Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 4 out of 5

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  1. Reviewed by: Dan Callahan
    Dec 6, 2013
    Expecting is a fairly laidback movie that isn't serious and isn't funny and isn't much of anything.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Jan 1, 2014
    The movie's early promise fades, however, as an Apatowian crassness descends upon the comic situations, churlishness gets mistaken for rawness, and sweetness starts to feel manipulative instead of natural.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Dec 9, 2013
    Even when judged by the standards of broad farce, however, Expecting repeatedly strains credibility and defies logic in ways too glaring to ignore.
  4. Reviewed by: Kimber Myers
    Dec 5, 2013
    All around, the performances are fine, but they can’t move past the script from first-time director Jessie McCormack. She’s created a group of people that you’d avoid at a party, and being stuck with them for an hour and a half makes you feel like you’re being punished for doing something really awful.

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