What to Expect When You're Expecting Reviews

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May 17, 2012
The still-born What To Expect... is an all-star dud that could be easily confused with Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve, except for the absence of Ashton Kutcher.
May 17, 2012
It makes one long for the comparative complexity and subtlety of Valentine's Day.
May 17, 2012
What you don't expect is how bad almost all of it is.
May 17, 2012
Exactly what you'd expect. And that's not a good thing.
May 17, 2012
With 10 main characters and nearly as many smaller players, "What to Expect" attempts to cover every possible type of motherhood in America and very nearly succeeds.
May 17, 2012
The overall mood is of warm reassurance, and some of it is even pretty funny.
May 17, 2012
Don't expect much.
May 17, 2012
What to Expect When You're Expecting is pretty much what you'd expect. It plays to its target audience with a vengeance, and that audience would be people expecting kids or who can remember their own pre-parenthood jitters.
May 17, 2012
To use the appropriate parlance, it's bloated, though the waves of nausea here come more in the third trimester than the first.
May 17, 2012
The plot nearly stalls with gridlock. It's clever but the stories are thin soup.
May 16, 2012
Everything that happens in the multiple story lines is entirely predictable; the only question is when.
May 16, 2012
As sociology, it's skin-deep, but if you're a parent or preparing to be one, you might see yourself in a few of these folks and have a good time doing so.
May 16, 2012
Some of the pregnancies are played for laughs, others are depicted more melodramatically. It's a mishmash of mediocrity.
May 15, 2012
At least a slight step up from director Kirk Jones's last effort, 2009's claw-your-eyes-out-awful Robert De Niro vehicle Everybody's Fine.
May 15, 2012
For all the fear, loathing, and overthinking that Murkoff's bedside text engenders, its journey ends with the hopeful beginning of a new life, whereas the movie leaves you hoping for a swift end to your own.
May 14, 2012
A good-looking cast of popular actors can only do so much with material that's superficial and sitcommy.
May 11, 2012
Helmer Kirk Jones does a solid job negotiating the material and managing the few tonal shifts when an occasional dark moment emerges.
May 11, 2012
Amid the would-be and actual laughs, the screenplay tries to drum up drama, but every disagreement and tension is treated superficially and summarily resolved.
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