Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 30
  2. Negative: 7 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    May 17, 2012
    38
    Morning sickness afflicts most of the potential mommies. For me, the movie itself triggered the vomiting.
  2. Reviewed by: Mary Pols
    May 21, 2012
    30
    The awfulness of What to Expect When You're Expecting, an ugly brew of guide book, reality television and romantic comedy, is of course, entirely to be expected.
  3. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    May 20, 2012
    30
    Somehow both annoyingly overstuffed and depressingly thin.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    May 17, 2012
    25
    What audiences should expect is a tone-deaf, superficial, charmless ensemble rom-com, focused on five attractive, but uninteresting, couples.
  5. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    May 15, 2012
    25
    Mostly the movie's varied storylines cough up the same platitudes: being pregnant sucks, having young children is a misery, but it's all worth it when you're holding that newborn in your arms.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    May 17, 2012
    20
    What you don't expect is how bad almost all of it is.
  7. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    May 15, 2012
    10
    For all the fear, loathing, and overthinking that Murkoff's bedside text engenders, its journey ends with the hopeful beginning of a new life, whereas the movie leaves you hoping for a swift end to your own.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. Aug 31, 2013
    5
    It's a mediocre film but not so bad. It's a movie to have fun with your friends or your family. It's a movie to have a great time. Nothing more. Not so good, but not so bad. Full Review »
  2. Aug 30, 2012
    3
    Shockingly unoriginal, doesn't hit on any note. Plays like an equally-bad version of "Valentine's Day"/"New Year's Eve" giving stars cameos and no real meaty parts. Just press stop. Full Review »
  3. Jun 28, 2012
    3
    I expected a lot more from this movie! First of all, I think its not really a good movie for teenagers to watch! I expected it to be a lot more humorous but instead it's more a description about pregnant woman's hormones! Full Review »