Expecting (2013)


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After years of struggling to conceive with her husband, Lizzie (Radha Mitchell) has given up hope of having a baby on her own. But when her best friend Andie (Michelle Monaghan, SOURCE CODE) finds herself pregnant after a one-night stand, an unexpected solution arises: Andie offers to have the baby and give it to Lizzie. The couple agrees to the plan, on one condition: Andie must move in with them for the duration of the pregnancy. But can the women's friendship survive until birth? Jessie … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jessie McCormack
In Theaters:
Tribeca Film - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Expecting

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

Hardly a bundle of joy.

Full Review… | December 9, 2013
Top Critic

Laughs outweigh pathos in likable movie about a woman's need to have a baby.

Full Review… | November 20, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The weak characterization combined with tonal inconsistencies, by-the-numbers plot structure, and poor writing, create a film that fails to draw its audience in.

Full Review… | September 7, 2014
Under the Radar

Nicely dressed, nicely lit, nicely shot, and completely empty of both wit and observation.

Full Review… | January 10, 2014
Eye for Film

... feels more contrived than authentic in its exploration of contemporary families and relationships.

Full Review… | December 11, 2013

A strained, tone-deaf and almost offensively slapdash train wreck. But hey, if fans of Monaghan or Mitchell feel compelled to hear them rhapsodize about 'gargling balls...'

Full Review… | December 8, 2013
Paste Magazine

Audience Reviews for Expecting

There's a reason that no one has heard about this little seen, little heard from independent film. While the trailer presents this as a strange dramedy about the intricacies of friendship and adoption, there's very little comedy involved. The characters in this film are all narcissistic a-holes, especially Andie (Monaghan). Andie says some horrible things to all characters involved, and then gives a haughty laugh like it's part of her quirky humor, rather than her being a terrible person. She's just mean-spirited and spiteful throughout, and the fact that the film tries to pass that off as comedy only makes it that much less funny. The other characters are no better. Lizzie (Mitchell) goes along with everything Andie says, and she doesn't exhibit any character development, and there's no insight into her relationship with her husband. By the end there's supposed to be some form of growth in their relationship, which wasn't evident throughout the rest of the film and comes off as shoehorned in. Casey (Weston) and Peter (Dore) are brothers, but they act like lifetime enemies, and there's no explanation for why they treat each other like this, except that Casey is an addict. Every action taken by every character comes off as wrong, every sentence sounds awkward, and every moment is agony to sit through.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

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