What to expect when you’re expecting What to Expect When You’re Expecting, you ask? I’ll tell you. Big ensemble thing where all the stories kind of intersect and you leave the theater feeling vaguely sorry for Dennis Quaid, like usual.
There are big stars in this (JLo does a really nice job), but a couple of not totally A-listers pretty much steal it. Namely, Mr. Melissa McCarthy who is hilarious and just seems like a really nice guy. And Anna Kendrick who, like Ben, is clearly a famous actor, but seems somehow accessible playing a woman who works in a food truck.
Food trucks, as you doubtless know, are big on the TV. They play key roles on Happy Endings and 30 Rock. And while food trucking looks cool on screen, think about it for a minute irl. Ever worked food service? My brother worked at a roast beef place for a while, and sometimes someone had to go pick him up. Your car would reek of roast for days. My brother would leave his beef clothes in the garage, they were not allowed in the house. And that was a restaurant! Make it way, way smaller. Add an engine. Make it hot outside. Add at least one other employee. If a food truck is going to be filmed at all, it should probably be for Dirty Jobs. I don’t see any way they could be glamorous, and it makes me kind of sad to even think about it. If Dennis Quaid had been working in one, this would have been the saddest movie about babies ever.
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