We were sent a Blu-ray of this fabulous new film to be released on the 22nd of October. Hubbie and I watched it last night, curled in a quilt with lots of snacks, we laughed and I cried! It was a film of mixed emotions; it was poignant, sad, funny and happy in places. It dealt with miscarriage, failed relationships, martial strife and adoption but everything seemed to come together in the end for all of the five couples we follow.
Hubbie loved seeing a man’s point of view, the daily park walks with the dads and their children were hilarious (dubbed “The Dudes Group”). He enjoyed a big part of the film centring on dads for a change, even if some of their approaches to parenthood could be somewhat refined!
I felt you could relate to big chunks of the film as a parent. Luckily it did not make me broody! It did make me reminisce my own pregnancies though. I think it’s important to treasure every moment of your blooming tummy even if you do not feel the “glow”. But if your neither pregnant or have children this film will still appeal, it might give you a little taster for the future (cue evil laughter!). I love the very honest approach that Wendy has, with her warts and all presentation at a baby conference! Hubbie says he thinks I was most like her pregnant with rampaging hormones, I am not sure how to feel about that as I thought I was an easy going and positively glowing lady in pregnancy! Evidently that was just my opinion…
Some great actors involved (Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Dennis Quaid and Chris Rock), I cannot believe quite how many they managed to cram into one film! Plus all the characters cross over really well, you feel like your watching a few different films at first then everything ties in together nicely.
What To Expect When You’re Expecting is out on DVD/Blu-ray from 22nd October