'What to Expect When You're Expecting' -- 2 1/2 stars

<b>PG-13; 1:38 running time</b><Br><Br>
"What to Expect When You're Expecting"is a"Valentine's Day"take on impending parenthood. Assorted couples cope with pregnancies planned and unplanned, adoption, and the epic change that is coming to their lives.

It's wafer-thin, but it has plenty of laughs ¿ a lot of them involving pregnant women's bodily functions, the rest coming from Chris Rock, who unloads lots of daddy-to-be wisdom on one prospective father. But what's surprising is how touching this film ¿ from the director of "Waking Ned Devine" ¿ manages to be. Kirk Jones and the screenwriters found real pathos in adapting the Heidi Murkoff self-help book, dubbed America's pregnancy bible. -- Roger Moore<br><br>Read the full <a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/sc-mov-0515-what-to-expect-when-youre-expecting-20120517,0,1797581.story>"What to Expect When You're Expecting" movie review</a>

( May 17, 2012 )

PG-13; 1:38 running time

"What to Expect When You're Expecting"is a"Valentine's Day"take on impending parenthood. Assorted couples cope with pregnancies planned and unplanned, adoption, and the epic change that is coming to their lives. It's wafer-thin, but it has plenty of laughs ¿ a lot of them involving pregnant women's bodily functions, the rest coming from Chris Rock, who unloads lots of daddy-to-be wisdom on one prospective father. But what's surprising is how touching this film ¿ from the director of "Waking Ned Devine" ¿ manages to be. Kirk Jones and the screenwriters found real pathos in adapting the Heidi Murkoff self-help book, dubbed America's pregnancy bible. -- Roger Moore

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