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At Theaters: 5/18/2012 On Video: 9/11/2012
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 50 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 599901
Studio: Lions Gate Films
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A look at love through the eyes of five interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and ultimately coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn't always deliver what's expected.
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Comedy - This is a comedy inspired by the self-help book of the same name, which is exactly what that idea implies: a chick flick centering around the theme of pregnancy. This is a true ensemble piece, with the female cast members such as Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, and Jennifer Lopez having roles and stories of equal prominence. The male cast members all have much smaller roles. Language and adult themes make the film of some caution to parents of young children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Cameron Diaz BAD TEACHER, GREEN HORNET, KNIGHT AND DAY
Jennifer Lopez THE BACK-UP PLAN, EL CANTANTE, AN UNFINISHED LIFE
Elizabeth Banks THE HUNGER GAMES, MAN ON A LEDGE
Wri/Dir: Kirk Jones EVERYBODY'S FINE, NANNY MCPHEE, WAKING NED DEVINE
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 23 S-words; 1 GD; a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Comic hits.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Comic banter and wisecracks, sometimes suggestive; body function humor.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Above Average 'What to Expect' is a cheerful comedy with just enough dark moments to create the illusion it's really about something.

USA Today Full Review
Poor What audiences should expect is a tone-deaf, superficial, charmless ensemble rom-com, focused on five attractive, but uninteresting, couples.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 96 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M/F)
14
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
7
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
23
High
96%
30+Adults (M)
19
High
95%
30+Adults (F)
33
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 96 moviegoers:
TEENS:Thirteen of the fourteen reviews are female and they nearly all loved it. Only one rated it as average.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:For this type of movie, these are great reviews from the guys. Three loved it and the others indicated they enjoyed it very much. As could be expected, the ladies enjoyed this movie very much with just over half loving it.
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are very similar. Approximately half loved it with approximately 20% more rating it above average, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Most of the rest rated it "Good/Average," which is a bit low but certainly not bad.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Over the moon about starting a family, TV fitness guru Jules and dance show star Evan find that their high-octane celebrity lives don't stand a chance against the surprise demands of pregnancy. Baby-crazy author and advocate Wendy gets a taste of her own militant mommy advice when pregnancy hormones ravage her body; while Wendy's husband, Gary, struggles not to be outdone by his competitive alpha-Dad, who's expecting twins with his much younger trophy wife, Skyler. Photographer Holly is prepared to travel the globe to adopt a child, but her husband Alex isn't so sure, and tries to quiet his panic by attending a "dudes" support group, where new fathers get to tell it like it really is. And rival food truck chefs Rosie and Marco's surprise hook-up results in an unexpected quandary: what to do when your first child comes before your first date?
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