Celebrity weight loss guru, Jules (Cameron Diaz) and her dancing reality star partner, Evan (Matthew Morrison) is unexpectedly having a baby. The problem is that they are not much of a couple and Jules is a workaholic with her TV show. After two years of trying, Wendy (Elizabeth Banks) and Gary (Ben Falcone) are finally expecting. While Gary tries to impress his dad, Ramsey (Dennis Quaid)-who is also expecting with his much younger wife, Skylar (Brooklyn Decker)-Wendy is having a hard time finding that pregnant glow when she is suffering through the nine-month process. Short-time high school flings, Rosie (Anna Kendrick) and Marco (Chace Crawford) have one night of passion and the familiar stick turns blue. What was supposed to be a one-night stand causes more complications between the two and their now forced relationship. Holly (Jennifer Lopez) and husband Alex (Rodrigo Santoro) are adopting but with their struggling careers, they come to terms if they are ready to care for a child. This story chronicles the joys and dismay of five couples having a baby.
Well, I thought this film was okay. It wasn’t exactly what I expected. Upon viewing the previews with the men walking in slow motion with their babies, I thought it would bring a nice comedic relief from the male perspective. It sort of did but I wasn’t satisfied with the results. The jokes were mediocre and they were trying-to-hard to sound natural about the bad things that happen to their children but that must remain in the guy group. I wasn’t that involved in any of the couples stories expect Wendy and Gary. That’s because I love how Elizabeth portrayed Wendy. She did a great job of showing what the commercials and movies do not show and that’s the reality of what women go through during those life-changing months. Every emotion in her face was pain and agony and discomfort and I love how she made it comical without trying. The best part is when she spoke at a conference to help promote her baby shop and she laid down all of the cards and told them the truth of what to expect. Again I must add that I hate an all-star cast; it is neither necessary nor valuable to do so except other than to exploit that it is an all-star cast and it doesn’t improve the film. It just makes it worst. All in all, I like this film only because of Elizabeth Banks and will only probably view it again because of her.
Rating: 2.5 stars