What to Expect When You're Expecting Trailer: What Did You Expect?
Just when you thought that a movie could not accommodate more stars and subplots than tomorrow's Garry Marshall-directed New Year's Eve, Lionsgate has unveiled the trailer for What to Expect When You're Expecting. The film, an adaptation of the popular '80s pregnancy guide, packs Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, Anna Kendrick, Chris Rock, Thomas Lennon, Dennis Quaid, Wendi McLendon-Covey, the hot Brazilian from Love Actually and more actors into a sprawling tale of hormonal outbursts, catty jealousy, dads unafraid to wear Baby Björns and infants. Lots and lots of infants. Judge the trailer for yourself below.
Maybe this is exactly the light kind of comedy you're looking to fill your May month with. Or maybe, like me, you're confused. Confused by how screenwriter Shauna Cross (Whip It) adapted an '80s pregnancy guide into an ensemble drama with subplots involving Cameron Diaz competing on a celebrity dance show and rival food truck owners (Anna Kendrick and Chace Crawford) reproducing. Confused why Jennifer Lopez is subjecting herself to a Groundhog's Day-like fate in which she repeatedly stars in disastrous pregnancy rom-coms. (What will it take to make this stop!?) Confused why former Hills star Whitney Port and Black Eyed Peas member Taboo have cameos. Confused why Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ben Falcone had to follow up their Bridesmaids success with this project from Everybody's Fine director Kirk Jones.
Feel free to leave your own questions, complaints and existential concerns raised by this trailer in the space below. What to Expect When You're Expecting is due in theaters May 11, 2012.
VERDICT: Not expecting much.