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Friends with Kids -- Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Jon Hamm star alongside Jennifer Westfeldt and Adam Scott in is a daring and hilarious ensemble comedy about a close-knit circle of friends whose lives change once they have kids.
Friends with Kids -- 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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Jennifer Westfeldt (written by)
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Release Date:
16 March 2012 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Love. Happiness. Kids. Pick two. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
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Marriage and family life as Hollywood imagines it See more (99 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
Jennifer Westfeldt 
 
Writing credits
Jennifer Westfeldt (written by)

Produced by
Joshua Astrachan .... producer
Riza Aziz .... producer
Kathryn Dean .... co-producer
Lucy Barzun Donnelly .... executive producer
Joe Gatta .... executive producer
Jon Hamm .... producer
Jake Kasdan .... producer
Christine H. Kim .... associate producer (as Christine Kim)
Joey McFarland .... producer
Christian Mercuri .... executive producer
Mike Nichols .... executive producer
John Sloss .... executive producer
Jennifer Westfeldt .... producer
Missy Yager .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
The 88 
Marcelo Zarvos 
 
Cinematography by
William Rexer (director of photography) (as William Rexer II)
 
Film Editing by
Tara Timpone 
 
Casting by
Tiffany Little Canfield 
Bernard Telsey 
David Vaccari (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Ray Kluga 
 
Set Decoration by
Nicole Duryea 
Mila Khalevich 
 
Costume Design by
Melissa Bruning 
 
Makeup Department
Astrid Dahl .... hair stylist
Bobby Diehl .... hair department head
Ashley Fox .... key makeup artist
Shannon Grey Williams .... personal makeup artist: additional unit
Jason Hayes .... key hair stylist
David Kalahiki .... key hair stylist
Michelle Kearns .... makeup artist
Cassandra Keating .... key makeup artist
Julie Anna Kehoe .... hair department head
Barbara Lacy .... makeup department head
Julia Lallas .... makeup department head: additional unit
Katherine O'Donnell .... additional makeup artist (as Kathy O'Donnell)
Joelle Troisi .... key makeup artist
Kim Weber .... personal makeup artist: additional unit
Rondi Scott .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Nicole Wodowski .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Kathryn Dean .... unit production manager
Jonathan Ferrantelli .... post-production supervisor
Sophia Lin .... unit production manager: additional unit
Ryan McCormick .... production supervisor
Leslie Jacobowitz .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Megan Lombardo .... second assistant director: additional unit
Murphy Occhino .... second assistant director
Michael Pitt .... first assistant director
Jason Rody .... second second assistant director: additional unit
Jonathan Shoemaker .... first assistant director: additional unit
Kate Bogle .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
William Adee .... on-set dresser
Mary Blanchard .... charge scenic
David Branum .... on-set dresser: additional unit
Josh Clark .... leadman
Milly Fearon .... property master: additional unit
Jesse Getchell .... set decoration production assistant
James Kelleher .... property master (as Jim Kelleher)
Mat Kowalski .... additional property master
Devin Ladd .... on-set dresser (as Devin Laad)
Imogen Lee .... assistant property master
Jason Lewin .... set dresser
Tom McMillan .... art production assistant: additional unit
Mailara Santana .... art director: additional unit
Jack Schram .... property assistant
Adam Smith .... assistant property master: additional unit
Alyson Wellins .... art department coordinator (as Alyson Wellins Lewin)
Elizabeth Whelan .... art production assistant
 
Sound Department
Junior Cyrus Baron .... sound utility
David Briggs .... sound effects editor
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Eric Di Stefano .... adr recordist
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer (as Roberto Fernandez)
Ruy García .... sound designer
Ruy García .... sound effects editor
Graham Gardner .... sound mixer: additional unit
Jack Hutson .... sound mixer
Thomas W. Jordan .... boom operator (as Thomas Jordan)
Igor Nikolic .... assistant sound editor
Eliza Paley .... co-supervising sound editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Mary Ellen Porto .... adr editor
Mary Ellen Porto .... dialogue editor
Jacob Ribicoff .... supervising sound editor
David Tirolo .... boom operator: additional unit
Daniel Ward .... assistant sound editor
Paul Yurt .... sound engineer
Dan Edelstein .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Tom Ryan .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Edward Drohan .... special effects coordinator (as Ed Drohan)
Kevin Zack .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Chris MacKenzie .... smoke artist
 
Stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunt coordinator (as Norman Douglas)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Josh M. Allen .... lamp operator (as Josh Allen)
Suzanne Andrews .... additional electric
Tony Arnaud .... additional grip
Hayley Barr .... additional still photographer (as Haley Sparks)
Daniel Beaman .... dolly grip (as Dan Beaman)
George Bianchini .... steadicam operator
Alex Buono .... utility/camera production assistant
Michael J. Burke .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Michael Burke)
James Callanan .... camera operator: additional unit
Oliver Cary .... camera operator: "a" camera
Bobby Colangelo .... additional grip
Divine Cox .... best boy grip
Jen Evana .... additional grip
Brad Goss .... additional grip
Ryan Heide .... digital imaging technician
Travis Hottinger .... additional electrics: additional unit
Kevin Karpinski .... generator operator: additional unit
Jim Kerwin .... generator operator (as Jimmy Kerwin)
Ed Koza .... company grip (as Edward Koza)
Julia Liu .... utility/camera production assistant (as Julia C. Liu)
Daniel Luebke .... additional electric
Dave McAllister .... company grip
Jim McCullagh .... gaffer
Nathan McGarigal .... digital imaging technician: additional unit
James McMillan .... key grip (as Jim McMillan)
James McMillan .... key grip
Adam Miller .... first assistant camera: additional unit
Jeff Muhlstock .... steadicam operator: additional unit
Luke Owen .... first assistant camera: additional unit
Alan Pierce .... additional camera operator
Scott H. Ramsey .... gaffer: additional unit (as Scott Ramsey)
Tyler Ramsey .... lamp operator: additional unit
Kyle Repka .... second assistant camera: additional unit
Meg Schrock .... best boy electric
Sarah Shatz .... still photographer: additional unit
Dobb Shreiber .... best boy electric: additional unit
Dobb Shreiber .... electrician
Kyle Simmons .... additional electric
Andy Smith .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
JoJo Whilden .... still photographer
Bob Calandro .... grip (uncredited)
Blaine Chou .... camera production assistant (uncredited)
Rob Koch .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
John Nasta .... grip (uncredited)
Joe Striffler .... grip (uncredited)
Christopher Yoon .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
John Dietrick .... animator: title
 
