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What to Expect When You're Expecting Reviews

What to Expect When You're Expecting

Overview


Genre :

Romance, Comedy

Release Date :

May 18, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Kirk Jones

Starring :

Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Brooklyn Decker, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Joe Manganiello, Matthew Morrison, Chace Crawford, Dennis Quaid, Rodrigo Santoro, Rob Heubel, Ben Falcone, Thomas Lennon, Amir Talai, Cheryl Cole

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 5

“..unfunny set pieces..”
by Josh Bell [Las Vegas Weekly]
1 of 5

“..there are five occasionally intersecting Atlanta-set storylines, all of which are pitched at the level of a bad sitcom..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
Review rate : B

“..the movie hits authentic notes of anxiety and joy..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..the film similarly fails to tell a coherent story, create believable characters, or establish any sense of place..”
by Eric Hynes [Village Voice]
2 of 4

“..the film features a lot of "my hormones are making me crazy" humor for the women and "this is too much responsibility" scenes for the men..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
2 of 5

“..some of the pregnancies are played for laughs, others are depicted more melodramatically. It's a mishmash of mediocrity..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
1.5 of 5

“..rather than the engaging enlightenment of the source, the film becomes bloated by confusion..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
“..morning sickness afflicts most of the potential mommies. For me, the movie itself triggered the vomiting..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
1 of 4

“..intertwines these unconvincing characters' stories in a ham-fisted style..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2 of 4

“..in the end, "What to Expect," isn't an inspired movie, but a manufactured one, but one with some laughs and some moments..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]
1.5 of 5

“..everything that happens in the multiple story lines is entirely predictable; the only question is when..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
3 of 4

“..at least, and the movie is as pleasant as it is harmless..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]

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LEGEND :

“..while he arguably fails to rein in his leading man (or half of him), screenwriter-turned-director Helgeland has a light touch, leavening the ultra-violence - and there are gory scenes - with a flair for absurdity..”
by Helen O'Hara [Daily Telegraph]

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“..Evans and Eve are always charming, but Brooke's real-world problems ring false in a story held together by chintzy fatalism and the logic of a first draft..”
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BREAK POINT :

“..Jay Karas doesn't exactly reinvent the wheel as he puts this odd couple through the paces of getting in shape and reconciling old wounds, but he's helped by some laugh-out-loud quirk in Gene Hong's screenplay, nice comic chemistry between the two leads..”
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EVEREST :

“..in narrative terms it's messy - as true stories tend to be. The dramatic focus is split between around half a dozen characters based on real people and it's not clear who we should root for..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]

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