Rated R · 100 minutes · 2012

Romantic comedy
Many of the Bridesmaids cast members show up for this romantic comedy that seems to be taking an unconventional route for most of its running time. Too bad it cops out and falls apart in the last reel. Written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt, who also stars, the cast is great, and the movie works until the implosion. Adam Scott and Westfeldt star as two best friends living in Manhattan who decide to have a kid together while still dating other people. They are likable actors, as are co-stars Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd, Edward Burns and Megan Fox. Westfeldt writes good dialogue, and Adam Scott is The Man, especially when he’s allowed to be a little mean. It’s a shame they couldn’t come up with something better than the torpedo ending.
Official Site: friendswithkids.com
Director: Jennifer Westfeldt
Producer: Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Joshua Astrachan, John Kasdan, Joey McFarland, Riza Aziz, Mike Nichols, John Sloss and Lucy Donnelly
Cast: Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd, Megan Fox and Edward Burns


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The Coast Halifax Jennifer Westfeldt directs Friends with Kids The accidental director: Screenwriter, actor and first-time director Jennifer Westfeldt was thrust into the director’s chair on the new film. We find out why. by Tara Thorne 03/15/2012
Chicago Reader Baby makes 1-1/2 and 1-1/2 College pals Adam Scott and Jennifer Westfeldt share a child in Friends With Kids by J.R. Jones 03/07/2012
Arkansas Times Not-married with children Despite a promising premise, 'Friends with Kids' goes saccharine. by Natalie Elliott 03/21/2012
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The Coast Halifax Clever, watchable Friends With Kids Modern dramedy features a whack of the Bridesmaids cast by Tara Thorne 03/08/2012
Charleston City Paper Hilarity does not ensue in Friends with Kids No matter where you fall on the reproductive continuum — married, unmarried, childless, or with child — you'll likely find something to relate to in the egg-meets-sperm romantic comedy Friends with Kids. by Felicia Feaster 03/21/2012
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