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What to Expect When You're Expecting [2012] [PG-13] - 4.3.5



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Five couples deal with becoming parents in different ways, either through pregnancy or adoption. Based on the self-help bestseller. With Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Ben Falcone, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Rodrigo Santoro, Joe Manganiello and Rob Huebel. Directed by Kirk Jones. [1:50]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A man and a woman kiss, the man caresses the woman's waist and her clothed buttock, he lifts her up and places her on the hood of a car and sex is implied. A husband and his wife come out from behind tall shrubs in a park and we see them adjusting their clothing, implying that they had a sexual encounter in the bushes. A husband caresses his wife's leg and they lie back on a picnic blanket in a park and kiss (other people are around them and they allude to having sex).
 A woman wearing a robe climbs on top of a clothed man lying in bed and they kiss and laugh. A husband kisses a tattoo on his wife's shoulder. Husbands and wives hug and kiss in several scenes throughout the movie. A wife pulls her husband close to her while he is seated in a chair and tells him that she will "give him one right here and right now" (presumably referring to oral sex). A man and a woman (not married) lie in bed together and he caresses her pregnant stomach; both are clothed). A man and a woman kiss. A man kisses a woman's clothed, pregnant belly.
 During a dance performance a woman rips her partner's shirt off and he dances bare-chested. During a dance performance a woman wearing a bikini top and tiny skirt (cleavage, bare abdomen, back and legs to the hip are seen) and dances suggestively with a man with wiggling and thrusting hips while the man caresses her abdomen.
 A woman married to a man's father (she is much younger than the man) reaches for the adult son and says, "Give mama a kiss," as she hugs him and kisses him on the cheek. A man slaps another man on the clothed buttock and he says, "Don't ever touch me again." A woman touches her clothed breasts and says "Ouch."
 A man is shown bare-chested while exercising in a park. A woman wears a dance outfit that reveals cleavage, bare abdomen and legs to the hip. A woman wears a low-cut tank top that reveals cleavage and bare shoulders. A woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage in many scenes throughout the movie. A woman wears an off-the-shoulder dress that reveals cleavage and bare shoulders. A woman wears workout clothing that reveals cleavage, bare abdomen and bare legs (a glimpse of lower buttock is seen in one scene). We see a woman's bare pregnant stomach in several scenes throughout the movie. A man showers and we see his bare back, chest and shoulders. We see a woman with a tattooed (with henna) pregnant belly. A woman takes off her bra under her shirt and complains of being uncomfortable in front of a crowd of people. We see a nude newborn girl (no genitals are visible).
 We see a portrait of a husband and wife where the man is nude and a large champagne bottle that is spewing foam covers his genitals. We see a photograph of several women wearing thongs and their bare buttocks are visible. We see a photograph of a woman wearing a bikini top and a man remarks about the size of her breasts. A woman in a photograph is shown wearing a showgirl costume that reveals cleavage and bare legs.
 The title of a children's book about nursing is "Milk It" and the cover features stylized pink breasts with red nipples.
 A woman tells a man after she had sex with him once that she is pregnant and they discuss what they are going to do about it. A woman says, "she's totally doing him" while watching a dance show on TV. A woman says, "I'd let that one do me." The name of a store is "Breast Choice." A woman says of a man, "I'd play with that." When a woman's telephone rings we see the screen and it reads "You're Ovulating" and her husband's phone plays Tarzan music while she yells at him to have sex with her. A woman tells a married man and his wife to "Go home, have sex." Two women talk about having children and one tells the other, "Don't miss your window." A woman says that food she is eating is a "foodgasm." A man tells his adult son, "There are no blanks in this pistol" while pointing to his crotch. A woman says that a side effect of being pregnant has caused her to crave sex. A woman tells a man that she had sex "across Europe." A woman says of her husband, "He's still got that race car engine" and they nuzzle. A woman refers to herself as a man's mother since she married the man's father (she is likely to be about the same age as the man). A woman says that when her sister was pregnant she got herpes. A woman makes a comment about having a phantom pregnancy. A woman who cannot conceive says, "I'm the one with the bad eggs." A man tells another man and a pregnant woman to "have sex" and another tells the man to touch a part of the woman's anatomy to help start the labor.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - After a C-section a woman falls unconscious and her husband is rushed from the OR; we hear the surgeon say, "We have a lot of bleeding" (she recovers). A pregnant woman wakes up and tells her partner that she is bleeding; we see them go to the hospital and they are told by a doctor that she lost her baby (we do not hear this but we see their reaction). A pregnant woman collapses to the ground and moans; we see her being examined and she is told that she needs to stay on bed-rest.
