What to Expect When Youre Expecting (2012)

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  • IMDb page: What to Expect When Youre Expecting (2012)
  • Rate: 5.4/10 total 22,774 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 18 May 2012 (USA)
  • Runtime: 110 min
  • Filming Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Gross: $41,102,171(USA)(29 July 2012)
  • Director: Kirk Jones
  • Stars: Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison and J. Todd Smith|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Mark Mothersbaugh   
  • Soundtrack: Stare into the Sun
  • Sound Mix: SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Pregnancy | Baby | Expecting Twins | Photographer | Expectant Mother

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Shauna Cross  screenplay
  • Heather Hach  screenplay
  • Heidi Murkoff  books

Known Trivia

  • Kristen Wiig was offered a role but declined due to scheduling conflicts with her TV show Saturday Night Live.
  • Based on the popular series of pregnancy guides by the same name with more than 14.5 million books sold through 2011.
  • Elizabeth Banks and Jennifer Lopez are the only actresses cast as expectant mothers who really have children. Banks has two sons via a surrogate while Lopez gave birth to twins. Cameron Diaz, Anna Kendrick, and Brooklyn Decker have never had children.

Goofs: Continuity: When Rosie takes her pregnancy test the box shows that she is taking the First Response digital test, however when she puts the test down it's a standard test.

Plot: A look at love through the eyes of five interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and ultimately coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn't always deliver what's expected. Full summary »  »

Story: Inspired by the perennial New York Times bestseller of the same name, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING is a hilarious and heartfelt big screen comedy about five couples whose intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood. Over the moon about starting a family, TV fitness guru Jules and dance show star Evan find that their high-octane celebrity lives don't stand a chance against the surprise demands of pregnancy. Baby-crazy author and advocate Wendy gets a taste of her own militant mommy advice when pregnancy hormones ravage her body; while Wendy's husband, Gary, struggles not to be outdone by his competitive alpha-Dad, who's expecting twins with his much younger trophy wife, Skyler. Photographer Holly is prepared to travel the globe to adopt a child, but her husband Alex isn't so sure, and tries to quiet his panic by attending a "dudes" support group…Written by Lionsgate  

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Synopsis: Over the moon about starting a family, TV fitness guru Jules and dance show star Evan find that their high-octane celebrity lives don’t stand a chance against the surprise demands of pregnancy. Baby-crazy author and advocate Wendy gets a taste of her own militant mommy advice when pregnancy hormones ravage her body; while Wendy’s husband, Gary, struggles not to be outdone by his competitive alpha-Dad, who’s expecting twins with his much younger trophy wife, Skyler. Photographer Holly is prepared to travel the globe to adopt a child, but her husband Alex isn’t so sure, and tries to quiet his panic by attending a "dudes" support group, where new fathers get to tell it like it really is. And rival food truck chefs Rosie and Marco’s surprise hook-up results in an unexpected quandary: what to do when your first child comes before your first date?

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Produced By:

