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"What To Expect When You're Expecting" : Critics weigh in

A still from "What to Expect When You Are Expecting."
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(CBS News) "What To Expect When You're Expecting," the star-studded ensemble comedy about starting a family, hits theaters today, but critics are not enthusiastic about the  film based on the popular pregnancy guide.

The movie, starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Brooklyn Decker, Chris Rock and Dennis Quaid, follows the messiness of having children, though many critics say it didn't strike a chord.

Stephanie Merry of the Washington Post says, "The movie turns out to be a little of everything yet succeeds only occasionally at anything."

Claudia Puig of USA Today was a little harsher, writing, "What audiences should expect is a tone-deaf, superficial, charmless ensemble rom-com, focused on five attractive, but uninteresting couples."

Farran Smith Nehme of the New York Post wrote, "The film is dully shot and so predictably plotted, you could tick off the items like you're packing a bag for the delivery room."

Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle cut the movie a little bit of slack saying, "'What to Expect' isn't an inspired movie, but a manufactured one, but one with some laughs and some moments."

Tell us: Will you go see "What To Expect When You're Expecting"?