What to Expect When You're Expecting Reviews

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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.
May 24, 2012
Technically the genre isn't beneath contempt. But this movie is.
May 24, 2012
Someday Hollywood will think of women as more than fallopian tubes in heels; until then, we're stuck with this kind of project.
May 24, 2012
On the whole, I'd rather give birth.
May 24, 2012
Mutual loathing and eye-rolling sustain - horribly - many of the couples involved.
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.
May 22, 2012
Bringing a child into the world is no laughing matter, and all involved seem to have done their level best to make things as mirthless as possible.
May 18, 2012
Babies are cute and expectant parents often aren't. That kind of sums up What to Expect When You're Expecting.
May 18, 2012
Director Kirk Jones and screenwriters Shauna Cross and Heather Hach consistently fall back on corny music and slow-motion to try to get laughs. Very little of this movie feels risky, or even frisky.
May 18, 2012
Patently contrived to deliver the safer side of pregnancy-related humor over the course of five tidily intersecting plot lines.
May 18, 2012
Remember when advice books stayed on the shelves where they belonged?
May 18, 2012
It's a sitcom-y ensemble film (complete with product placement) that feels like you're flipping around the TV dial.
May 18, 2012
"What to Expect" rolls out this shocking revelation: Having kids is a messy and complicated process.
May 18, 2012
The film is dully shot and so predictably plotted, you could tick off the items like you're packing a bag for the delivery room.
May 18, 2012
The movie turns out to be a little of everything yet succeeds only occasionally at anything.
May 17, 2012
"What to Expect" isn't an inspired movie, but a manufactured one, but one with some laughs and some moments.
May 17, 2012
What audiences should expect is a tone-deaf, superficial, charmless ensemble rom-com, focused on five attractive, but uninteresting, couples.
May 17, 2012
Cute couple Kendrick and Crawford are completely lost at sea. But the guys in the Dudes Group have the worst of it - they are a whiny, unappealing bunch through and through.
May 17, 2012
In a year when women's reproductive freedoms are constantly in the political crosshairs, What to Expect When You're Expecting feels like just another affront to anyone who owns and operates a uterus.
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.
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