While sperm donation and surrogate pregnancies have become the norm, the incredulous parts in this movie are about the blas way in which the characters go about doing these things. A sperm donation party is organized, if you please, where the donor guy wears a Viking hat and everyone knows when he is about to go do the deed. The heroine wears a wreath and they all sing and dance much like a birthday party. The invites for the party have little sperm cutouts stuffed in the envelope. Really.
Also the whole bonding over lice is far out and you can only roll your eyes at how only societies that have all their other needs met, make a big deal over something trivial like that.
The dialogues are smart and funny especially in the first half. Jason Bateman as Wally, the neurotic hero is charming and very good, the kid is cute. Jennifer Aniston is patchy and shows her age in some parts. Again, like Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love, she needs conditioner, lots of it. I dont know why all these women seem to enjoy looking like they have serious serial bad hair days. We pay good money to see these movies and the least we expect is to see good looking, well maintained people.
The second half drags on a bit and could have been done in half the time. The marriage proposal and the answer is really cute I thought and the one realistic thing in the whole story.
Its not a bad watch I would say though the second half may need a coffee shot while they work their lives out in slow motion. I would have given it half a star more but for this slow pace and predictability in the second half.