Friends With Kids

Jennifer Westfeldt broke out as the star and co-writer of the winning comedy Kissing Jessica Stein back in 2001, kicked around in TV before and after writing Ira & Abby in 2006, then hit casting gold with her directorial debut Friends With Kids, which features no less than four actors from Bridesmaids: Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig as a cavalier, sex-fiend couple and Maya Rudolph and Chris O’Dowd as a settled, saddled couple. Westfeldt, who also wrote, plays Julie, and Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) is her BFF Jason. Single and aging, they decide to have a child together, platonically. What could go wrong? Westfeldt the writer-director blends the disparate tones---dirty, sweet, funny and flailing---into a largely compelling, wholly watchable modern movie, while Westfeldt the actor gamely carries its heavy centre, aided by a terrific ensemble, and yes, that includes Megan Fox. –Tara Thorne



  • Jennifer Westfeldt


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


  • Jennifer Westfeldt

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