• Tue, Oct 26 2010

When Moviemakers Mine The Depths: ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ Will Become a Film

I wouldn’t have ever thought to turn the pregnancy book, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” into a film, but I guess that’s why I’m not a big-time producer. Someone thought of it, and now it’s going to be made, and you know what? I bet it’s going to be just adorable and all kinds of rom-com gooey goodness.

Entertainment Weekly reports that:

“Lionsgate has confirmed that they will adapt the bestselling pregnancy bible What To Expect When You’re Expecting and intend to give it the Love Actually and Valentine’s Day treatment. In other words, we’ll see a series of intertwining vingnettes with enough star wattage to blind most any moviegoer.”

That seems cool, and no doubt it won’t matter whether or not I want to see it leading up to it because I will have enough friends who want to see it and enough desire to see those friends that eventually I will go.

But let’s be real — I can play the too-cool-for-this-movie card, but it would be a huge lie. I fucking love this shit.

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  • lotusflwr

    Hmm, I think I, like lots of women, read this book to find out all the weird/gross/scary/sekret stuff that happens to a woman’s body and with the baby that nobody mentions when recounting the “beautiful” birth of the apple of their eye. That would make for a pretty typical, boring and uninformative pregnancy flick. Unless they think that Reese Witherspoon could make pooping yourself, pre-eclampsia, post-epidural migraines and cord blood banking simultaneously chic and hilarious???

    At least those awful shows on TLC and Discovery like “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” and “NICU” and stuff are pretty in your face about all the scary stuff without further romanticizing pregnancy.

    Maybe it’s because I’ve not yet done it, but pregnancy seems like a pretty daunting and semi-serious responsibility. I can understand some people finding movies and shows about pregnancy nostalgic or interesting, but as a married 30-something with no kids yet, I gotta say it just doesn’t seem like my brand of entertainment from either angle.