When “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” (the book) was released some 28 years ago, it became a perennial New York Times bestseller and one of USA Today’s 25 most influential books. Often perceived as a “pregnancy bible”, the book has been read by more than 90% of pregnant women who has ever read a pregnancy book.
“What To Expect When You’re Expecting” has become the most iconic, must-have book for parents-to-be, with over 14.5 million copies in print to date. More, we’re sure, as we speak. Hence, it was only natural for someone to eventually pick it up and turn it into a movie.
Although, the book presents advice in a question-and-answer format. It literally walks a woman down the journey chronologically from the time a woman first begins to suspect pregnancy and then through each of the nine months. And for that reason, the book doesn’t really have a “story line”.
Enter, Shauna Cross and Heather Hach, who have both taken charge of writing the story line, and director Kirk Jones.
“What To Expect When You’re Expecting” (the feature film) is an adaptation of the guidebook by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel. The film, described as a “wildly original comedy” follows the relationships of a few couples as they experience the thrills, terrors, surprises, aches, and pains of going through the pregnancy process.
Oh, and also, embarking on life’s biggest journey: parenthood:
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What we can expect to see is a look at love through the eyes of these couples, played by Brooklyn Decker and Dennis Quaid; Anna Kendrick and Chace Crawford; Cameron Diaz and Matthew Morrison; and Jennifer Lopez and Rodrigo Santoro.
The ensemble cast of A-list stars have to ultimately come to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn’t always deliver what’s expected:
As we were saying, no matter what you plan for, life doesn’t always deliver what’s expected. The film will be released at a cinema near you on the 17th of May 2012. Just in time for Mother’s Day. Apt!
It looks good – let’s get in line for those movie tickets!
For more information, visit their official movie website.