If you’re not already in ensemble-comedy overload with New Year’s Eve, here’s the next movie jammed with tons of familiar faces and based on a nonfiction book: What to Expect When You’re Expecting, about a bevy of couples dealing with pregnancy and the terror of birth.
You don’t get too much information about each plotline since they’re trying to cram in every star — is that you, Joe Manganiello? — but we were able to get the bare bones of it. Elizabeth Banks seems to be the star, as the owner of a successful baby-apparel store who has the shittiest pregnancy imaginable. It doesn’t help that there are characters like Brooklyn Decker, who seems to look even more beautiful during.
Having a more normal pregnancy is fitness guru Cameron Diaz, and Anna Kendrick as a girl who gets pregnant unexpectedly by her one-night stand (Chace Crawford). Then you have Jennifer Lopez and her husband, who are looking to adopt a baby from Africa. The few seconds we saw of J.Lo have us thinking she might be an overly broad stereotype of a crazy infertile mother.
Did I forget anyone? Judge for yourself.
You might also recognize Bridesmaids scene-stealers Rebel Wilson (as Annie’s gross roommate), Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Ben Falcone (Melissa McCarthy‘s husband, aka Air Marshall Jon). Although I’m a little wary since this is based on a guide book for expecting mothers, I think that there’s enough variety — and actual funny actors — that at least half of the plotlines will be fun.