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Friends with Kids (2011)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  16 March 2012 (USA)
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Two best friends decide to have a child together while keeping their relationship platonic, so they can avoid the toll kids can take on romantic relationships.

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Julie and Jason have been best friends for years with no romantic interest in each other. He sleeps with someone new every few days, and she's looking for Mr. Right. Now in their thirties, they notice that their friends seem to lose all their good qualities when they have children - child rearing and the spark of Eros don't seem to co-exist. So, they decide to have a child together, share in child rearing, but pursue their own romantic lives. Things go well until he meets Mary Jane and she meets Kurt. Both seem like perfect mates. What could go wrong? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Love. Happiness. Kids. Pick two. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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16 March 2012 (USA)  »

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$2,017,466 (USA) (9 March 2012)

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$7,250,054 (USA) (8 June 2012)
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The dialogue between Chris O'Dowd and Maya Rudolph about their age difference was a rewrite by Jennifer Westfeldt. After casting Chris O'Dowd, the issue of the couple's age difference had to be addressed in the film. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, when Jason leaves Julie's house, she is wearing a black v-neck sweater and her hair is nicely coiffed. After she asked him to leave, when he decided to go back and try again, she is wearing a completely different outfit and her hair is longer and messy. See more »

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Jason Fryman: Slow painful death by disease... or watching the love of your life die a slow painful death by disease?
Julie Keller: A. Definitely A. Much worse to be without the person you love than to have a slow painful death.
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Julie Keller: You?
Jason Fryman: Oh, B.
Julie Keller: Really? You would rather watch the love of your life die slowly and painfully?
Jason Fryman: Well, it wouldn't be awesome, but better them than me. Got a lot of good years left.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.118 (2012) See more »

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The Party's Over
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Relentlessly annoying
31 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While I understand the lead/writer/director/producer has been in a 15 year relationship with Jon Hamm, it's pretty obvious she doesn't have kids or know anyone who does or has ever come across any. The "kids" which supposedly form the foundation of the plot, that having kids wrecks your marriage, are nearly non existent except when these urban super-couples are seemingly having meltdowns and the 'kids' are in Defcon 3 tantrum mode. Color me cynical but the reason that marriages with kids fail isn't because of the kids, in fact that old saw 'we stayed together for the children' is often sadly more true than not.

Be that as it may. My main objection is the dialog. The lead never shuts up, literally never. Not for a second. She talks like a meth'd up high school cheerleader the entire time. And there are whole scenes, where EVERY single character in the scene is yammering like crack monkeys nonstop at each other simultaneously. Except when Adam Scott is launching into a snarky monologue about how cool it is to be as cool as him.

I would have given it 3 stars but +1 for finally putting Meagan Fox in a role where the character is as functionally retarded as she is in real life and doesn't pull any punches. Most of the characters are supposed to be in their mid 30's they act 20 and they make fun of young 20-something Meagan for acting 14. The only character who plays to type is the little kid, who in less than a year grows from birth to age 5 but supposedly is 2 and acts it. If there's a sequel he'll be graduating Colombia Law.


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