Friends with Kids (2011)

R  |   |  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 <>

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Family doesn't always go according to plan. See more »


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)


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

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Jennifer Westfeldt wanted Jake Kasdan to direct it, but Jake Kasdan turned it down, opted to produce it instead, but was the one that suggested that Jennifer Westfeldt herself directed it. 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 »


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Decent attempt but falls short
5 October 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

There isn't a plot really, the story is really predictable, even though it's different. But in fact, I did not really lose interest and rather felt my time passed by pretty well. The supporting stuff have given some wonderful performances, Edward Burns as the perfect man/potential-husband, and Megan Fox as the perfect girlfriend. But the lead pair could have done better.

One thing that is horrible about the movie is the ending. One of the most horrible endings there could have been, the director tries to be unconventional but fails miserably. MISERABLY. If only the scene went differently I would actually be recommending this movie to those tired of old stuff.

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