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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Robert Halpern ...
Daniel Halpern ...
Peter K. Hirsch ...


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 »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 March 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Plan perfecto  »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$7,250,054 (USA) (8 June 2012)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the scene showing Julie Keller's (Jennifer Westfeldt) birthday was shot, it was done so on Jennifer Westfeldt's actual birthday. See more »


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 »


Jason Fryman: Look, we really wanna have a kid.
Julie Keller: Yeah.
Jason Fryman: We just don't want to subject that kid to our tragic marriage.
Leslie: Our tragic marriage?
Jason Fryman: No, OUR
[indicating Julie and himself]
Jason Fryman: tragic marriage.
Julie Keller: The one we would have.
Jason Fryman: Us.
Julie Keller: I mean see, we-we, um, we just, you know we don't wanna fall in-in the trap that most of our friends have...
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.97 (2012) See more »


Wartime Romance
Performed and composed by Adam Saunders and Mark Cousins
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Kids Who Are Friends
11 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An awful comedy starring two of the more inept actors working today in Adam Scott and Jennifer Westfeldt. The two play best friends who decide to have a child together and escape the problems of an actual living, breathing marriage. If that sounds selfish, narcissistic, and dumb and a recipe for psychological child abuse, you're not wrong. The film pretends to be about modern relationships, but its not. It's about sex. The three couples in this movie have literally nothing else on their minds. All conversations result in a joke about sex. Maya Rudolph has some funny moments, the wonderful Kristin Wiig is not really present in this movie, and Jon Hamm and Chris O'Dowd are, well, pleasant. The Adam Scott character is misogynist, self-absorbed and down right creepy. The Westfeldt character is whiny, unattractive and brainless. There is no wit to the inane script full of vagina jokes, masturbation jokes, poopie jokes, and penis jokes. Not one of them funny. And toward the end, it even wants you to take the whole thing seriously. What can you say about a movie where Edward Burns plays THE PERFECT MAN.

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