General Gist: Five interconnected couples are followed through the ups and downs of pregnancy and experiences of expecting a child.
Deb's Take: This movie was another one of our many pre-screenings. We are having so much fun! We got to experience a movie at AMC Mainstreet regular theatre. (vs the Cinema Suites). Very nice theatre, comfy chairs and a nice set-up of stadium seating.
This movie had a lot key actors. Both men and woman. This was one of those movies that follows several (5) different couples yet they all are connected somehow. I was a little surprised because the movie was actually quite different than I expected. (kind of like having children!) The previews really played up the comedy, funny aspect, but I didn't really feel like this movie was a comedy as much as a Drama. There were funny parts for sure, but the whole meaning behind the film and the relationships dominated more than the comedy. I did like that, as I do like drama, but I think the advertisements were trying to draw in the male audience, and I wouldn't be surprised if they were slightly disappointed. I think this was a little bit more on the chick flick side.
I liked the acting, Elizabeth Banks has a great scene that many woman may be able to relate to, and I think the men all did well portraying life as fathers and fathers to be. My favorite "relationship" was played by Anna Kendrick and Chace Crawford, however, a few storylines hit on that sort of , roll your eyes, kind of dumb. I liked the message the movie was sending...are we ever really ready to have kids? Not bad for a pre-screening.
I think I might be just a tad bit harsher with my review then Deb. Like Deb, I felt like the previews were really playing up the comedy in this movie. Going into the movie that's what I was expecting. I left feeling like it was just so so. There were more serious parts to this movie which I think would have worked really well with the funny parts but both were just a little lack luster. The comedy could have been much funnier and the drama could have been more relatable. I don't think I really felt a connection to many of the characters and their stories. Also like Deb, I liked the relationship between Anna Kendrick's and Chace Crawford's characters the best. They really had great chemistry. On a side note, I have to say that every time I see Anna Kendrick in a movie I like her more and more. I'm not sure what it is.
Don't get me wrong, I thought this was a decent movie. There were good laughs and even a time when I got teared up but this movie had so much more potential. Unfortunately it left me a little disappointed.
Tiff's Rate: Matinee
Preview: Might be struggling to find something this week. Any suggestions??