDZ
IT WAS MUCH BETTER THAN I ANTICIPATED. THE LADY WITH THE BREAST STORE AND HER ASSISTANT AT THE ABC CONVENTION STILL HAS ME LAUGHING. CHRIS ROCK AND HIS SON WAS TOO FUNNY. OVERALL I WOULD TELL MY...

Enjoyed it!

By jsmagil
I saw it on over the weekend and I personally loved it. It made me laugh and cry. It had a few different scenarios about pregnancy and it touched me. The four dads on their Saturday walk were...

Mom of Three...Loved It!

By thedemasti
I went to this movie to be entertained and I was. There was drama and hilarity mixed with heartbreak and crying. Exactly what I'm looking in a movie. Thanks!!!...

entertaining and funy

By lingxiao89
My wife loved it and I have to admit it was funny in a lot of places. Perfect for any couple who have had a baby or are contemplating it....

Contrived And Not Very Entertaining.

By Alon Patterson
Babies (and baby movies) tend to bring out the "Oooos and Ahhhsss" in most of us, so the first thing one would expect from an "Expecting" movie would be seeing lots of them. Not here. In this movie...

Worth the movie ticket price

By Arose1021
Overall good movie but it COULD have been a classic. I felt like my emotions were being taken advantage of a little bit in some parts. Also, certain parts of the storyline were in between cheesy and...

What to Expect when You're Expecting

By mama young
Loved every minute of it, very informational and funny at the same time, I reccommend this movie if you plan to or not have a baby. It will crack you up. well played by the male cracachters as well....

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Rated PG-13 | For Crude and sexual content, thematic elements and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ All-star cast headlines bawdy, inconsistently funny comedy.
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