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For her latest movie, writer-actress-producer Jennifer Westfeldt added a third hyphen to her usual cadre: director. Westfeldt -- best known for writing and starring in "Kissing Jessica Stein" and "Ira and Abby" -- stepped behind the camera for "Friends With Kids," a decision she said "freaked her out." Not that you'd know from the finished product, which finds Westfeldt doing heavy lifting as the film's female lead and juggling a high-wattage cast of your favorite people. In "Friends With Kids," Westfeldt stars as Julie, a Manhattan singleton who decides to have a child with her platonic Bff, Jason (Adam Scott). Can two people have a child and not tumble down a rabbit hole of messy emotional complications? And how will their married-with-kids friends (played by Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd, Kristen Wiig and Westfeldt's real-life boyfriend, Jon Hamm) handle the taboo-breaking new family? Not really and not well, which is what »

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