What to Expect When You're Expecting

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

All-star cast headlines bawdy, inconsistently funny comedy.

PG-13 2012 110 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 18 reviews

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age 14+


Except for the part that the little kid was always getting hurt and his dad was never really that much caring (which was suppose to be funny!), it was a nice and very realistic movie. It described how we wary (body-wise, and emotion-wise, and in terms of what sort of life we are having at the time) as people when it comes to having a baby, and god Almaty it is true! As a new mommy, I laughed and cried with it and simply, I loved it :)
age 15+

A Hilarious and Endearing little show perfect for an Experienced Parent or Soon-to-be-parent.

Loved the film! This time, just us adults went to see the movie. I would be comfortable taking teens, 14 yrs. old and up. There is little cursing, that I remember, it's hilarious and it shows many different pregnancy/new family beginnings. Although it may delve into the common stereotypes of pregnancy and couples, it's done in a fresh and hilarious way. It was refreshing to see how everyone isn't all aglow throughout each situation and pregnancy n the movie. I loved that it also showed various situations and ways people start new families and they aren't all perfect. In fact, most of us adults have gone through one or more of these scenarios or we happen to know friends or family members who have gone through them. It was extremely moving as one of the couples pregnancies ends in a miscarriage. It showed real emotion and was true to nature. Typically, it affects a woman for a very long time, if not all her life. I looked around the theater from time to time and nearly every person in the theater was laughing throughout the movie. During the endearing parts, even the men were teary eyed. I definitely think this movie is great for anyone who has experienced or is soon to experience parenting. It is most relate-able and the perfect date night movie for parents.

This title has:

Too much swearing

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