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What to Expect When You’re Expecting {A Movie Review}

Posted: May 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Reviews and Giveaways | Tags: Movie Reviews | 1 Comment »

On Monday I went with the awesome group of women that won my giveaway from Centrum to see the local screening of What to Expect When You’re Expecting.  Even though it was a little crazy, I had a blast!

What to Expect When You're Expecting movie screening

Waiting for the doors to open!

It was so great to get out for a little *me* time, meet some local moms I would otherwise not have met and see a movie in an actual theater!  That rarely happens these day so it was a treat.

Centrum sponsored

Group shot!


What to Expect When You’re Expecting hit all the right notes for me.  Sure, some of the dialogue was toeing the line of over the top or forced, but I’m going to cut it some slack. It’s a romantic comedy with a phenomenal ensemble cast and I was thoroughly entertained.  I didn’t care that I wasn’t watching an Oscar worthy performance.  I also imagine there are people who will completely hate how pregnancy, labor and birth are depicted, but again- I was watching a comedy, not a documentary so I was happy to suspend reality for a few hours.

My favorite story line would have to be that of the characters Wendy and Gary, played by Elizabeth Banks and Ben Falcone.  I think of all the moms she was the one I would have related to the most.  Wendy is an author who owns a Breastfeeding Boutique.  She’s super pumped to be pregnant, and she has very high expectations of pregnancy.  Her works revolves around celebrating mothers and motherhood, and of course things do not go exactly as she imagined they would before she saw her two pink lines.  I gotta tell you, from beginning to end, I loved whenever her and her husband Gary were on screen and her birth made me cry harder than any part of the movie.

Which brings me to the crying.  There will be lots of it.  Happy tears, sad tears, emotional tears that you really can’t figure out why you are shedding.  I don’t think there was a dry eye in my row and I suspect most of the theater was wiping their eyes at least once or twice.

I would highly recommend this if you need a little escape to a movie that shows five couples through different pregnancies, birth and adoption and all the stuff that comes with it. The Dudes Group (led my Chris Rock) and Wendy’s employee Janice (played by Rebel Wilson) will have you in stitches. Also: Food Trucks! Who doesn’t love a little food truck romance?

What to Expect When You’re Expecting opens tonight, May 18th in theaters everywhere- it would be great for a moms night out!

Thank you Jessica, Jaime, Daphne, Shannon, Katie, Sara, Katie, Amy, and I know I am missing one more but I cannot for the life of me remember her name (can I blame this one age?) for taking time out of your busy evening to come sit with me in a theater packed with people! I had a great time!

Disclosure: this preview is sponsored by Centrum, all opinions are my own.

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One Comment on “What to Expect When You’re Expecting {A Movie Review}”

  1. 1 Janine said at 1:53 am on May 20th, 2012:

    What a cool giveaway! I have a really hard time putting the birth stuff out of my head and just ENJOYING a movie like that, but the group outing looks like a blast! And I do love some of those stars.
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