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What to Expect When You're Expecting Movie Quotes

Updated March 29, 2019 566 votes 197 voters 75.0k views9 items

'What to Expect When You're Expecting' movie quotes are hilarious. They include the very best lines from this 2012 romantic comedy based on the wildly popular pregnancy book of the same name. 'What to Expect' features an all-star cast, including Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew Morrison, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Chace Crawford, Rodrigo Santoro and Dennis Quaid. See a favorite quote from 'What To Expect When You're Expecting'? Vote it up! And, if your personal favorite lines from the movie aren't listed, add them.

'What to Expect When You're Expecting' follows the journeys of five couples who are each dealing with impending parenthood. Several of the couples are pregnant, and one is in the process of adopting. Each couple deals with their own issues surrounding pregnancy. When one of the future fathers, Alex, decides he needs a little more info about the job, he joins up with the Dudes Group: a group of dads (Chris Rock, Thomas Lennon, Ben Falcone, Rob Huebel and Amir Talai) who've formed a special alliance. 'What to Expect' is directed by Kirk Jones ('Waking Ned Devine,' 'Nanny McPhee').

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    Pregnancy Sucks

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    Wendy: "I just wanted the glow -- the one that they promise you on the cover of those magazines. Well, I'm calling it: Pregnancy sucks! Making a human being is really hard, I have no control over my body or my emotions. Gar-bear, I'm sorry, all I want to do is punch you in the face..."

    Wendy (Elizabeth Banks) is the author of The Breast Choice boutique, and she's got some really strong opinions about motherhood. When she becomes pregnant, however, she begins to rethink some of her ideas. The hormones are raging out of control and "Gar-bear" ought to be careful...
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    Moving Train

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    Vic: "There's no such thing as ready. You just jump on a moving train and you try not to die."

    This might just be the best line in 'What To Expect,' spoken by a dad who obviously knows. Parenting is tough, and there's no absolutely perfect manual to guide you through every problem/issue. Sometimes you just have to jump on and do your best to keep the ride smooth.
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    Get Me the Juice

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    Wendy: "I want the epidural."
    Gary: "You said you didn't want it and you said that even if you did ask for it, that that would just be the crazy talking..."
    Wendy (slaps Gary): "Gary! Get me the juice!"

    Ah yes, the "I'm against epidurals and can do this all naturally" bit. How many women have said just that, until the first really big contractions hit? Take the juice before the window of opportunity closes.
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    He Loves Purple Rain

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    Holly: "So, does that mean you like us?"
    Adoption Agency Official: "I don't see any red flags. But, you need to baby proof if you're going to stay here. Oh, do you have a wedding photo? The Ethiopian authorities really like to see that in the packets."
    Alex: "Yeah we do. Of course we do."
    Holly: "No, we don't."
    Alex: "Where is it?" (pulls photo from under the couch cushion) "Here, Vegas. It was a costume party. I was Prince, Holly was a show girl."
    Holly: "He loves Purple Rain."
    Adoption Agency Official: "You know what? Why don't we just say it got burned in a fire."
    Holly: "Good one. Thank you."

    Dear Holly and Alex: Welcome to the wonderful world of home study. The adoption agency official (yes, that's Kim Fields, aka Tootie from 'The Facts of Life') understandably wants some photos to put in the couple's file. That's always a good idea, unless it's not. When you get hitched in Vegas dressed like Prince and a show girl, always pretend the photo was lost in a fire. Tootie knows best.
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