Casting Department
Emily Bates .... extras casting associate
Karyn Casl .... casting assistant
Barbara McNamara .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lainie Anderson .... wardrobe supervisor: additional unit
Gracie Cox .... assistant costume designer
Jonathan Hamilt .... costume production assistant
Michael Kale .... assistant costume designer: additional unit
Lindsay Kouri .... set costumer
Stephani Lewis .... assistant costume designer
Martina Melendez .... key costumer
Lauren Schad .... wardrobe supervisor
Olivia Janczyk .... additional costume production assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Kellan Anderson .... dailies producer
Matt Breitenbach .... digital intermediate assistant (as Matthew Breitenbach)
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate project manager
John Dietrick .... associate editor
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
Roman Hankewycz .... dailies engineer
Jennifer Hatton .... assistant editor
Matt Hoffman .... assistant dailies engineer
Markus Janner .... digital intermediate recordist
Brent Kleinman .... digital intermediate engineer
Joe Landauer .... additional editor (as Joseph Landauer)
Tim Mullen .... digital intermediate engineer
Bethany Orlemann .... assistant editor
Dave Pultz .... digital intermediate lab timer
Mathieu Reid .... color timer
Geoffrey Richman .... additional editor
Jonathan Sanden .... digital intermediate editor
Darrell R. Smith .... digital intermediate supervising producer
Arturo Sosa .... associate editor
Zak Tucker .... dailies supervisor
Travis Hottinger .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Paloma Mele .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Michele Baker .... location manager
Alec Bates .... assistant location manager
Geoffrey Booth .... assistant location manager (as Geoffrey Gooth)
Meredith Crowley .... location scout
Gabriel Greenberg .... location scout
Karl Hartman .... location assistant
Elizabeth Krekel .... location scout
Michael Matlak .... location production assistant
David Meade .... location assistant: additional unit
Samantha L. Seda .... location production assistant (as Samantha Seda)
Jennifer Sonnenfeld .... location coordinator
Joseph Stephans .... location manager: additional unit
Wing Yeong .... location scout (as Wing Tat)
Tom Sexton .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nick Baxter .... score mixer
Mark Bächle .... orchestrator
Stephanie Diaz-Matos .... music supervisor
Todd Kasow .... music editor
Anna Lascurain .... music coordinator
Jen Monnar .... music editor
Brian Newman .... musician
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
Marcelo Zarvos .... orchestrator
Serge Courtois .... music mixing assistant (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ricky Andrews .... driver: additional unit (as Rich Andrews)
Bob Bermendez .... driver: additional unit
Andrew B. Collins .... driver (as Andrew Collins)
Feather Laroche .... driver
Justin Martinez .... driver: additional unit
Tom McMillan .... driver: additional unit
David Meade .... driver: additional unit
Tom O'Connor .... driver (as Thomas O'Connor)
Danny Pannatono .... driver: additional unit
James T. Quinn .... driver: additional unit (as James Quinn)
Doug Salomone .... transportation captain: additional unit
Thomas J. Walsh .... driver (as Tom Walsh)
Kevin R. Wood .... transportation co-captain
Timothy J. Wood .... transportation captain (as Tim Wood)
Jesse Getchell .... driver: set decoration (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Mackenzie Aliano .... production office assistant: additional unit (as Mackenzie Brooke Aliano)
Pamela Bertini .... first assistant accountant
Brette Billow .... production office coordinator
Steve Boyle .... post-production accountant (as Steven Boyle)
Jerome Butler .... dialect coach: Mr. O' Dowd
Rodney Byerson .... set production assistant: additional unit
George Camarda .... script supervisor
Ian Cappello .... key set production assistant: additional unit (as Ian Capello)
Fernando Castillo Díaz .... spanish translator for dubbing
Christina Chow .... set production assistant: additional unit
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance research: IndieClear (as Carol Compton)
Jerry L. Dasti .... attorney
Nicholas DeAcetis .... production assistant (additional photography)
Chris Dreyer .... set production assistant
Leo Driver .... parking coordinator
Jacqueline Eckhouse .... attorney: Sloss Eckhouse LawCo (as Jackie Eckhouse)
Dann Fink .... adr loop group coordinator
Jessie Gant .... first assistant accountant
Rebecca Garland .... production accountant
Laurie Gershon .... product placement
Kyle Gorjanc .... set production assistant: additional unit
Paul Hammond .... commentary
Patrick M. Hayes Jr. .... set production assistant: additional unit (as Patrick Hayes)
Bethany Haynes .... attorney
Kevin Hindley .... script clearance research: IndieClear
Jessica K. Johnson .... office production assistant
Amanda Johnson-Zetterström .... assistant: Locomotive (as Amanda Johnson-Zetterstrom)
Rachel Kloss .... set production assistant
Mary Knauf .... set production assistant
Amanda Kulkoski .... intern: additional unit
Greg Lemonides .... caterer: additional unit, Directors Catering
Dan Levy Dagerman .... assistant: Jennifer Westfeldt
Jason Makman .... set production assistant
April Matson .... assistant: Pants West Pictures
Andrew Migdail .... paralegal: Sloss Eckhouse LawCo
Ross Miller .... insurance broker
Susan Muir .... completion bond guarantor
James Parsons .... set production assistant
Jorge Pina .... chef
Otto Porrazzo .... insurance broker
Matthew F. Preston .... production office coordinator: additional unit (as Matt Preston)
Gabby Rivera .... set production assistant: additional unit
Javier Rojas .... craft service: NY Crafty
Courtney Schade .... commentary coordinator
Jeff Sedwick .... set production assistant
John Sesumi .... assistant production office coordinator
Lora Sorrentino .... key set production assistant
Benjamin J. Stern .... set production assistant (as Benjamin Stern)
Charlie Stratton .... creative consultant
Jessica Thorne .... payroll accountant
Anthony Torre .... caterer: Gourmet To You
Thaddeus Self Williams .... set production assistant (as Thaddeus 'Self' Williams)
Skylar A. Wilman .... insurance broker
Ryan Wilson .... production secretary
Wendy L. York .... script supervisor: additional unit (as Wendy York)
David DeSantos .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Timothy Martin .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
George S. Matsuo .... craft service assistant (uncredited)
Jason R. Thompson .... production intern (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Phil Abraham .... thanks
Will Arnett .... thanks
Samantha Bee .... thanks
Kay Cannon .... thanks
Rosemarie DeWitt .... thanks
Noah Emmerich .... thanks
Tina Fey .... thanks
John Hamburg .... thanks
Susanna Hoffs .... thanks
Rashida Jones .... thanks
Jay Roach .... thanks
Morgan Sackett .... special thanks
Jonathan Schroder .... thanks (as Jon Schroder)
Michael Schur .... special thanks (as Mike Schur)
Jason Segel .... thanks
Hillary Seitz .... special thanks
Paul F. Tompkins .... thanks
Sam Trammell .... thanks
Stephen Trask .... thanks
Leslie Urdang .... thanks
Tom Vaughan .... thanks
Yul Vazquez .... thanks
David Wain .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content and language
Runtime:
107 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Happy Birthday To YouSee more »

FAQ

Is this Jennifer Westfeldt's first film as a director?
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74 out of 131 people found the following review useful.
Marriage and family life as Hollywood imagines it, 20 March 2012
Author: rogerdob from United States

Friends With Kids is marriage life as imagined by the Hollywood Elite. After seeing this film, if one didn't live in the real world, one might think that marriage is an awful state to be in, kids are nothing more than annoying pets, crude talk is completely commonplace, and that love is the same as sex.

It feels that this movie was written by someone who was never married...and, it turns out, it was! Hollywood has become so distanced from the real world of middle class people that they think their world is mainstream. The average family loves their kids, cannot afford nannies, believes in the commitment of marriage, and understands that real love between two people is not just an expression that can be only conveyed in the act of sex.

Adam Scott as the lead actor only has a few expressions which he uses over and over again. Jennifer Westfeldt, as the annoying lead female, is far too in love with herself...she wrote the movie, directed the movie, and gives herself the majority of screen time

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