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After years of struggling to conceive with her husband, Lizzie (Radha Mitchell) has given up hope of having a baby on her own. But when her best friend Andie (Michelle Monaghan, SOURCE CODE) finds herself pregnant after a one-night stand, an unexpected solution arises: Andie offers to have the baby and give it to Lizzie. The couple agrees to the plan, on one condition: Andie must move in with them for the duration of the pregnancy. But can the women's friendship survive until birth? Jessie McCormack's debut is a refreshingly candid comedy about planning ahead for life's unexpected… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Hardly a bundle of joy."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"Nicely dressed, nicely lit, nicely shot, and completely empty of both wit and observation."
‑ Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
"Give us farts, but please make them funny ones."
‑ Kimber Myers, The Playlist
"A queasy mix of tones and approaches that makes the film feel divided against itself."
‑ Keith Phipps, The Dissolve
"Laughs outweigh pathos in likable movie about a woman's need to have a baby."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"... feels more contrived than authentic in its exploration of contemporary families and relationships."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"A fairly laidback movie that isn't serious and isn't funny and isn't much of anything."
‑ Dan Callahan, RogerEbert.com
"The clever script shows the complications of adopting a baby, with a few laughs along the way."
‑ Flossie Topping, Screen International
"The weak characterization combined with tonal inconsistencies, by-the-numbers plot structure, and poor writing, create a film that fails to draw its audience in."
‑ Zach Hollwedel, Under the Radar
"A strained, tone-deaf and almost offensively slapdash train wreck. But hey, if fans of Monaghan or Mitchell feel compelled to hear them rhapsodize about 'gargling balls...'"
‑ Brent Simon, Paste Magazine
"Editorial compromises soon eat away at the viewing experience, changing what appears to be a deeply felt journey of empowerment into a soggy parade of wackiness and hazily defined subplots."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
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