Expecting Mary (2010)





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Expecting Mary is the story of pregnant young Mary, who's had all the trappings of an upscale life, but it's only when she finds herself in a small New Mexico town, in a down-trodden trailer park, that she learns the real meaning of love, sacrifice and family. Dan Gordon (screenwriter of Wyatt Earp and The Hurricane) marks his directorial debut with this effervescent dramedy. This is the kind of film that you will want to take your family to. A movie where grandparents want to take grandchildren, when parents want to take the kids and when families want to share a motion picture experience, which neither insults them, nor offends them, and which champions the values they and their families hold dear. -- (C) Official Site
PG (for thematic elements involving teen pregnancy, and some language)
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Elliott Gould
as Horace Weitzel
Linda Gray
as Darnella
Lainie Kazan
as Lillian Littlefeather
Della Reese
as Doris Dorkus
Gene Simmons
as Taylor
Fred Willard
as Jerry Zee
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Critic Reviews for Expecting Mary

All Critics (2)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Top Critic

Despite the calculated setup and quirky characters, the film, like Juno and Bella, brings another pro-birth story to the big screen. May there be many more.

Full Review… | September 24, 2010
Christianity Today

Rulin gives a warm, down-to-earth performance, which counters writer-director Dan Gordon's tendency to blow out the Quirk-O-Meter.

September 10, 2010
Kansas City Star

Audience Reviews for Expecting Mary


It's a shame that such a fantastic cast was hung out to dry by director Dan Gordon's unnecessary excess. This could have been something really special but Gordon's insistence on squeezing every last bit of sentimentality from every scene makes the whole film seem disingenuous and contrived.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

This movie was absolutely entertaining. I laughed and cried. It's just what a movie suppose to do. It's a charming and beautiful story set in the back drop of a very quirky town and bigger then life characters. Olysa Rulen is wonderful as the young Mary - very real and emotional. Linda Gray blew me away for her performance. Where has she been? She is a great comedic actress and should be recognized during award season. What a powerful performance.

Frank Filipek
Frank Filipek

This is an uplifting treasure of a movie. I highly recommend this film to all parents with their kids. The message is profound and told by a legendary quirky cast of characters. They just don't make movies like this any more. I didn't know what to "expect"...but Expecting Mary is a hit. Go see this film.

Kim Waltrip
Kim Waltrip

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