• Friends With Kids (2012)

Friends With Kids

Release Date: March 9th, 2012

DVD Release Date: July 17th, 2012

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt) and Jason (Adam Scott) decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of parenthood without significantly curbing their personal freedom. However, when Julie and Jason both become involved with others, they discover that they secretly harbor romantic feelings for each other.

Cast: Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd, Megan Fox, Edward Burns

Director: Jennifer Westfeldt

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Red Granite Pictures, Locomotive, Points West Pictures

Distributors: Roadside Attractions

Keywords: 2010s, Friendship, Tense, Best friend, Love, Moving, Marriage, Transformation, Girlfriend, Husband, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    Jennifer Westfeldt's sort-of romantic comedy Friends with Kids is on to something, even if in the end it suffers from a failure of nerve. show more

  • 10
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    It's shrill in tone, awash in unexamined narcissism - kids are just pretexts for laughs, rather than objects of love - and afflicted by explosive verbal diarrhea. There's simply no base line of normal human activity, let alone intimacy, until the anticouple finally re-examines their anticommitment credo. By then everyone has been so selfish and dislikable that our commitment to the film is lost. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The co-screenwriter of "Kissing Jessica Stein" goes solo as writer and director with a romantic comedy that takes time to find its groove but steadily accumulates heart and humor. show more

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