What to Expect When You're Expecting

Synopsis: Five couples' intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood. Over the moon about starting a family, TV fitness guru Jules and dance show star Evan find that their high-octane celebrity lives don't stand a chance against the surprise demands of pregnancy. Baby-crazy author and advocate Wendy gets a taste of her own militant mommy advice when pregnancy hormones ravage her body; while Wendy's husband, Gary, struggles not to be outdone by his competitive alpha-Dad, who's expecting twins with his much younger trophy wife, Skyler. Photographer Holly is prepared to travel the globe to adopt a child, but her husband Alex isn't so sure, and tries to quiet his panic by attending a "dudes" support group, where new fathers get to tell it like it really is. And rival food truck chefs Rosie and Marco's surprise hook-up results in an unexpected quandary: what to do when your first child comes before your first date?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Kirk Jones
Production: Lionsgate Films
  12 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

- Mmm-hmm.

- You're going for it. You did it.

You just... You crushed it.

You crushed a glass of wine.

Oh, my God, I'm wasted. (LAUGHS)

Yeah, I bet you are!

It's so good. Why have I wasted two years

not drinking this?


Oh, my God! The Big Pig is here.

- I didn't even get a tweet!

All right, people.

It's swine time, let's go!

What do you want, bud?

Yeah, give me two carnitas tacos

and a jalapeno fritter.

Good man. You have your cardiologist

on speed dial, right?

Right? You do, right? Hey, girls.

How are you?

Best meal on wheels right here.

Tell that to my cheese and bacon panini.

Total foodgasm.


Have a good night.


You know what? I'm also gonna get

the Georgia Dog Special.

- Yo, chef. Where're you going?

- Two seconds.

I added to my order.

Do you think he heard it?

I can't do anything with gloves on.

What can I get you guys?

All right, excellent choice.

Hey! What do you think you're doing?

There's a line if you want to order.

The only thing I'm ordering is for you

to stop serving bacon, okay? Pig's our turf.


Oh, my God! Your turf?

- Yeah.

- Is this West Side Story?

Are we gonna rumble at midnight?

You know what, maybe I got

a whole gang of back-up dancers

- just ready to go, okay?

- Oh, wow!

You're the cheese truck, so stick to cheese.

- Can I order now?

- No! Just give me one second, please.

That's funny, 'cause I noticed that those

jalapeno fritters you guys are serving...

Are awesome, right? They're my invention.

I made them.

They have ricotta cheese in them.

Come on! That's like a little bit of cheese.

That's nothing compared

to the bacon crutch

you're propping these sandwiches up on.

They're paninis, they're grilled peach

and blue cheese paninis,

with a dash of bacon.

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Shauna Cross

Shauna Cross is an American screenwriter, novelist and former roller derby athlete. She skated for the Los Angeles Derby Dolls under the pseudonym "Maggie Mayhem", and subsequently wrote the 2007 novel Derby Girl, a fictionalized version of her experiences in the TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls league. In 2009, she wrote a film adaption of the novel, Whip It, which was directed by Drew Barrymore and released in 2009. She was named one of Variety's 10 Screenwriters to Watch in 2008. more…

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