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What to Expect When You're Expecting Reviews

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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
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
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror (UK)
May 24, 2012
In the end there is enough pregnancy humour to give audiences a good old belly laugh.
Kayt Bochenski and Nelly Twort
Little White Lies
May 24, 2012
It's exactly what we expected it to be. If you're going to have a baby it'd be a good thing to watch. It shows all the things people say to you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
May 23, 2012
While it's not better than you might expect, it passes the time entertainingly enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Victoria Joy
Sky Movies
May 23, 2012
The film has a job to do and laughs are provided, if not as laugh-out-loud as fans of Knocked Up and Baby Mama may be expecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christian Toto
Big Hollywood
May 22, 2012
What to Expect trots out the same ol' pregnancy gags, but the film's hilarious Daddy's Group sets it apart from its rom-com peers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Shannon M. Houston
Paste Magazine
May 22, 2012
Serves up an adult-sized sippy cup full of good fun, good drama and, most importantly, dirty pregnancy jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.8/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 20, 2012
...the film's lack of ambition ultimately [prevents] it from becoming anything more than a barely-adequate time-waster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
May 18, 2012
Expecting is uneven and at times struggles under its own weight, but overcomes its shortcomings to be worthy of ponying up for a babysitter for the rare parental date-night.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
May 18, 2012
Elizabeth Banks provides the laughs in this-isn't-the-horrible-baby-jokes-lightweight-ensemble-comedy-you-think-it-is.
Full Review | Original Score: B
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
May 18, 2012
All-star cast headlines bawdy, inconsistently funny comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
May 18, 2012
Terrific film for both men and women and any expectant parent needs to go out and see this and prepare for the road of surprises you will have ahead of you over the next nine months!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Leonard Maltin
May 18, 2012
I found some of its multiple storylines annoying and hopelessly contrived, at first; it's only toward the end, when the film draws from real life, that it finds its heart and becomes relatable for anyone who has been through pregnancy or parenthood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.1/2
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
May 17, 2012
"What to Expect" isn't an inspired movie, but a manufactured one, but one with some laughs and some moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Patches
May 17, 2012
Hollywood rarely gives birth to a comedy that's both hilarious and honest. 'What to Expect' hits both chords, defying expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 17, 2012
Sometimes a dopey sitcom and sometimes a thoughtful look at how intimidating it is to have a kid.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 17, 2012
The writing is sharp and the performances bright, and if you've been through the forced gestational march known as pregnancy, there are knowing laughs to be had.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Stephen Silver
May 17, 2012
As star-studded adaptations of popular, nonfiction, non-narrative self-help books go, 'What To Expect' is surprisingly not terrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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