What to Expect When You're Expecting

September 8, 2012

What to Expect When You're Expecting
"It's too late to pull out now."

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?

There're things you can expect to find in What to Expect When You're Expecting : forced farcical humor, badly executed dramatic twists, chemistry-free romantic pairings, topped up with exploding belly and hormonal panic, all of which have zero resemblance to reality. Kirk Jones did fine in Everybody's Fine, but not in this case; he somehow turned a New York Times' Best Selling Novel of Freaked-Out Pregnant Women by Heidi Murkoff over the past thirty freaking years ago into a trash can which fortunately filled with studded-stars. He used the same celebrity-studded formula to cover up the weak script and weak-everything like Gary Marshall did in Valentine's Day and recently New Year's Eve.

The plot might help because of the switching and the looping scenes, but it was still far too predictable and damn boring. The story wasn't captivating; what was the point of making parodies of The Biggest Loser and Dancing With The Stars if they really couldn't hold on to the pace, to the story, even to the I-am-just-a-celebrity-do-not-mind-me performance of the celebrities. They could also have the cameos (Whitney Port, Joe Manganiello, Rebel Wilson, Chris Rock, etc), but I'm telling you, IT DID NOT WORK, even the slightest. I'm not gonna spill all the storyline (cause it's too many, for heaven's sake). All I'm telling you is : DON'T EXPECT TOO MUCH.

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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