What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Ben Falcone, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Rodrigo Santoro, Joe Manganiello, Rob Huebel directed by Kirk Jones Movie Review

What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Chace Crawford and Anna Kendrick in What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)

Parenthood Again

Erm okay, so here we have a comedy about five different couples; a fitness guru and her dance star husband, a pro breast feeding woman and her husband, his dad and his trophy girlfriend, a photographer and her boyfriend, friends who run food trucks and so on all discover they are to be parents. But whilst some wanted parenthood and others it was accidental they all find pregnancy and parenting putting demands on their lifestyles.

"What to Expect When You're Expecting" starts with a full on attempt to entertain you with a TV dance show with Cameron Diaz and Matthew Morrison as partners both on the show and off. Now that means we have Diaz in one of those barely their dance costumes but we also have the big comedy moment of after winning the show she throws up in to the winners cup. If that scene sounds a lot of good fun to you than maybe the rest of the movie will score highly with you as whilst we skip between the various couples.

Jennifer Lopez in What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)

The thing is that these couples end up more annoying than entertaining so when we meet Wendy and her husband who have been trying for a child for two years her pushiness to get pregnant ends up annoying. But then so does the humour of her husband's father and his trophy girlfriend who are also expecting. Basically for the most "What to Expect When You're Expecting" ends up being more annoying rather than funny with the exception being the scenes involving Dennis Quaid who is great at the rich father with the trophy girlfriend.

What is evident is that "What to Expect When You're Expecting" relies heavily on the likeability of its cast to win fans over and it covers so many bases from Diaz to Quaid, Lopez to Morrison this is an impossibly good looking cast. But not a single character has depth and most of them struggle to make the humour work.

What this all boils down to is that "What to Expect When You're Expecting" ended up incredibly shallow with far too much focus on the unrealistically good looking cast. If all you want is a movie with popular, good looking actors and shallow humour then it might work but it all becomes annoying rather quickly.