  • Mark Bakshi known as executive producer
  • Leigh Clarke known as producer: South Africa
  • Douglas McKay known as co-producer
  • Mike Medavoy known as producer
  • Arnold Messer known as producer
  • Erik Murkoff known as executive producer
  • Heidi Murkoff known as executive producer
  • Alan Nevins known as executive producer
  • Louis Phillips known as co-producer
  • David Thwaites known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Cameron Diaz known as Jules
  • Jennifer Lopez known as Holly
  • Elizabeth Banks known as Wendy
  • Chace Crawford known as Marco
  • Brooklyn Decker known as Skyler
  • Ben Falcone known as Gary
  • Anna Kendrick known as Rosie
  • Matthew Morrison known as Evan
  • Dennis Quaid known as Ramsey
  • Chris Rock known as Vic
  • Rodrigo Santoro known as Alex
  • Joe Manganiello known as Davis
  • Rob Huebel known as Gabe
  • Thomas Lennon known as Craig
  • Amir Talai known as Patel
  • Rebel Wilson known as Janice
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey known as Kara
  • Dwyane Wade known as Himself
  • Whitney Port known as Herself
  • Megan Mullally known as Herself
  • Cheryl Cole known as Herself
  • Tyce Diorio known as Himself
  • Taboo known as Himself
  • Kim Fields known as Social Worker
  • Jesse Burch known as Hutch Davidson
  • Mimi Gianopulos known as Molly
  • Genesis Rodriguez known as Courtney
  • Tom Clark known as Lose It & Weep Host
  • Taylor Kowalski known as J.J.
  • Aerli Austen known as Female Co-Worker
  • Katie Kneeland known as Hotel Doctor (as Kate Kneeland)
  • Kelley Hinman known as Ramsey's Friend
  • Jon Stafford known as Ramsey's Friend
  • Rhoda Griffis known as Convention Organizer
  • Elizabeth Becka known as Agency Official
  • Catherine Dyer known as Adoption Mom
  • Brian Bascle known as Adoption Dad
  • Sharon Morris known as Jules' Obstetrician
  • Eric Mendenhall known as Wendy's Doctor
  • Maria Howell known as Jules' Doctor
  • Sharon Gee known as Skyler's Doctor
  • Scott Poythress known as Anesthesiologist
  • Nico Ward known as Jules' Nurse
  • Cynthia Evans known as Wendy's Nurse
  • Pam Smith known as Skyler's Nurse
  • Jimi Kocina known as Lab Tech
  • Jasmine Kaur known as Nurse
  • Valerie Payton known as Hospital Receptionist
  • Andrew Arthur Medlin known as Magazine Editor
  • Andrew Laws known as Photographer
  • Richard Mitchell known as Steakhouse Waiter
  • Jessie Ward known as Cute Girl
  • Hannah Kasulka known as Pretty Girl
  • Wilbur Fitzgerald known as Elderly Swimmer
  • J. Todd Smith known as Interpreter
  • Africa Miranda known as Adina
  • Tegga Lendado known as Ethiopian Priest
  • Matthew Lintz known as Disrputive Kid
  • Emily Chandler Westergreen known as Young Pregnant Wife (as Emily Westergreen)
  • Reginald Womack known as Jordan
  • Resan Womack known as Jordan
  • David Thwaites known as Ad Guy
  • Steve Coulter known as Rosie's Doctor
  • Veronica Yung known as Food Truck Girl
  • Cornelia Brianna Moreland known as Vic's Wife
  • Heena Sabnani known as Patel's Wife
  • Charles David McDonald known as A1A Band
  • Richard Meeder Jr. known as A1A Band
  • Nico Gutierrez known as A1A Band
  • William Wayne Vilar known as A1A Band
  • Anthony J. Carrozza known as A1A Band
  • Macsen Lintz known as Young Boy
  • Lewis Jeffrey Pike known as A1A Band
  • Kristy Foggitt known as A1A Band Dancer
  • Chelsea Cardwell known as BBQ Waitress
  • Becky Simmons known as A1A Band Dancer
  • Catherine Barrow known as BBQ Waitress
  • Adam Baaklini known as BBQ Waiter
  • Ryan Di Lello known as Male Dance Partner
  • Tricia Miranda known as Female Dance Partner
  • Michael H. Cole known as Male Contestant
  • Bart Hansard known as Marco's Boss
  • Megan Hayes known as Convention Attendees
  • Dougie Jones known as Teenager at Food Truck
  • Zenia Boyd known as Female Contestant
  • Julie Ivey known as Convention Attendee
  • Lauren Childre known as Pregnant Teen
  • Aimee Dunn known as Tennis Player
  • Lekha Gopinath known as Patel's Infant Daughter
  • Vedha Gopinath known as Patel's Infant Daughter
  • King known as Playtex Representative
  • Joshua D. Safran known as Young Boy
  • Bree Dawn Shannon known as Holly's Client
  • Haji Abdullah known as Male Contestant (uncredited)
  • Lisa M. Barfield known as Business Women (uncredited)
  • Cabrenna H Burks known as Pregnant Woman (uncredited)
  • Sarah Caruso known as Female Contestant (uncredited)
  • Jeff Chase known as Golfer Number 2 (uncredited)
  • Joe Crosson known as Business Man (uncredited)
  • Max DiNatale known as Park Goer (uncredited)
  • Jacquelyn Dowsett known as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Kidus Henok known as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
  • Cait Johnson known as Skyler's Friend (uncredited)
  • Matt Christopher Jones known as Extra (uncredited)
  • Tabatha Minchew known as Pig Customer (uncredited)
  • Kathy Walton Pulley known as Secretary (uncredited)
  • Yvette Tucker known as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Jacqueline Marie Zwick known as Real Estate Wife (uncredited)

