Movie Review : ‘What To Expect When You Are Expecting’ (** Two Stars)

 (By Savneet Kachru) Staying true to its  title  “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” offers everything  you could expect from a movie that has pregnancy as its central theme. It has all the ingredients required in a movie like this.

Director Kirk Jones gives an elaborate description from conception-to-delivery  and it involves five couples in the process. They take cues from a medical manual on pregnancy In the process they go through with issues like fertility, libido, adoption, miscarriage and several others.

Actor Cameron Diaz plays Julia and she meets a guy named Evan played by Matthew Morrison. They find it difficult to strike a balance between their professional career and the responsibilities that arise out of parenthood.

Wendy played by Elizabeth Banks facing fertility issues decides to go for IVF after years of failing to conceive. Jennifer Lopez plays the third character, looking for adoption in Ethiopia.

Then there is a younger couple played by Anna Kendrick and Chace Crawford Marco who are grappling with the issue of unwanted pregnancy. After a point the movie gets repetitive and attention gets diverted.

You will find the jokes turn stale after a point. Relating to these characters is not easy. Cameron Diaz doesn’t look convincing in her role as she may be sporting a baby bump but her body structure belies pregnancy.

A word of caution to female viewers, do not take your boyfriends, partners or husbands to this movie. This is a chick-flick and stays like that till the end.  Your male company would be bore to death if manages to stay in his seat till the end.

‘What to expect when you are expecting’ is very laboured in its approach. Director Kirk Jones could not come up with anything new to spice up the movie. It gives you a feeling as if you watching a docudrama on pregnancy.

Jennifer Lopez Sizzles In ‘Vogue Photo shoot’

At the age of 42 not many women will dare to flaunt their figure in public unless they have a killer body like Jennifer Lopez. Jennifer Lopez recently did a photo shoot for Vogue’s June issue which is envious even for women half her age.

The singer, actress and mother of two effortlessly slipped into hot swimsuits designed by Chanel, Gucci and Hervé Léger.  She was shot by ace photographer Mario Testino and the images clearly show that he has been able to capture her sexy body in very aesthetic manner.

In one of the pictures she is captured by the lensman while stretching on a diving board as she soaks up the sun in a black criss cross Herve Leger monokini that barely covers her famous behind. We bring five images of the Vogue photo shoot for you.


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And The ‘Breast Actress’ Oscars Goes To Jennifer Lopez!

Washington:(ANI) Jennifer Lopez appeared to have suffered a wardrobe malfunction as she presented the honour for Best Costume Design and Best Make Up with Cameron Diaz at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. The 42-year-old actress, whose Zuhair Murad couture gown featured a plunging neckline and cut-out sleeves, has polarized opinion from bloggers, fashion critics and commentators.

“I’ve always loved fashion since I was a little girl. I enjoy playing dress up. I grew up in the Bronx, my style was very kind of street and hip-hoppy. I still have a little bit of that, it evolves,” a website has quoted her as saying on the red carpet. Though the gown has received some praise, mainly from correspondents on the red carpet, it didn’t go down well on social networks.

“I bet Jennifer Lopez is furious that they didn’t have a chance to finish her dress before she had to present,” one critical Twitter user said. However, another user was more complimentary and complimented the ‘Monster-in-Law’ star’s sense of style. “No one uses tape on a dress like Jennifer Lopez. The tape gods have to be pleased. Absolutely gorgeous!” the other user said.

Though unconfirmed, a leading daily reported that Lopez also suffered a wardrobe malfunction while presenting with Cameron Diaz. “Where is the worst place to have a wardrobe malfunction?” the website wrote.

“It was barely there – let’s call it the nip slip that wasn’t — but Lopez almost had an embarrassing moment while presenting an Oscar on stage with Cameron Diaz. Her low-cut dress was stunning, but perhaps she should have made sure she was taped in there a little better,” it added.