 A man drives over another man's foot and he screams; we see the man's very bruised toe later and then we see him in a cast. We see a pregnant woman in an operating room having a C-section and the medical staff has blood on their gloves; we see the child with blood on it and the umbilical cord still attached.
 A wife slaps her husband in the face and tells him to get her drugs during labor. We see three women in labor screaming, crying and moaning.
 Two men race in golf carts on a golf course; we see golfers jump out of the way (they are unharmed) and one golf cart crashes through a cabana and into a swimming pool (the driver is unharmed). A boy is hit in the head by a can of beer and he falls backward down a flight of stairs; we see him lying on the ground, but he gets up and appears OK. We see a boy with a bandage on his forehead in a few scenes, and then a sling on his arm and we hear that he is accident-prone.
 A woman vomits into a trophy bowl: we see the goo hit the glass bowl and hear her gag. A woman vomits into a bush outside a house (we see goo and hear her gag. A woman says, "I just peed myself" and we see the back of her dress stained with urine. A woman flatulates. We hear that a pregnant woman has gas and people react to the smell. A pregnant woman's water breaks and several people react to the wetness left on the floor. We see four babies born and they are covered with goo and the umbilical cords are shown.
 A pregnant wife tells her husband, "All I wanna do is punch you in the face." A pregnant woman says, "I wanna rip this baby out." A man and a woman argue about whether or not to have their child circumcised in a couple of scenes. A husband and his wife argue. A husband and his wife argue about their child's name. A man talks about his wife delivering their children and her legs being splayed. A man talks about his child rolling off the changing table, another man talks about his child having eaten a cigarette and another about his child playing in the dryer. A man yells at his father. A wife yells at her husband. A woman says that when her sister was pregnant she got herpes. A woman makes a comment about having a phantom pregnancy. A woman who cannot conceive says, "I'm the one with the bad eggs." A man says that parenting is "the place where happiness goes to die." Before a performance a woman says, "I'm gonna throw up" (she does not). A woman says, "I just peed myself" several times throughout the movie.
 A boy holds what looks like a dead cat in his hand. A man and a woman compare scars (we do not see them but they describe them as being from burns, deli meat slicers, etc.). We see sonogram pictures in several scenes in varying degrees of detail. A boy hits a man in the leg with a foam sword.

PROFANITY 5 - At least 1 F-word, 1 mouthed F-word, 2 "Fs," 1 obscene hand gesture, 15 sexual references, 25 scatological terms, 17 anatomical terms (the name of a store is "Breast Choice"), 15 mild obscenities, exclamations (shut up), name-calling (player, trouble, cute, hot, magical pregnancy unicorn, stupid, Latins, spazz, ridiculous, cheater, idiot, crazy lady), 1 religious profanity, 15 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A pregnant woman having a C-section talks about loving morphine and that she and her husband should get some for the house, pregnant women and medical staff discuss epidurals, a man inhales medicine from an inhaler, and a man talks about partying and doing drugs. A man and a woman drink wine, a woman gulps a glass of wine and says she's drunk while she pours herself another, people drink at a party, a man drinks a beer, a man and his son drink Tequila shots with breakfast, a man and a woman drink beer, and a woman appears drunk and says, "Tequila shots!"

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Parenting, inability to have children, marriage, love, adoption, miscarriage, In-Vitro Fertilization, relationships between older men and younger women, jealousy, circumcision, C-sections, hormonal changes during pregnancy, father/son relationships, competing.

MESSAGE - Family is all that matters in life.

Special Keywords: S4 - V3 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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