Two celebrities are unprepared for the surprise demands of pregnancy; hormones wreak havoc on a baby-crazy author, while her husband tries not to be outdone by his father, who's expecting twins with his young trophy wife; a photographer's husband isn't sure about his wife's adoption plans; a one-time hook-up results in a surprise pregnancy for rival food-truck owners. They are crowned the winners of the show, but Jules vomits in their trophy, discovering that she is pregnant. Having never shot five simultaneous stories like this, he stated: Through necessity we had to schedule the film so that I shot everything with Jennifer Lopez in two weeks, everything with Cameron Diaz in two weeks. . Holly loses her job and becomes hurt when she realizes how much Alex is unprepared for a child. On , the film has a score of 41 out of 100, based on 30 critics, indicating mixed or average reviews. At different points in the film, certain characters meet others and we discover all the stories are linked.
Eventually, they get back together and decide to take things slowly and their story ends with them joining forces to create a food truck together. During a lunch where Wendy and Gary announce her pregnancy, Ramsey and Skyler also announce they are expecting. After many labor-inducing activities, she goes to the hospital only to find out she has to have a , which is against her birth plan. Wendy envies her and detests her ease; however, soon after Skyler gives birth to twin girls, she and Ramsey are shown struggling with the fussy babies. Five couples' intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood. On July 26, production filmed in on near and in.
Ramsey Cooper , a famous race car driver and Gary's father, is married to a younger woman named Skyler , making her Gary's stepmother. She treats Gary as her own son despite her obviously not being his mother, much to Gary's annoyance. According to , the project also needed a lot of extras who are in the family way as well as babies with star potential. Medavoy, Messer and Thwaites felt that the book provides the perfect launching point to tell a funny story. That said, this is a sure fire girl film that your lady love.
Photographer Holly is prepared to travel the globe to adopt a child, but her husband Alex isn't so sure, and tries to quiet his panic by attending a dudes support group. Alex feels even more nervous to become a father. Jennifer Lopez was not very good or funny. The cast is very easy on the eyes. However, one night Rosie discovers she is bleeding and they drive to the hospital where they discover she has. Jones said it was tough organizing schedules because of the number of cast members there were.
Her outburst is filmed and becomes a viral hit on , after which her boutique is flooded with customers. After giving birth, Jules and Evan get engaged. However, they eventually go to Ethiopia and adopt a baby boy named Kaleb. Gary was on Jules' weight loss program and is a regular customer of Marco's food truck, Skyler is Rosie's cousin, and Holly is Wendy and Skyler's photographer. Written by , is a guide released in 1984.
Jones hadn't read or heard about the book, and assumed it was a novel before receiving the script. Betsy Sharkey of the among other critics noted the confusion of the swiftly moving film, writing that Rather than the engaging enlightenment of the source, the film becomes bloated by confusion. It was distributed by Lionsgate, produced by , Arnold Messer and , co-produced by , , What to Expect Productions and , edited by , directed by from a screenplay by and with music by and based on the by. My favorite characters in the film were Chris Rock and Anna Kendrick who are always funny and spot on in their roles. She believes he is a player and initially blows him off, but the reunion leads to an unexpected pregnancy after sex that night. Holly sends Alex to hang out with the dudes group, a group of fathers who walk around the park and support one another, which was founded by Vic Mac.
Speaking about the film's theme, he stated that everybody's experience is different and multiple different stories allow the audience to share in everything that is going on and by sharing in what's going on and seeing so many characters, there's this energy, and there's humor and there's drama in comparing all of the stories, which are taking place at the same time. Although puzzled at first, he recalled his pregnancy experience as funny, tragic, exciting and hilarious, and thought combining these elements would make for a really interesting film. Worried at first, they eventually adjust to the idea of becoming parents and move in together. She loses a lot of blood, but is okay and delivers a son named Theo. But things are not going on smoothly as they want. Alli Shearmur, Lionsgate's President of Motion Picture Productions, said the book is a brand that knows no boundaries and they were excited about this film as the first in a potential franchise. Wendy Cooper runs a boutique called The Breast Choice, and has been trying to have a baby with her husband Gary for two years.
She eventually does conceive and shares the news with Gary after taking five pregnancy tests. Photographer Holly is prepared to travel the globe to adopt a child, but her husband Alex isn't so sure, and tries to quiet his panic by attending a dudes support group, where new fathers get to tell it like it really is. Casting director Christopher Gray said at the time, We need a lot of pregnant women. What to Expect When You're Expecting stars an , which focuses primarily on the five couples who are going to be first-time parents. And rival food truck chefs Rosie and Marco's surprise hook-up results in an unexpected quandary: what to do when your first child comes before your first date? Photographer Holly Castillo can't conceive children and decides to adopt from with her husband, Alex.
Additionally, it was dubbed the bible of American pregnancy and has sold over 20 million units worldwide. Cara Nash of the Australian film magazine gave the film a mixed review, criticizing the storyline as not having complexity or genuine conflict, but praised Lopez and Banks who manage to find the humanity in their clichéd roles but they can't transcend all the surface-level schmaltz on display here. She gives birth to a daughter they name Emerson, ending their debate. Jules struggles when trying to balance her pregnancy with her normal active life. Simon Miraudo of called it ill-conceived and gave the film a mixed review while stating: Despite an immensely appealing cast and a few funny moments, I would only recommend What to Expect at a 'push'. Rosie Brennan , Skyler's cousin and food-truck chef, meets an old high school friend, Marco , also a food-truck chef, during a turf war between their food trucks. The film was theatrically released on May 18, 2012 by.
Rosie - female managing food truck is pregnant with her rival. Fitness expert Jules stuns when discovering she is pregnant with Evan dancer. Unlike Wendy, Skyler cruises through her pregnancy without issues. Fernandez, Jay August 8, 2011. And they begin to realize that things are not happening like their birth plan. Murkoff said she was excited to see Phoenix Pictures and Lionsgate bring my baby to life. Released across 3,021 theaters on May 18, 2012, it closed on August 2, 2012.