MFR Rating: ★ ★
Here’s an awkwardly named, averagely executed pregnancy-com: several couples all expecting a child and experiencing all the emotional tribulations with their lives loosely intertwining as we celebrate the miracle of child birth and love through an ever so mildly humorous lens. A few smiles, a couple hits but an awful lot of miss. What to Expect When You’re Expecting is, wait for it…pretty much everything you’ll expect from the trailer, poster, cast list or title. The gags are mild, it’s sappy, safe and shining with polish. It’s not bad but it certainly isn’t any good. Sweet without much humanity. No real heart, not much colour, or charm, just a churned out Hollywood comedy. It’s alright.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting is out on 25th May in the UK. Running time 110 mins. Certificate 12A (UK).
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Review by David Rank
Apologies for the brevity and lack of reviews lately (in case anyone’s noticed). In the midst of university final exams – but from the end of May onwards that will change!