Friends With Kids (2011)


“Tell me that you will be 100% committed to this , half the time.” – Julie

Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Jul 2019)

Brief Synopsis – Best friends decide to have a child together in order to avoid complications that arise during a marriage.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident after reading about the fact that it stars both Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph.

The premise presented here is quite fascinating and it works so well largely due to the great dynamics between these very talented actors who all seem to have such great chemistry together.

This film stars Wiig, Rudolph, Adam Scott, Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Chris O’Dowd, Megan Fox  and Edward Burns.

Each of the characters are given a very clear and distinctive voice here which allows for the debate on the main subject of the film to work even better since we get to see so many sides to this complex issue.

The dialogue is superbly written and it quite often feels as if some of these characters are real people that we could conceivably know and be familiar with since these conversations seem so genuine throughout.

This film manages to find a great balance between the various outlooks on life, single-hood, marriage, children, relationships and of course dating which allows us to get very interesting insight into the lives of people in their late 20’s/early 30’s.

Bottom Line – Great premise that works really well due to the chemistry and dynamics of this very talented cast. The characters are each given a clear and distinct voice and that helps them all carry on the debate about the main subject of the plot. The dialogue is superb and it often feels as if these characters are all real people that the viewer could know because the conversations seem so genuine. They find a great balance here between the various outlooks on life presented here an manage to let us see inside such a fascinating world of friends in their late 20’s – early 30’s and how they deal with marriage, children and relationships. Highly Recommended

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When the scene showing Julie Keller’s (Jennifer Westfeldt) birthday was shot, it was done so on Jennifer Westfeldt’s actual birthday. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)

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