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What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 18 May 2012 (USA)
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Follows the lives of five interconnected couples as they experience the thrills and surprises of having a baby and realize that no matter what you plan for, life does not always deliver what is expected.

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Kirk Jones

Writers:

Shauna Cross (screenplay), Heather Hach (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Diaz ... Jules
Jennifer Lopez ... Holly
Elizabeth Banks ... Wendy
Chace Crawford ... Marco
Brooklyn Decker ... Skyler
Ben Falcone ... Gary
Anna Kendrick ... Rosie
Matthew Morrison ... Evan
Dennis Quaid ... Ramsey
Chris Rock ... Vic
Rodrigo Santoro ... Alex
Joe Manganiello ... Davis
Rob Huebel ... Gabe
Thomas Lennon ... Craig (as Tom Lennon)
Amir Talai ... Patel
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Storyline

Five couples' intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood. 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? Written by Lionsgate

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

"I'm calling bull$#!%. Pregnancy sucks." See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What to Expect When You're Expecting See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,547,068, 20 May 2012

Gross USA:

$41,152,203

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,384,002
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lopez and Brooklyn Decker are the only actresses cast as pregnant women who have children in real life; Lopez gave birth to twins, Decker gave birth to a son and Banks has two sons via a surrogate. Cameron Diaz gave birth in December 2019 and Anna Kendrick have never had children. See more »

Goofs

When Gary and Ramsey are racing with golf carts, Ramsey's foot moves from the dashboard to the floor and back between shots. See more »

Quotes

Wendy: I just wanted the glow. The one that they promise you on the cover of those magazines. Well, I'm calling it - pregnancy sucks. Making a human being is really hard. I have no control over my body or my emotions.
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Connections

Features Dirty Dancing (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Waiting On The Light To Change
Written and Performed by Matthew Perryman Jones
Courtesy of MPJ Music
By arrangement with Secret Road Music Services, Inc.
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Figuring out whether to watch it or not

whoever said that "Do knot disturb" is the original and "better" is most likely not the type of reviewer i want to follow, since Netflix reviewers gave DKD 2.5 stars and IMDb reviewers gave it 3.3 stars, much lower that this Movie, and both spots said that DKD was a knock off of the French Moview "The Valet" - 2006 - (La doublure).

In order of interest i would watch The Valet, then possibly "what to expect..." only for the cast, and DKD last -- maybe not ever since a lot of reviewers of DKD said the acting was horrible and is one of the worst movies to come out of the 2 directors of DKD -- i would rather not wast 2 hours of my life on that, I might waste 2 hours on What to expect when expecting since that was my go to book while pregnant, and definitely want to watch The Valet.


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