Monday, May 21, 2012
What to Expect When You're Expecting review; exactly what we expected
What to Expect When You're Expecting. With early buzz writing off the film, the studio took a different approach to its marketing... highlight the male characters, "The Dudes", and let's hope for the best. Yeah, let's do that. Let's go.
What I liked about the film:
Rock, Lennon and McLendon-Covey are terrific. Their timing is impeccable. Even with a horrendous script, they manager to muster up the only laughs in the film. Nicely done. I'd also like to note Anna Kendrick's performance. She is the only actor/actress to portray any kind of emotion in the film at all. Albeit a small (and insignificant part), she did what she could with the material.
What I didn't like about the film:
To make matters worse, the production team will tie the characters together whether it's believable or not! In the final minutes of the film, Anna Kendrick's character is revealed to be relatives with the Brooklyn Decker character. Stupid.
Valentine's Day. It's just a stupid movie with desperate attempts at pulling at our heart strings. They try as hard as they can to find relatable characters to every conceivable type of pregnancy and it just falls flat on its face. Jones is not completely to blame, so too are Shauna Corss and Heather Hach who co-wrote the film. All of three of them owe me $12.00 as I chose to be a good husband and take my wife to see this crap.
When Will They Learn?