Thursday, October 17, 2013

MOVIE WEEKEND: WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

Today I present for you consideration a romantic comedy called What To Expect When You're Expecting (2012, Rated PG-13, Available on DVD or Netflix Screaming).



As you might expect from the title, this movie has lots of pregnancies and babies. It also has lots of "stars": Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock . . . okay that's enough.

Some of the pregnancies and relationships between mommies and daddies go well, and some are more difficult. The women all look way too beautiful to be real. It's a bunch of pregnancy and relationship stereotypes.

This movie is mildly amusing. It's a good one for me to watch now because I'm sick and don't have much of an attention span. It distracted me, but I felt no need to laugh. I got a warm fuzzy feeling very briefly when babies were born, though, in general, I hate dumb, unrealistic labor and delivery scenes. If you just want a movie that's simple and doesn't make you think too much, then this'll do the job.

What To Expect When You're Expecting earns The Janie Junebug Seal of Okay.

I have seen two DVDs that I loved. I don't want to write about them till I feel a bit better because I can't do them justice right now.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug



28 comments:

  1. I saw that and feel similarly. I kind of watched with Boyfriend, though he fell asleep and I saw most of it by myself.

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    1. If I'd been sleepy I probably would have been snoring before it was over.

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  2. I still have that book. I saw Crazy, Stupid, Love for the fourth time. Very cute.

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    1. I love Crazy, Stupid, Love. Ryan Gosling is the best part.

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  3. Did you write Netflix "Screaming" on purpose? If so, that made me laugh. If not, that made me laugh.

    Feel better...

    -andi

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    1. Yes, it was intentional, and I wondered if anyone would notice. I'm pleased that you laughed.

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  4. This sounds like a classic "chick flick" and I think I'll pass on this one.

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    1. The stuff about dads is cuter than the stuff about moms, but passing it up is fine. You're not missing much.

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  5. The Janie Junebug Seal of Okay?

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  6. Dear Janie, I hope you start feeling better today. Being sick is so disheartening. It closes down any joy we might feel.

    I know you enjoy movies, but I'm not sure what you like to read. I've recently finished reading a historical novel about women involved in the war effort as spies and pilots in England in WWII. It's a true tour do force and I can't stop thinking of it and its two main characters who are as real to me as the cats with whom I live. The name of the book is "Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein. Peace.

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    1. I think I will love that book. I'll try to remember to put it on my Amazon Wish List. Thanks, Dee, and yes, I feel better.

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  7. Thank you for your thoughts on this movie. I'm pretty sure I would not enjoy it.

    Sorry to hear you're still feeling sickish. :( Except now I see on your latest comment that you're feeling better, so maybe :) ?

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  8. The Janie Seal of Okay. I suspected that might be the case. I never bothered to see this one. It seemed too ludicrous for my taste.

    I'm glad you're posting, but I'm sorry you're still not feeling great. You must've been really sick! Hope you feel better each day!

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    1. Not much of a movie. I can't imagine you would like it.

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  9. I have nothing, haven't seen the movie doubt I will since I rarely have time for movies but did enjoy reading your take on it.

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  10. I just caught up on the last few posts from you and you've been sick for awhile I gather. Hope you feel better soon. That really sucks. As for this movie...I didn't see it but what I guessed it would be like is what you described...lol. Seriously, get well soon! Hugs xx

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  11. This one doesn't interest me, but I am dying to know what the other two are. ;)

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  12. Sometimes we all have to stop watching daryl Dixon kicking zombie ass.....and mildly amusing is just the ticket x

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  13. No thinking movies are right up my alley lately... I'll have to look for this. :0)

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  14. Sorry you are sick!! That's no fun. I haven't seen this movie and had forgotten about wanting to watch it on dvd, but I guess I can just re-forget about it, huh?

    love you, feel better!!

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  15. Sorry to hear you are sick. That's no fun. Yeah a mindless chick-flick when you don't want to think, is a good thing I guess. GET WELL!!!

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  16. I saw it. It was the same for me. OK.

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