In theatres: What to Expect When You're Expecting

Should you see this one? Carly gives you the scoop!

By Carly Deziel
In theatres: What to Expect When You're Expecting

Photo courtesy Alliance Films

In theatres today is one of my most anticipated flicks of the summer: What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Indeed I knew about this film more than a year ago. And despite not having kids nor even being pregnant, it still felt like my kind of movie. And did it live up to my expectations? You know it. Did I find it funny, charming and entertaining, just like the TV commercial said? Yes!
The film focuses on five couples, who are all on their way to parenthood — although they are experiencing the "what to expect" part very differently. The movie is chock full of Hollywood A-listers including Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and the flawless Brooklyn Decker. You may think, how could these celebrities possibility be relatable? — especially since most the actresses in this movie don’t even have kids. But, I have to hand it to the writers, because each couple’s adventure was endearing, unexpected and drew you in. And ladies, the truth behind what’s suppose to be “the most wonderful miracle of life” is finally revealed — because I’m sure most of you reading this know, pregnancy isn’t all glow and rainbows.
Whether you’re looking for a night out with your girlfriends, a date-night with your significant other or want to take in a mommy and baby movie, this is it. Let me leave you with my top three reasons to go see What to Expect When You’re Expecting:
1. The standout couple — Elizabeth Banks and Bridesmaid’s Ben Falcone (a.k.a. Melissa McCarthy’s hubby), as scene-stealers Wendy and Gary.
2. The perfect mix of last year’s female-powered comedy Bridesmaids and Judd Apatow’s 2007 hit Knocked Up. Plus, the comic genius of British actress Rebel Wilson (also a Bridesmaids alum).
3. The “Dudes Group” – that’s right, don’t think I forgot about the dads out there. This movie has one storyline designed to bring the guys to the theatre. With Chris Rock leading the pack, these movie dads will make both you and your husband wish he had a group of “no judging” fellow fathers to hang out with every Saturday afternoon. Beers next to the baby bottles in the cooler — not a bad idea, right guys?

This article was originally published on May 18, 2012

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