Saturday, March 10, 2012

Friends with Kids Now in Theaters

Have you been to any good movies lately?  Since having LB seven months ago it seems like opportunities for couple time with Brad are few and far between.  We know for certain the life changes with kids, and life with kids is sort of the premise of the new movie Friends with Kids that opens this weekend.


Friends With Kids is a daring and poignant ensemble comedy about a close-knit circle of friends at that moment in life when children arrive and everything changes. The last two singles in the group observe the effect that kids have had on their friends' relationships and wonder if there’s a better way. They decide to have a kid together - and date other people.

Jennifer Westfeldt wrote, directed, and stars in the romantic comedy Friends with Kids. She plays Julie, a Manhattanite whose biological clock is about to run out, so she convinces her longtime platonic best friend, Jason (Adam Scott) to father a child with her. They seem to have a much easier time juggling the responsibilities of new parenthood without the complication of being in a relationship with each other, which is in contrast to the two couples they are closest to. As their friends' marriages implode, Julie and Jason's happy equilibrium topples over as well when he falls for a hot young artist (Megan Fox) and she begins dating a successful businessman (Edward Burns).

There are big laughs and unexpected emotional truths as this unconventional 'experiment' leads everyone in the group to question the nature of friendship, family and, finally, true love.

Sounds like an interesting premise, Julie and Jason seem to be in for big changes and a lot of new parent issues that are certainly different than the ones Brad and I went through.  I'm really curious to see if it's part romantic comedy with them ending up together in the end.  Or if it will raise some though provoking talking points about raising a child outside of the binds of marriage.  I'm not quite sure if it's going to be light hearted or not.  At any rate, it looks like a great movie for a dinner and movie date with the hubster, I'm sure they'll be plenty to think about afterward.  But I think it'd be even better for a girl night out, I'm sure everyone would have an opinion!

Here is a preview clip:

Friends With Kids stars Adam Scott ("Parks and Recreation"), Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd, Megan Fox and Edward Burns. Written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein). Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will release Friends With Kids on March 9, 2012.


I wonder how this unconventional ‘experiment’ will lead this group of friends to question the nature of friendship, family, and finally, true love.


Disclaimer: Promotional resources were provided for this post but thoughts and opinons are my own.

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