When I first read What to Expect When You’re Expecting eight years ago before the birth of my daughter, I remember thinking “Wow, there is so much to learn,” not “Wow, this would make a great movie!” (I guess that’s why I am not a high-powered film exec.) The movie, based on the 616-page book, follows five couples interconnected in some way (of course) as they find their way to parenthood. The ensemble cast includes Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Chris Rock, Matthew Morrison and Elizabeth Banks.
Movies about pregnancy are nothing new, but this delivery had us thinking about our favourite ones. So here, culled from the mag and online staff, are our top five picks. (I voted for 1989′s Immediate Family starring Mary Stuart Masterson and a pre-Entourage Kevin Dillon as unwed teen parents, and Glenn Close and James Woods as the couple who wants to adopt their baby, but no one here but me had heard of the film. It’s on NetFlix if you want to check it out.)
Accountant Mollie (Kirstie Alley) is pregnant after a fling with one of her clients who breaks it off after she gives birth. In steps James (John Travolta) who becomes a father-figure to the baby, Mikey (voiced by Bruce Willis).
Great quote: "Why don't you try squeezing something the size of a watermelon out of an opening the size of a lemon and see how hot YOU look?"
Photography from Sony Pictures
Did we miss one of your faves? Tell us which pregnancy movie we should add to the list.