What to Expect When You’re Expecting – 2 out of 5
So a comedy is adapted from an instructional book series about the trials of pregnancy? How can this NOT work? Actually, the simple presence of having a penis is how it doesn’t work for me.
|Subtle movie...very subtle.|
Without going into much detail (because I really don’t feel like giving a detailed synopsis) What to Expect When You’re Expecting is a story of various individuals—a few women getting babies from various sources like intercourse, adoption or mystic intervention and some men either dealing with being or becoming a father—and the movie follows their respected journeys. For some, the arrival of the diaper-fillers is something of a joy, others an inconvenience for their careers, a point of heartbreak or a cause for pants-wetting fear and/or insanity. All the stories are individualized but are connected to each other…mostly in the fact that they all seem to know each other. Yeah, at first it seems the writers were going to be ambitious and have a story about seperate couples who are somehow tied together and then ended up saying, "Fuck it, they just are all related or just know each other." Then, in the end, they all find love or learn that babies are a blessing…or some typical romcom shit like that.
|Also Dennis Quaid is in this because the check cleared.|
|Okay, Quaid is REALLY happy the check cleared.|
Either that or he's going to eat Ben Falcone's face.
|The small glimpse you get here down J-Lo's shirt is the only good thing she does|
in this movie.
|Don't tell me that she can't unlock her jaw and|
swallow a man whole because I bet she can...
because she's a demon.
|Egads!!! Men with strollers! Clearly up is down in this parallel universe.|
|What to expect when watching What to Expect When You're|
Expecting...a pretty generic lady comedy.