What to Expect When You’re Expecting is a 2012 American romantic comedy film directed by Kirk Jones from a screenplay by Shauna Cross and Heather Hach and based on the book of the same name. It stars an ensemble cast of Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Ben Falcone, Rob Huebel, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid and Chris Rock. The film also features many celebrity cameos including Cheryl Cole, the Black Eyed Peas member Taboo, and former The Hills star Whitney Port.
The story follows five Atlanta couples who “suffer the many joys of the childbirth process”. Ramsey and Skyler are married, Gary is Ramsey’s son (Gary and Wendy are married). Skyler’s cousin is Rosie (who is involved with Marco). Gary was on Jules’ weight loss programme who met with the dancer Evan who she is having a baby with. And finally to tie it all in, Wendy’s photographer is Holly (married to Alex) who recommends Skyler to use her for photos later on.
Jennifer Lopez stars as Holly, a woman who adopts a baby from abroad with her husband after difficulty conceiving.
Cameron Diaz is Jules Baxter, a contestant on a celebrity dance show and a host to a weight-loss fitness show.
Matthew Morrison is Evan Baxter, who teams with Jules on a celebrity dance show.
Elizabeth Banks appears as Wendy Cooper, Gary’s wife who becomes pregnant. Ben Falcone is Gary Cooper, Wendy’s husband and son of Ramsey (Dennis Quaid) who is married to the much younger Skyler (Brooklyn Decker). Chris Rock is Vic Mac, founder of the “dude group.” Thomas Lennon plays a father who joins Vic’s “dude group” as does Amir Talai who plays Patel, a father who also joins Vic’s “dude group.”