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Heaven help those of us who still dare to venture into any movie starring Jennifer Lopez. After "Gigli", she seems to have been cursed with an endless pate of godawful films that just keep getting worse and which bomb the second they are released. Case in point: What to Expect When You're Expecting.
I admit that the only reason I wanted to see the film was because its other stars seem to be the kind who do good movies: Elizabeth Banks, Chris Rock, Matthew Morrison, Cameron Diaz. But even they can't save this movie from becoming a boorish mess. There's nothing in it you haven't seen a million times before on every si. coabout someone having a baby ever produced - only this time they drag it out for a painful two hours.
The biggest shame is that they reduced Chris Rock to playing a henpecked father who loses his sense of humor. I never thought I'd see the day when Chris Rock bored me. In this movie, he does! No more J.Lo, please!!!
It's hard to know what to make of this movie. I thought it would be fun and even a bit outrageous given its star cast (Chris Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz) but it all falls flat on its face. In fact, it feels a lot like a generic si. cothat somehow got turned into a movie about parenthood. You might chuckle here and there, but you'll probably leave deeply uninspired and wondering why you just blew $13.50 on a movie that feels like an old episode of "Mad About You" - and at least that has Helen Hunt and is funny!
The best parts were about the fathers learning how to navigate fatherhood since it's still a relatively new concept. But the rest of the stuff about morning sickness and hormonal women was old hat - I thought my daughter might enjoy the movie (it stars her all-time crush Matthew Morrison of "Glee") but even she was asking when it would be over. If you like all-star movies like "Valentine's Day" and "New Year's Eve" you might like this one. If not, then wait for the TV broadcast version. You ain't missing much.
This was an unpleasant film and i do not recommend seeing it in the theaters. I could not wait for this film to be over and I really regreted my decision to see it, it was a complete waste of my time and money and probably brain cells. The film has indefinite amount of corny scenes with silly music and slow-motion moments, it was just ridiculous. I absolutely hate when there is product placement in movies and this film had plenty of that and it made me quite angry. Overall, avoid this film at all costs and you will be alright.
Look at the poster of "What To Expect When You're Expecting". Just the top part with all of the ladies. See that horrible Photoshop job, where it looks like all of these women are in the same room, but are so obviously not? Yep, that's pretty much all you need to know about this movie. It's a mishmash of too many plots and too many characters, all played out superficially. It's like one of those Gary Marshall comedies about a holiday, only with pregnant women. Here, we have five different women who are expecting. Each of them is incredibly simple and cliched, so that it's easier for us to identify with them. Or to identify them, I'm not sure. After a while, it's hard to tell which one was adopting and which one runs the breastfeeding store. The writers also try to sneak in some darker moments, but it doesn't do much to make the film any better. The good actors, like Elizabeth Banks and Anna Kendrick, do their best here, and the personalities (Cameron Diaz and J-Lo) pretty much play the same characters they always play. It's hard to care too much about any of these people when you barely have time to get to know them.
I did not like this film and definitely not recommend seeing it in the theaters, it is not worth your time or money. The film is shapeless, it has no real purpose and it is such a shame that so many good actors wasted their time on this movie. The film is not funny at all and for the most of the time I was rolling my eyes and I was also extremely bored. The film is badly edited, badly filmed and just overall it is bad and I hope you will not waste your time and money on this film.
Well, what can I say... It was horrible and I hope people will not see it and not support it. I mean I was programmed to hate this film because I am a guy but I think that girls should hate this film as well because it is incredibly stupid and not funny at all. The film is so superficial and uneven, I was truly tired after seeing this film. The characters in the film are very annoying and not developed at all and I felt bad for the actors in this film. The only actresses that did not annoy me were Elizabeth Banks and Cameron Diaz and all others were just there to spit out stupid lines. Overall, i hated this film and I do not recommend seeing it in the theaters.
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