Earlier this week fellow blogger, Castor of Anomalous Material shared with us the trailer for the upcoming Three Stooges movie. The optimist in me hopes that this is a ruse and in fact, the film is a masterpiece to rival the best of Hollywood slapstick [tongue firmly plated in cheek].
Well today, I see his Stooges and raise him the following:
The logline for this film is: Five couples experience the pleasure and pain of preparing for parenthood.
Based on the trailer, I would think the audience will experience very little of the pleasure and a whole of the pain.
The film is “based on” or “inspired by” the best-selling book of the same name. As you may have guessed by now, the book is a veritable ‘bible’ of sorts for many expectant moms and the film is attempting to bring the text to life with a slight comedic slant.
The cast includes Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, and the list goes on … definitely getting the He’s Just Not that Into You/Valentine’s Day/New Year’s Eve vibe to it. I guess the idea behind this ‘everything and the kitchen sink’ approach to casting is that if they put enough people in it, they can get the widest audience – “someone out there must like at least a couple of these actors.”
Alas for me this is not enough and this will not be on my “must see in 2012” list.
What to Expect… is scheduled to be released on May 11, 2012.
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