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Friends with Kids (2011)

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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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Plan perfecto  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$7,250,054 (USA) (8 June 2012)
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Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd and Jon Hamm all appeared together in Bridesmaids (2011). 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 »

Quotes

Ben: So, why didn't you guys ever even try to get together?
Jason Fryman: It's too much familiarity. It's like she's one of my limbs.
Ben: And that's bad, because...?
Jason Fryman: Because I hate myself.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.118 (2012) See more »

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Make It Happy
Written by Lyle Lovett
Performed by Lyle Lovett
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A new genre, the anti-romantic comedy. Funny, and a frank antidote to romance
15 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pickings are slim for grown-up movies and that's what this is. So bought my ticket and was not disappointed. It's a movie for grown-ups, sharp and funny. The thing is, there's barely a whisper of romance or spark of chemistry in the whole set-up. Much focus is on women's bodies, their breasts, their pelvic muscles, their kegel exercises. This kind of frankness is extended to the marital experience of the shared bathroom, frustration of shared chores, mom's post-pregnancy body and baby poo. Funny? Actually, yes. Light or romantic, not for a moment.

The story didn't head in the direction I expected, given the title. It's not a sly comedy or satire of parenthood or how the experience changes a person or a couple. It's more like a story of Friends with Benefits. But the cast is great and it's not formulaic. On the whole, worthwhile. A number of scenes are quite good.


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