iVillage hosted a special Girls Night in L.A. last week. The night included drinks, appetizers, manicures plus an advanced screening of What to Expect When You Are Expecting! Heather and I were definitely on board!
What to Expect When You Are Expecting stars Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Rodrigo Santoro, Ben Falcone and Joe Manganiello. The movie did a fantastic job of portraying the many sides of pregnancy in a mostly humorous light. From the perfect pregnancy to the unexpected outcome of a pregnancy that didn’t go quite as planned.
The cast is wonderful and the couples truly compliment each other. I really enjoyed Jennifer Lopez’s character and Chris Rock is a riot! But, I related to Elizabeth Banks’ character Wendy, the most. I had no clue what to expect when I was expecting! I wound up being almost two weeks late, induced and then in labor for over three days only to undergo an emergency C-section. Guess my body and 9lb 3oz baby had other plans for me. This just comes to show that no matter how beautiful your birth plan is, things could change in the blink of an eye.
The funniest part of What to Expect When You Are Expecting? The dads. Heather and I both cried and laughed! When they make their entrance, you’ll know what I mean. We hope that our friends that have not had children yet are not taken aback by the possibility of “back-ne” (how do you spell that anyways?), incontinence, cankles and the like.
Make your own girls night out or take the hubby for a date out to see What to Expect, When You Are Expecting.The film opens in theaters May 18th.