When What to Expect When You're Expecting hits theaters this weekend, moms and those on their way to motherhood will find themselves nodding in agreement with Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, and Brooklyn Decker, who play five women entering the sisterhood of parenthood in five very different ways. But while the women may be the stars of the flick, much as we are of our pregnancies, it's the men — Chris Rock, Thomas Lennon, Rodrigo Santoro, Dennis Quaid, Ben Falcone, and Rob Huebel — who walk away with the best scenes. While the men spend plenty of time poking fun at their wives' pregnancy ailments and helicopter parenting, Rock's thoughtful (and probably ad-libbed) monologue about the joys of fatherhood is the highlight of the flick.
Based on the advice found in the widely popular self-help book of the same name, the new film takes us through five different paths to parenthood, watching the women deal with obstacles to fertility, unexpected pregnancy, some of the not-so-pleasant side effects, and the emotions that come with changing family dynamics. While some of the characters may reflect viewers' own journeys, others are made for the movies. Check seven truisms we found in What to Expect When You're Expecting and be forewarned: spoilers ahead!
Source: Lions Gate