Film Review: What to Expect When You’re Expecting

| 31 May , 2012 | Reply

Directed by: Kirk Jones
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Brooklyn Decker, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, and Chris Rock
Sassi’s Star Rating: 2.5/5

Pregnancy guide What to Expect When You’re Expecting has been the girl’s go to guide since it first appeared on best seller lists way back when. Cut to 2012 and director Kirk Jones has assembled an all star cast, in hoping that a film adaptation will weave a similar path into the pregnancy pop culture tome.

Cameron Diaz is Jules, a driven television fitness guru who finds herself pregnant to her partner from a reality dance competition (Matthew Morrison) and has to abruptly learn how to rely on someone other then herself. While photographer Holly (Jennifer Lopez) is negotiating foreign adoption with an increasingly reticent husband (Love Actually’s Rodrigo Santoro).

Across town, children’s boutique owner Wendy (Elizabeth Banks) has made pregnancy her life, but can’t for her life get pregnant. So when she finally returns a positive result she is overjoyed, until she finds out that her young and beautiful in mother in law is carrying as well. While Wendy’s pregnancy gets harder and harder, Skyler’s (the beautiful Brooklyn Decker’s) couldn’t be more perfect.

This film also throws in some sweet romance for the younger crowd; Up in the Air’s Anna Kendrick reconnects with that guy from high school, you know the one that stood you up at prom. Marco (Chace Crawford: Gossip Girl) is a sweet talker, but can he actually step up to the plate second time around?

What to Expect When You’re Expecting is not just about the fairer sex, huge laughs come from the father’s group: essentially fight club for men who change diapers, lead by Vic (Chris Rock) the men teach their new initiates the secrets to life on the other side.

A sweet film with an attractive cast and a lot of laughs What to Expect When You’re Expecting has a bit of something for everybody. Look out for a host of impressive cameos and supporting roles including Australian comedienne Rebel Wilson who steals the show.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting is in cinemas now.

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Paige

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