Excerpt: This might sound obvious, but I don't think Hollywood thinks much of women. Or at least they think exactly as much of them as they do of young teenaged males, offering up the same generic paste filled with clichés of previous films. Not because they appeal to anyone or tell anyone anything, but because they are easy to describe and thus, in theory, easy to sell. You know that bit in that movie you liked? This one is just like that.
Conclusion: 'What to Expect When You're Expecting' provides one, count 'em, one worthwhile story out of the whole bunch. The story with Anna Kendrick deserves a different movie. The rest of this movie relies on tired pregnancy clichés and ridiculous plotting. The entire movie is a fake-out. With all these famous faces the filmmakers are hoping you'll forget you're watching complete garbage.
What to Expect When You're Expecting Blu-ray Review
15 September 2012
Summary: There's a well known adage that states "babies (and/or children) don't come with instruction manuals," but that hasn't stopped the publishing industry from trying to fill that void. Any parent worth his or her salt will be able to tell you of countless books that have attempted to elucidate the "right" way to do everything from affixing a diaper to navigating the torrid waters of teenage sexuality. And the "instruction manuals" don't just start with childbirth.
Excerpt: We have two children, which means there’s a copy of Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel’s pre-birth Bible What to Expect When You’re Expecting on our bookshelf. Two, in fact. You get them as shower gifts. I’m staring at them as I write this review. I remember my wife thumbing through the pages at different stages of both of our pregnancies. I’d be lying if I said I ever picked the book up.
Summary: Here's one for the internet generation with attention spans so short we need a new storyline every two minutes. What to Expect When You're Expecting rockets through every babymaking scenario of the best-selling pregnancy guidebook that 'inspired' the film. The whoopsie daisy pregnancy. The difficult conception. The adoption. The result is a hodgepodge in tone ricocheting from drama to parody with glimmers of emotional punch.
Excerpt: If you're the type of person who has always found pregnancy funny, then this may just be the film for you! Based on the best-selling 1980's advice book of the same name, this muddled mess struggles to connect with its audience. Too many storylines, too little character development and way too many clichéd jokes make the best thing about this movie the incredibly lifelike, prosthetic pregnant bellies. If this is your thing, great. Otherwise, don't expect much.
Excerpt: Sällan har en titel varit så slående som i What To Expect When You're Expecting . Fattas väl visserligen inte annat med en så pass lång titel. Hur som helst är det precis det som det handlar om. Vad man kan vänta sig när man väntar barn. För även om vissa saker är lite undanskuffade medan andra är uppblåsta på äkta Hollywood-maner kan man ändå se den som en slags instruktionsfilm om hur det är att vara gravid. Allt från själva skapandet till förlossning.
Conclusion: Filmen: I What to Expect får vi det tveksamma nöjet att följa fem par på deras resa genom graviditeten, med allt vad det nu innebär. Ett par väntar tvillingar, ett annat ska adoptera, ett tredje råkar bli på smällen på första dejten, och så vidare. Hur förbereder man sig då inför födseln? Vad pratas det egentligen om i pappagruppen som promenerar i parken varje söndag och hur ställer man sig till att farsan väntar barn med sin nya trophy-wife?