Gus (Expecting) (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes

Gus (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 McCormack's debut is a refreshingly candid comedy about planning ahead for life's unexpected detours. (c)Tribeca
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NR
Genre:
Comedy
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Cast

Jon Dore
as Peter
Mimi Kennedy
as Dr. Grayson
Andrew Shea
as Justin
Erik Van Wyck
as Douchebag
Elizabeth Bond
as Feather
Susan Grace
as Betty
Alejandro Patino
as Handy Man
Elisha Yaffe
as Stoner Barry
Randy Liedtke
as Stoner Lou
Adam Peace
as Ear Piercing
Julie Dretzin
as Mother on PHone
Lauren Schneider
as Hot Girl with Casey
Sarah Aldrich
as Nurse #2
Sydelle Noel
as Granger-Jules
Antoinette Valente
as Woman Drug Addict
Nuala Campbell
as Newborn Gus
Maximian Lam
as One Year Old Gus
Erin Hammond
as Clinic Waiting Room Patient
Alana Kearns-Green
as Receptionist
Jeremy Allen White
as Guy at Park
Nicolai Reeve
as Guy at Park
Lauren Abruzzo
as Girl at Park
Jackie Atkins
as Girl at Park
Alexis White
as Girl at Park
Jenny Oh
as Girl in Parking Lot
Sammy Sulyan
as Guy in Parking Lot
Corey Johnson
as Bouncer
Brian Groh
as AA Group Member
Robert Page-Roberts
as AA Group Member
Lorena Dominguez
as AA Group Member
Stretch
as AA Group Member
Mynor Jimenez
as AA Group Member
Vanessa Ruiz
as AA Group Member
Arthur Dominguez
as AA Group Member
Helsa Casillas
as AA Group Member
Debra Batolomeo
as AA Group Member
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Critic Reviews for Gus (Expecting)

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Hardly a bundle of joy.

Full Review… | December 9, 2013
Variety
Top Critic

A fairly laidback movie that isn't serious and isn't funny and isn't much of anything.

Full Review… | December 6, 2013
RogerEbert.com
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
Cinemalogue.com

Audience Reviews for Gus (Expecting)

Mitchell and Monaghan make this movie tolerable, but the story is unbelievable. Their quirky relationship is a bit of a mess, but it makes for an almost entertaining watch.

Heather Metzger
Heather Metzger

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.
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

We really enjoyed it. There were great laughs to be had along with more serious moments -- much like real life!

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