Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Expected Laughs Delivered

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Expected Laughs Delivered

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What To Expect When You're Expecting

Stars: Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Rock.

Director: Kirk Jones

Rated: M

Reviewed By: Miranda Cashin

Verdict:

IN WHAT To Expect When You're Expecting, director Kirk Jones acts as a skilled midwife, bringing the film to life.

Turning an advice book into a romantic comedy was never going to be an easy task. Throw in a huge ensemble cast, which at first glance seems a little ill chosen, and you have certainly got your work cut out. But unlike other high concept but mostly muddled ensembles a I'm Looking at You, Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve a What To Expect When You're Expecting actually delivers the heart, the laughs and the romance. And it's a bright and enjoyable jaunt through the comic and, at times, trying moments of impending parenthood.

Based on the best-selling Heidi Murkoff pregnancy guide, the film follows five very different couples and their various struggles, triumphs and failings with pregnancy. …

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