On Facebook last night, I discovered a picture that was relentlessly amusing. It read 'replace one word in a movie…
What to Expect When You're Expecting
I'm calling bull$#!%. Pregnancy sucks.
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.
This took all my years of film training not to turn it off within the opening ten minutes and it never improved. In fact if I was a woman I’d be offended that this is the sort of shit Hollywood tries to shove in my face in the name of entertainment. It’s a horrible excuse for a film in every conceivable way from its excruciatingly unfunny attempts at humour to its ultra-conservative message (notice which couple suffer from a miscarriage - no doubt punishment for getting pregnant from a one night stand).
The five interconnected stories about the trials and tribulations of pregnancy are predominantly played for laughs and follow the same template - the woman is confident about wanting…
Perfectly captures the pain and agony of childbirth.
Well, I'm calling it: pregnancy sucks.
A dramedy based on an honest to God pregnancy guide, not a novel, but an actual guide for pregnancy. What could possibly go wrong? You would think it would be hard to get an actual story out of a "pregnancy guide" and after watching this film I would guess that assumption to be right. Lionsgate's President of Motion Picture Productions, Alli Shearmur, said this had potential to be a franchise. This is what's wrong with fucking Hollywood.
There is nothing to analyze. The film features five couples who are expecting kids... and that is IT. Apparently whenever screenwriter Heather Hach would have a hard time thinking of anything remotely resembling a plot, she…
What to expect when you're expecting. Expect the worst. I could have done with some gas and air myself to get through it.
I make it a point to never touch my face so as to preserve my extremely delicate complexion. I haven't put a single finger to my face in over two years. If anyone else touches my face, they die. I've racked up quite a body count. But I would rather rub a greasy rotisserie chicken across my forehead than watch this cuntstain again.
I'm gong to pay dearly for forcing my husband to watch this.
No pun intended, but I really was not expecting much with this film. My wife and I watched it for the sole reason that she was pregnant with our first child and we thought it would be a fun throwaway watch. The film was even more of a throwaway than we expected; it is, for the most part, pretty stupid.
What I found most irritating about it was that the characters were little more than cartoon characters--the film would have been just as convincing if Fred and Wilma Flintstone had been in it. In this world, all moms are anxiety-ridden queen bees determined to raise the perfect child, and all dads are incompetent, insecure slobs who view raising children as…
I honestly had some hope for this to be at least entertaining. Mind you, I don't have kids or want kids, but i liked the cast that is in this and figured it would have some laughs. I'm a fan of Cameron Diaz lately for her comedy, and I'm in love with Anna Kendrick, both for her acting and her crazy cuteness. The rest of the cast is riddled with other actors that I have enjoyed in the past as well, like Elizabeth Banks, Dennis Quaid and Chris Rock. Rebel Wilson is also in it and that's 1 actor that I was sure would have some great comedic moments.
Well, in the end I was let down, but I guess…
Embora seja aquela comédia água-com-açúcar, lotada de coincidências, caricata e muito superficial no trato das questões de relacionamentos, é cheio de bebês! As cenas do grupo de pais cuidando das crianças é o ponto alto. Estilo Sessão da Tarde.
I'm ashamed I watched this and I did try to keep an open mind!
why did i watch this for a second time? it is awful
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING is not masterpiece filmmaking, by any stretch of the imagination. A lot of it is very much by the numbers, unmemorable fare. But what can I say? I liked it, and sat through the whole thing after flipping the channel over to it. The standout for me was Elisabeth Banks, someone who I believe I've talked about before as not getting the credit she deserves as a gifted, diverse comic actress. Here, she gives us a wonderfully unflattering depiction of pregnancy, unwelcome bodily functions and all. The film has a steady amount of light laughs, and a few disarmingly emotional moments too. Probably not worth seeking out, but worth a watch if it's on TV.
that they got anyone to appear in this film.
that they got anyone to agree to finance this film
that i sat through it
dreadful dreadful film
Very moving and eye opening and just very beautiful in general.
- Inglourious Basterds
- Hobo with a Shotgun
- Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief
- American Reunion
- Searching for Sugar Man
- The Imposter
- Too Big to Fail
- The Girl
All re-watches are excluded.
- Can't Stop the Music
- The Formula
- Friday the 13th
- The Jazz Singer
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.