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Do You Allow Your Tween Grandchild to See What to Expect When You’re Expecting?

By:  Ranny Levi, Founder and President of Kids First!

Inspired by the perennial New York Times bestseller of the same name, What To Expect When You’re Expecting is a hilarious and heartfelt big screen comedy about five couples whose intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, thematic elements and language, one of our KIDS FIRST! youth film critics, Raven Devanney (age 14) reviewed it this week and “laughed through this whole movie!” Here’s her review:

What To Expect When You’re Expecting

By: Raven Devanney

What To Expect When You’re Expecting completely met my expectations. It’s the hilarious comedy that follows five couples on their way to becoming parents. It features the wonderful talent of Chris Rock, Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks and many other A-listers.

I laughed through this whole movie! The comedy is on point and hilarious and the acting is fantastic. I love that it is from the perspective of many different couples who have different stories and views on what they are going through.

My favorite character is Wendy, played by Elizabeth Banks, because she has such an organized plan of how her pregnancy and labor will go, but she ends up having an extremely difficult pregnancy. She tries to pull herself together, but she falls apart and it is hilarious.

My favorite scene is actually when Wendy has her breaking point. It’s so funny! I also love that they have the dad’s club in this movie because it shows the wacky perspective of a father on parenting and all of the dad scenes made me laugh so hard my stomach hurt.

I suggest this movie for ages 13 and up because of mature content and language. Overall I give What To Expect When You’re Expecting  5 out of 5 stars.

KIDS FIRST!  www.kidsfirst.org


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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