What to Expect When You're Expecting [2012 Movie Review]
Hello Everyone, Baby and I just caught the movie, "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and while many medias [such as the radio and magazines] rated it rather highly, Baby and I beg to differ. Out of a rating of 5, Baby and I would give it a 3 because it didn't quite met our expectations, especially when it was given numerous positive reviews by rather credible sources.
Movie Plot/Synopsis [extracted from Golden Village]:
Inspired by the perennial New York Times bestseller of the same name, "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.
Our Opinion of the Movie:
Well, Baby and I first saw the film poster when we were in Johor Bahru and we thought that it might be a worthwhile movie to catch because of its rather high-profile casts which included Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, and Brooklyn Decker. While we knew that the genre of the movie would be along the line of a romance comedy, we felt that it was rather more of a documentary documenting the lives of 5 different couples whom were expecting to have babies and how they overcame the different sets of challenges/obstacles/circumstance that comes with expecting a child. The comedy aspect of the movie were not that comical and if you ask us, we felt that there would perhaps be better movies to catch. Well, this movie might just suit couples whom have gone through parenthood or are undergoing parenthood. Either way, we felt that the movie was just average.
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