Picture from What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Overall C-

First babies are always an overwhelming experience, and the movie What to Expect When You're Expecting isn't likely to answer any new parent's questions. Based on an advice book (or at least inspired by its title), this irreverent take-off follows five couples on their journey into parenthood.

Violence B-
Sexual Content C-
Profanity D+
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content, thematic elements and language.

Talk to your kids about…

What to Expect When You’re Expecting

What do you think is this film’s overall attitude toward pregnancy? Does the answer to this question depend on your own experience with the topic? Do you think you your feeling would vary depending on whether or not you have gone through childbirth?

How do movies typically depict men in stories relating to pregnancy? Is this a fair stereotype? How would a movie be received if the sex roles were reversed?

How many product placements can you find in this film? What are some of the ways the creators of this movie weave these placements into the storyline (including characters’ names)?

This movie is inspired by the title of the book What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff. Perspective parents can access the author’s advice at this website: http://www.whattoexpect.com/what-to-expect/landing-page.aspx