What to Expect When You’re Expecting is probably the first interconnected romcom in the vein of Love Actually to actually get it somewhat right since the previously mentioned title did almost 10 years ago. That might be because there are actually some respectable actors here. The only real issue with the film is that the plot features all of these women, who all somehow know each other, who all got pregnant and/or started adopting at the same time. Maybe the apocalypse really is coming, and these children were all brought into Atlanta, in order to facilitate it? I’m probably reading too much into things, but whatever. Anyway, aside from this seemingly menacing little fact, the film is decent. It has fine performances, a few good jokes and enough “Aww!” moments to make it decent matinee fodder.
Director: Kirk Jones
Producer: Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, David Thwaites, Heidi Murkoff, Erik Murkoff, Alan Nevins, Mark Bakshi, Allison Shearmur and Jim Miller
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Rodrigo Santoro, Ben Falcone, Joe Manganiello and Tom Lennon