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  • Richard Boggs known as hair stylist
  • Lawrence Davis known as additional hair stylist
  • Tracy Ewell known as makeup artist
  • Connie Grayson known as special makeup effects artist
  • Margie Latinopoulos known as prosthetic makeup artist
  • Michael Shawn McCracken known as special makeup effects sculptor
  • Matthew W. Mungle known as special makeup effects designer
  • Koji Ohmura known as special effects makeup lab technician
  • Jennifer Santiago known as hair stylist
  • Duane Saylor known as makeup artist
  • Betty Lou Skinner known as key hair stylist
  • Ariane Turner known as makeup artist
  • Clinton Wayne known as prosthetic makeup artist
  • Cindy J. Williams known as makeup department head
  • Leigh Ann Yandle known as key makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Paige Adair known as graphic designer
  • Cameron Beasley known as assistant art director
  • Sandi Cook known as assistant art director
  • Hank Curtis known as set dresser
  • Kathleen Denson known as scenic foreperson
  • Seth Gardner known as propmaker
  • Cary Goen known as greensperson
  • Michael Gowen known as art department coordinator
  • John Greaves known as storyboard artist
  • Nelson Hagood known as additional set dresser
  • Rob Hamby known as gangboss
  • Julie Hardin known as set dresser
  • Daphne Hayes known as set decoration buyer
  • Trent Hevener known as propmaker
  • Jonathan R. Hodges known as property master
  • Jennifer Hutchins known as art department production assistant
  • Jessica Jackson known as set dec coordinator/pa
  • Sean Ryan Jennings known as senior set designer
  • Ryan Kutch known as set dresser
  • Johnny Land known as scenic artist
  • Jessica Lang known as set dresser
  • Mark Larkin known as graphic designer
  • Demetrius Z. Lewis known as construction medic
  • Konrad Lewis known as on-set dresser
  • Miles Logan known as prop assistant
  • Walt Mikolwski known as construction coordinator
  • Paul Miller known as set decoration gang boss
  • Beth Morris known as props
  • Swift Moseley known as key greensman
  • Susan Neal known as props assistant
  • Brent Rice known as lead man
  • Katrina Rice known as assistant property master
  • Erin Santini known as props
  • Joey Sisson known as set dresser
  • Ann Stacy known as lead scenic
  • Monika van Schellenbeck known as set decoration buyer
  • Jerry West known as propmaker

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Production Companies:

  • Lionsgate (presents)
  • Alcon Entertainment (in association with)
  • Phoenix Pictures
  • What to Expect Productions

Other Companies:

  • VooDooDog  logo design
  • Capitol Records  soundtrack
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Christopher Gray Casting  extras casting
  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • Delta Airlines  special thanks
  • Digital Media Services (DMS)  digital marketing asset management
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • EFilm  digital intermediate
  • Harris Diversified  a/c & power rental
  • HireWorks  Avid Nitris DX rental
  • Hurwitz Creative  electronic press kit (EPK Produced by)
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • Lab 601  post-production (equipment rentals)
  • Lotus Post  score mixed at
  • Movie Movers  cast trailers
  • POP Sound  ADR recording
  • Paskal Lighting  grip and lighting equipment
  • Road Rebel  production travel
  • Scarlet Letters  end titles
  • Soundelux  post-production sound services
  • Todd-AO Studios  post-production sound services
  • Tomkats Catering  catering
  • Transportation Resources  transportation equipment

Distributors:

  • Alliance Films (2012) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Audio Visual Entertainment (2012) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Culture Publishers (CP) (2012) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2012) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Forum Film Slovakia (2012) (Slovakia) (theatrical)
  • Forum Hungary (2012) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Future Film (2012) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • Golden Village Pictures (2012) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Hollywood Classic Entertainment (2012) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
  • Lionsgate (2012) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Metropolitan Filmexport (2012) (France) (theatrical)
  • Pioneer Films (2012) (Philippines) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2012) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2012) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2012) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Eagle Films (2013) (Non-USA) (all media) (Middle East)
  • Mongkol Major (2012) (Thailand) (all media)
  • Pris Audiovisuais (2012) (Portugal) (all media)
  • R Film (2012) (Turkey) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2012) (India) (all media)

