SXSW Official Selection "Expecting" Now on DVD - Toronto Teacher Mom

SXSW Official Selection "Expecting" Now on DVD

Sunday, August 10, 2014


What happens when you try to plan ahead and life has something else mind?

Most people will give you the proverbial "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade" adage. Whether that lemonade is enough to "quench your thirst" is an entirely different question. TVA Films recently released Expecting on DVD, a film that explores the difficulties that can arise when faced with unexpected challenges. It is a candid comedy about a husband and wife who have struggled for years to conceive a child. Having given up hope of having a baby of her own, Lizzie (Radha Mitchell) explores an unconventional alternative. Her best friend Andie (Michelle Monaghan) finds herself pregnant after a one-night stand and offers to have the baby and give it to Lizzie. Though Lizzie's husband has his doubts, the couple agrees to let Andie move in with them for the duration of the pregnancy. The question is, will the women's friendship and the couple's marriage survive until the birth?

An official selection at the 2013 SXSW Festival, the movie Expecting features a good cast and intriguing story line. After The Bourne Supremacy and Mission: Impossible III, I was excited to see Monaghan take on the role of a free spirit who suffers mildly from Tourette syndrome. Her on-screen role pairs well with Mitchell's genteel character, who is so talented, there is hardly anything she can't do. Her performance of the nursery rhyme "Down in the Valley", accompanied by her ukele, seems to play as a central motif. The very words, wistfully sung to her unborn child, are enough to get you teary-eyed:

Roses love sunshine; violets love dew.
Angels in heaven know I love you.

The movie will make you laugh and cry. In my case, it left me crying. A lot. I blame the song. And the unfortunate situation many find themselves in when they are unable to conceive. And the fact that I miss the feeling of holding my babies when they were so small. It makes me want to take my two big kids in my arms tonight, rock them to sleep and sing them a lullaby.

The video run time is 87 minutes and features both English and French audio.

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22 COMMENTS

  1. It looks like an interesting movie and I would like to see it.

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  2. Always need a movie for movie night

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  3. I am entering your giveaway.
    I would like to win a copy of Expecting on DVD
    because i enjoy watching movies and it's great winning free stuff.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Looks like an interesting movie and one I would enjoy

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  5. I'd like to win because it looks really good!

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  6. looks good, I am a huge movie buff, I would love to check it out :)

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  7. looks good -thats why i would like to win

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  8. Id like to win because it sounds like a good movie, one of the few I havent heard about. Chandra Christine O'Connor

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  9. The movie looks interesting, so would love to win and see it.

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  10. I'd love to win because it is my type of movie.

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  11. I haven't heard of this movie before. I really enjoy watching Michelle Monaghan -- I really enjoyed watching her in True Detective.

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  12. I would love to win because I just watched the preview and it looks like a great movie.

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  13. I'd love to win as the movie looks very good!

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  14. I'd love to win because I've been wanting to see this movie!

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  15. Love comedies and I'm sure this would be a hit!

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  16. Haven't seen this movie yet. It sounds interesting.

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  17. Looks funny and nothing better than a comedy to watch on the weekend

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  18. I hadn't heard of this movie, but really, I haven't heard of very many movies in the past 5 years. Since DD starts Kindergarten soon, I am looking forward to catching up on some movies, one of my fave pastimes before kids.

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  19. Looks like a great Movie

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  20. Looks like a funny movie and I could use a good laugh right now :)

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