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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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“..the arrestingly fierce Cooke, in particular, is surely a star in the making..”
by Mike McCahill [The Guardian]


“..an ungainly, often flat-footed yet weirdly compelling romantic dramedy..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]


“..even with nothing to cut away to and no flashbacks to offer context, the film manages to stay as tight as a vise..”
by Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly]


“..it is, however, kind of fun, and in this case, maybe that's enough..”
by Jason Gorber [TwitchFilm]


“..a fascinating contemplation of adolescent sexuality that will be a star-making platform for its young lead, Marine Vacth..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]


“..the movie had potential but just didn't live up to it..”
by Ryan Lueders [Reel Ryan]


“..2 States' romantic angle is a little difficult to connect given the way it is moved along in such a hurry in order to incorporate everything, but the family side of the bargain is truly touching..”
by Paloma Sharma [rediff.com]


“..the film has got a stacked cast of comedic talent, it unknowingly and amusingly nods to and borrows from more traditional sports films, isn't afraid to get damn weird in service to a good joke..”
by Kate Erbland [Film School Rejects]


“..happily, fine acting by Anika Noni Rose, Kimberly Elise, Tichina Arnold and Mekhi Phifer, along with Goldberg and Rhames, makes it a cautionary tale worth watching..”
by David Hinckley [NY Daily News]


“..another typically engaging, vividly shot entry in the successful Disney wildlife series..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [Hollywood Reporter]