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PG-13 for crude and sexual content, thematic elements and language. In theaters 5/18. Ok for kids 13+. http://whattoexpectthefilm.com/

If you've read Heidi Murkoff's popular book What to Expect When You're Expecting, now you can see it played out on the big screen. Well, sort of. Instead of a how-to tome on prenatal vitamins and baby development, this uplifting romantic comedy follows four expectant couples who learn that having a baby is anything but predictable. Cameron Diaz plays Jules, a household name thanks to her popular fitness show. She's expecting a baby with Evan (Matthew J. Morrison), star of a popular TV dance show. Meanwhile, outspoken infant-advice author Wendy (Elizabeth Banks) contends with surging hormones as her belly begins to swell, and her devoted husband Gary (Ben Falcone) is shell-shocked to discover that his overbearing father's trophy wife will soon be having twins. Then there's Holly (Jennifer Lopez), a professional photographer who's scouring the globe for a child to adopt, while her reluctant husband Alex (Rodrigo Santoro) gets his first glimpse of fatherhood in a brutally honest (and hilarious) support group for new dads. And while some parents spend years preparing to have babies, feuding food-truck owners Rosie (Anna Kendrick) and Marco (Chace Crawford) get the surprise of their lives when an impulsive act of passion has permanent repercussions. Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee, Everybody's Fine) directs.

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