What to Expect When You're Expecting
I don’t offend easily. I watch movies and viral videos that make my friends delete me from Facebook. I still found myself shaking my head in dismay at this piece of crap film. Following several storylines, the movie intertwines Jules (Diaz), Wendy (Banks), Holly (Lopez), Rosie (Kendrick), and a few others as they prepare for their bundles of joy. While showcasing the differences in pregnancies, adoptions, and miscarriages, the movie also showcased the stereotype that men are incompetent swine that are not allowed to have any negative reactions to the miracle of birth. Basically, this movie is a chronicling of how unhappy we must be as people until we create a miniature version of ourselves to distract us from the fact that someday, we are going to die. Isn’t it a damn shame that we aren’t complete until we bring a child into the world?
Jennifer Lopez is horrendous as usual, while Cameron Diaz is at least pleasant to look at (she plays a fitness guru). Thank god for Elizabeth Banks for providing the comic relief. (Unfortunately, most of it was the usual ‘if-you-ever-come-near-me-again…’ jokes.) Anna Kendrick, who is among the few extremely talented young actors on the scene today, managed to make her dramatic scenes extremely believable, but she is the only one. Even bit performances by veteran funny men Chris Rock and Thomas Lennon (one of my personal favorites) couldn’t save this monstrosity. All in all, this movie gave me morning sickness.