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What to Expect When You're Expecting Reviews

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Andy Lea
Daily Star
March 14, 2013
Diaz's plotline seems to revolve solely around an argument with Morrison over the merits of circumcision. She's pro-cut. He's fanatically anti-cut. Clearly, as is the film's editor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
February 4, 2013
What to Expect When You're Expecting provides a snapshot of contemporary anxieties about imminent parenthood, but it may be more worthwhile as a document for future pop culture scholars to use to understand what was trendy in 2012.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Cara Nash
FILMINK (Australia)
October 24, 2012
The charismatic cast (particularly Banks and Lopez) manage to find the humanity in their clichéd roles but they can't transcend all the surface-level schmaltz on display here.
Ben Kendrick
September 27, 2012
Provides good chuckles and heartfelt drama - paired with an equal amount of familiar gags and flat story ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
What To Expect When You're Expecting delivers a stale plot, mostly underwritten characters and almost no joy. Expect little and you may not be entirely disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
June 26, 2012
The highs, lows, unexpected joys and totally expected pains of pregnancy get a comprehensive going over in this consistently funny, warm-hearted ensemble comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
June 14, 2012
Too bad you can't watch What to Expect When You're Expecting the way most people read the best-selling self-help book: by skipping the unnecessary bits and diving into the important stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Neil Pond
American Profile
June 8, 2012
A dirty diaper bag of sex jokes, sentimental mush, cartoonish claptrap and weary parent-to-be cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jenny McCartney
Daily Telegraph (UK)
June 8, 2012
Those who don't have children would find it rather agonising, while those who do might not wish to pay a babysitter for the pleasure of seeing a film about nappies and epidurals.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
June 4, 2012
I wasn't expecting how warmly I'd feel towards the characters by the end of the movie - and I certainly wasn't expecting to tear up a little bit during one of the couple's denouements. How in hell did that happen?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
June 3, 2012
Appears at first to be a superficial appetizer with little on its mind beyond cliché and predictable formula...but some genuine tenderness surfaces..and Banks is terrific.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
June 3, 2012
These women have nothing that interesting to offer and their husbands are just as dull.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
June 2, 2012
The creation of human life is the best show you could ever see and What to Expect... the book is a great guide to that process. However the movie adaptation is a shallow concept piece, lazy in its approach and moronic in its execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
May 31, 2012
Like childbirth, (it's) very messy and painful at times. But like raising children, there will be a few tears and a few laughs and somehow you'll get through it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Foster
May 31, 2012
The young Hollywood executives of today were weaned on television's last golden era - the heady days of 'Friends' and 'Ally McBeal' and 'Seinfeld' - and the films now being greenlit seem to come with a mandate for a small-screen mindset and aesthetic.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 29, 2012
Messy? Complicated? Nah. Turns out all you should expect when you're expecting is to live in the midst of a nine-month sitcom.
Simon Miraudo
May 28, 2012
The eggs are there; someone just forgot to fertilise them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
May 28, 2012
This terrible comedy is a return to the cycle of late 1980s obscoms, movies packed with obstetric detail celebrating the wonders of parenthood.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
May 26, 2012
The cast gives it their all, but this tepid dramedy lacks fervour and originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
May 25, 2012
As rom-coms go, this one is definitely stillborn.
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