Like the 1984 best-seller that inspired it, the star-studded, over-produced effort that is What To Expect When You’re Expecting promises a “brutally honest” look at pregnancy. But wait—is that Cameron Diaz we see, bragging about her “awesome rack”? Thanks, pregnancy! And was that just JLo, looking impossibly fresh in her first trimester? Way to go, reproduction! And how about that—the unexpectedly appropriate coupling of Chace Crawford and Anna Kendrick! (If there must be a Gossip Girl alumnus in the cast, we’d prefer a Blair-as-pregnant-princess subplot, frankly.)
Thank god there’s Elizabeth Banks, keeping it real, as always. But Chris Rock? Dennis Quaid? In short: we can expect an obnoxious mess—though anything short of that, coming from the producers of Zodiac, would have exceeded our wildest expectations.