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Friends with Kids


Genre :

Drama, Comedy

Release Date :

March 09, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Jennifer Westfeldt

Starring :

Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd, Adam Scott, Jennifer Westfeldt, Megan Fox, Edward Burns, Brian d'Arcy James, Kelly Bishop, Cotter Smith, Lee Bryant, Owen Bento, Ilana Levine, Michael Dean

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 4

“..with enough buoyant romance to satisfy audiences drawn to starry-eyed love stories and hopeful endings..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..when the film finally fades out, you may find yourself worrying about their child..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
3 of 5

“..well-paced and impressively polished, the movie shuttles us through major life moments with easygoing confidence..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
“..this formulaic indie might be hyped into modest theatrical business before finding its niche in home-viewing formats..”
by Alissa Simon [Variety]
“..the movie is a lot more fun when they're with these friends, but that's really only at the very beginning and briefly towards the end..”
by Edward Douglas [ComingSoon.net]
“..the funny wheel-spinning is replaced with just going through the motions..”
by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]
Review rate : B+

“..the childish stuff is unnecessary in a comedy for adults..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3.5 of 4

“..presenting us with life in all of its vibrant, messy sprawl..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..mixes dramatic intensity with effortless naturalism that makes the film so charming..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
“..its groove but steadily accumulates heart and humor..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 4

“..it's too tame for the whooping crowds of women who made hits of the Sex and the City movies and Bridesmaids..”
by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
Review rate : B+

“..goes on a beat or two too long, and lands in the obvious place, but it's filled with smarts and laughs and passion..”
by Tom Long [Detroit News]
“..give you a few big laughs, a little cry, and a sporadic shiver of recognition..”
by David Edelstein [New York Magazine]
3 of 4

“..for all of the hilarious, raunchy talk and contemporary feel, though, in the second half the movie gets stuck in some well-worn "When Harry and Sally Met Parenthood" grooves..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
3 of 4

“..as a result, boast a disappointingly underwhelming final 20 minutes - with the fake break-up-inspired final stretch coming off as needless and unnecessary..”
by David Nusair [Reel Film Reviews]
“..a better film around the edges, the central couple in "The Switch" is funnier, better acted and way more romantically plausible..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]

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by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


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by Roger Moore [Movienation]


“..has some recognizable stars, but they are trapped in a slim story padded with lots and lots of flesh-eating..”
by Neil Genzlinger [NY Times]