Gemma and myself love a trip to the cinema and we were very excited to go and see what to expect when you’re expecting, based on the novel of the same name and staring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew Morrison, Elizabeth Banks and Chris Rock.
The film focuses on five couples in their journey from childlessness to parenthood. Jules (Diaz) is a celebrity fitness coach working on a reality TV programme and gets pregnant when she falls for Even, who she meets while competing on the films version of strictly come dancing. Being a Control freak as well as a fitness freak Jules struggles to keep control when her body starts to expand.
Wendy (Banks) is the owner of a maternity store as well as a breast feeding expert. She longs for the day that she and husband Gary can have a baby of their own. Then it happens and it’s nothing like she imagined. That pregnancy glow is lost in a world of stretch marks, bloating, gas and haemorrhoids. It doesn’t help that Gary’s dad has married a trophy wife and she is pregnant with twins instantly with none of Wendy’s struggles.
Holly (Lopez) and her husband only wish they had these problems. Unable to conceive, they plan to adopt. When they get news about a young Ethiopian boy ready for adoption a year earlier then accepted Holly is thrilled, and Alex is terrified. Eager to get Alex to embrace his inner daddy she introduces him to the dude group- a group of four Snugli-wearing pram pushing daddies lead by master dad Vic.
Finally there’s Rosie the only one who doesn’t want to get pregnant, but after a drunken night of passion with an old school acquaintance she must come to terms with the unwanted consequence of a one night stand.
The movie takes on many of the important moments in childbirth and pregnancy and amps them up in a typical comedy film way. For instance the classic moment of swearing and hitting the birthing partner that seems to happen in all movies that feature a birth scene. There are however some touching moments as well, especially with Alex’s anxiety about becoming a dad and Wendy’s comments about pregnancy being much harder then she’d anticipated.
One minute your shaking your head at an hormonally supercharged pregnancy the next you find yourself smiling as the new mum stares with awestruck wonder at the baby she has just brought into the world.
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