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Friday, May 30, 2014

Friends with Kids by Jennifer Westfeldt, 2011 (R)

with Adam Scott, Jennifer Westfeldt, Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), Chris O'Dowd (The Double, Bridesmaids), Kristen Wiig (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Bridesmaids, Date Night, How to train your dragon), Jon Hamm (Bridesmaids, The Town, Mad Men), Megan Fox, Edward Burns (Alex Cross), Lee Bryant, Kelly Bishop

Best friends Jason and Julie decide that the way to have kids without sacrificing their social lives or careers is to raise a child together platonically. But romance and other complications interfere with their perfect plan.

It starts off full of clichés, ends full of clichés, but the middle part is actually quite surprising, with relationships you feel are real and complex, and somehow it works to make you watch the whole movie. I wasn't big on the two main characters, but the rest of the cast is impeccable, Jon Hamm first in line with an explosive monologue.

watch trailer:


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