What to Expect When Youíre Expecting

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2

Content: -2

Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kindrick, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock. Comedy. Directed by Kirk Jones.

FILM SYNOPSIS: A TV fitness expert gets pregnant and gets a taste of her own militant mommy advice when pregnancy hormones ravage her body.

PREVIEW REVIEW: Itís a comedy about people having babies, made in 2012. So, you think there will be any crudity? Well, actually, itís not as bad as if Jason Segel or Seth Rogan had starred. Itís more bawdy than crude. The rest is subjective. Is it funny? Mildly. Is it profound? No. Is it well acted? Occasionally. You may disagree.

Elizabeth Banks has the most interesting part, and the actress wisely plays it straight, finding humor in the situations, whereas Jennifer Lopez is trying so hard to be amusing with mugging and comic hysterics that she comes across more cartoonish than three-dimensional. Then thereís Cameron Diaz. Sheís a pretty solid comic actress and fetching to look at. In her opening scenes, sheís provocatively dressed and looks airbrushed. Hubba-hubba. Can a person really be that perfect looking? I have to admit, Iíd like to find out. Cameron, give me a call.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Distributor:
Lionsgate

Summary
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Crude Language: Several crude remarks about sex and body parts.

Obscene Language: Everybody gets their chance to use the s-word; hard to consider the ladies as classy when theyíre so at ease with that word.

Profanity: ďOh my GodĒ is uttered several times, but donít think the filmís folks are calling upon the Creator; itís just an expression to these people; Christís name is misused used a few times and Godís name is profaned once.

Violence: None

Sex: A couple of sexual situations are portrayed, but the scenes cut away before becoming graphic; some of the characters have intercourse on a first date.

Nudity: Cameron in an itsy-bitsy bikini comes close.

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: Some casual drinking

Other: Ms. Lopez, whatís with the tattoo?

Running Time: 110 minutes
Intended Audience: Women


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