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Special Effects:

  • Crafty Apes

Visual Effects by:

  • Sean William Adair known as compositor: Hydraulx
  • Jeff Atherton known as visual effects producer: Hydraulx
  • Steven Benjamin known as junior compositor: Hydraulx
  • Lersak Bunupuradah known as modeler: Method Studios
  • Patrick Canning known as rotoscope artist: Hydraulx VFX
  • Ed Chapman known as visual effects supervisor: hydraulx
  • Patrick Clancey known as digital opticals
  • August Coleman known as digital compositor
  • Janice Barlow Collier known as technical administrator: Method Studios
  • Tom Daws known as Flame artist
  • Michael De Lorenzo Jr. known as visual effects artist
  • Brian Delmonico known as compositor: Method Studios
  • Ivy Depies known as digital compositor: Method Studios
  • Matt Dessero known as visual effects supervisor
  • Geoff DuQuette known as digital compositor
  • Mathias Frodin known as digital compositor
  • Sean Castle Hitchcock known as junior compositor: Hydraulx
  • Holly Gregory Horter known as digital compositor
  • Drew Huntley known as compositor: Hydraulx
  • Chris LeDoux known as visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
  • Mark LeDoux known as digital compositor
  • Alexander Lee known as visual effects artist: Method Studios
  • Valy Lungoccia known as compositor
  • Sarah McGrail known as visual effects producer
  • Young Joon Mok known as digital compositor
  • Andy Mower known as compositor: Method Studios
  • Julia Neighly known as visual effects producer: Method Studios (as Julia Gaudette)
  • Gustavo A. Pablik known as visual effects coordinator
  • Jale Parsons known as compositor
  • Sean Pfeiffer known as compositor
  • Rick Ravenell known as visual effects artist
  • Jason Sanford known as visual effects producer: Crafty Apes
  • Jason Adam Schaefer known as rotoscope artist: Hydraulx VFX
  • Dax Siplin known as digital compositor
  • Caitlin Thornton known as visual effects coordinator
  • Allen Tracy known as visual effects editor: Encore Hollywood
  • Evan Wake known as rotoscope artist
  • Rodrigo Washington known as visual effects artist
  • Midori Witsken known as digital artist
  • Mark Wright known as visual effects editor: Hydraulx

Release Date:

  • Israel 17 May 2012
  • Philippines 17 May 2012
  • Russia 17 May 2012
  • Singapore 17 May 2012
  • Slovenia 17 May 2012
  • Estonia 18 May 2012
  • India 18 May 2012
  • Lithuania 18 May 2012
  • Pakistan 18 May 2012
  • Turkey 18 May 2012
  • USA 18 May 2012
  • Cambodia 24 May 2012
  • Denmark 24 May 2012
  • Netherlands 24 May 2012
  • Ireland 25 May 2012
  • Romania 25 May 2012
  • Sweden 25 May 2012
  • UK 25 May 2012
  • Australia 31 May 2012
  • Croatia 31 May 2012
  • Hungary 31 May 2012
  • New Zealand 31 May 2012
  • Hong Kong 7 June 2012
  • Portugal 14 June 2012
  • Belgium 20 June 2012
  • France 20 June 2012
  • Iceland 20 June 2012
  • Czech Republic 21 June 2012
  • Greece 21 June 2012
  • Serbia 21 June 2012 (Belgrade) (premiere)
  • Slovakia 21 June 2012
  • Poland 22 June 2012
  • Vietnam 29 June 2012
  • Norway 6 July 2012
  • Finland 13 July 2012
  • Spain 13 July 2012
  • Brazil 3 August 2012
  • Germany 16 August 2012
  • Mexico 7 September 2012
  • Italy 14 September 2012
  • Taiwan 1 November 2012
  • Taiwan 14 December 2012 (re-release)
  • Japan 15 December 2012

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

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