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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.
Why Is What to Expect When You’re Expecting Rated PG-13?
What to Expect When You’re Expecting is rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, thematic elements and language.
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Violence: Characters experience complications with pregnancy including a miscarriage and an emergency caesarean section that puts a mother’s life at risk. Men discuss physical accidents that have happened to their infants, such as a baby falling from a change table and another eating a cigarette. A young male child hits a man’s legs with a stick. Later this same child is spoken of in a derogatory manner and accidentally hit on the head with a full can of beer. Characters drive dangerously.
Sexual Content: Frequent discussions throughout on the topics of conception, pregnancy, breastfeeding, circumcision and delivery. Other related matters often involve explicit details and the use of anatomical and crude terms for sexual body parts. Some discussions include sexual innuendo. Sexual activities leads to implied sex between married and unmarried men and women. Women are seen in bikinis and other abbreviated clothing.
Language: The script contains frequent profanities, crude anatomical and scatological slang, a single full sexual expletive and two partial expletives, as well as terms of deity used as expletives.
Drugs/Alcohol: Many characters frequently consume alcohol. One unmarried couple drinks to the point of inebriation, and later we learn they have had sex that results in a pregnancy. A man laughingly talks about his child eating a cigarette.
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Home Video Notes: What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Release Date: 11 September 2012
What to Expect When You’re Expecting releases to home video (Blu-ray/Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- The Dudes Unscrewed
- What to Expect and the Pregnancy Bible
- Deleted scenes