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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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Loulou Sloss ...
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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$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?


Jason introduces Mary Jane to his parents (played by Kelly Bishop and Cotter Smith) in Mary Jane's dressing room, backstage at the Broadway revival of Chicago. In Kelly Bishop's real life, she appeared in (and won a Tony for) the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line, which in 1975 engaged in a famous box office and awards rivalry with the original production of Chicago. See more »


When Jason describes his girlfriend Mary Jane to Julie and insists that she should meet her, while leaving the house Julie's white scarf is tied in one scene and untied in the next scene. See more »


Jason Fryman: Please, please, just let me fuck the shit out of you right now. And if you're not convinced afterwards that I am into you in every possible way a person can be into another person, then I promise I will never try to kiss you, or fuck you, or impregnate you ever again, as long as I live.
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Wartime Romance
Performed and composed by Adam Saunders and Mark Cousins
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User Reviews

Preachy, unfunny, unstylish, avoidable
13 October 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Though it portrays interesting opinions on marriage, married life and having kids, it reminds you of a nagging salesman who doesn't quit. This is what I hate about most rom-com movies, people try to act too stylish or melodramatic or just loud.

Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt) and Jason (Adam Scott) are friends since high school where both don't seem to advance in their respective love lives 20 years since. They observe how their friend's married lives have turned to nightmare after having kids and decides to experiment an idea to have a kid outside marriage but to have their relationship platonic.

It is loud, over the top and desperately beg for approval of their idea. A small perk was the gorgeous Megan Fox who looked even better than in the Transformers movies. While Adam Scott and Maya Rudolph settle into their comfort zones, Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig are thrown out of theirs! To add to this, the runtime felt quite lengthy too. With all the negativity I am adding to this, one should also consider that I may not be the intended/target audience for this movie.

Preachy, unfunny, unstylish, absolutely avoidable

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