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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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Jason Fryman
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Julie Keller
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Leslie
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Alex
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Missy
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Ben
Loulou Sloss ...
Girl Acting Up in Restaurant
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Girl in Office / Jule's Assistant
Robert Halpern ...
Cole
Daniel Halpern ...
Cole
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Life Coach / Jason's Date
Peter K. Hirsch ...
Doctor in Delivery Room
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Elaine Keller
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Marcy Fryman
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Phil Fryman
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Jason's Colleague at Work
Nina Lafarga ...
Penelope (as Nina LaFarga)
Summer Perry ...
Katie
Ryann Engel ...
Katie
Owen Bento ...
Troy
Theo Mitchell ...
Joe (12 months)
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Mary Jane
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Businessman / Jule's Date
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Stage Manager / Chicago
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Kurt
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Mom in Restaurant
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Husband in Restaurant
Georgia Levi Fumusa ...
Daughter in Restaurant
Ryan Pacheco ...
Twin in Restaurant
Jacob Pacheco ...
Twin in Restaurant
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Missy's New Boyfriend (as Jim McMillan)
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Pete
Brody Frederick ...
Joe (2 1 / 2 yrs)
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Soho House Waiter (uncredited)
Mila McConaughey ...
Sarah (uncredited)
Minka McConaughey ...
Samantha (uncredited)
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Doorman George (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jennifer Westfeldt

Written by

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Jennifer Westfeldt ... (written by)

Produced by

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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

Music by

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The 88
Marcelo Zarvos

Cinematography by

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William Rexer ... director of photography (as William Rexer II)

Film Editing by

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Tara Timpone

Editorial Department

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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)

Casting By

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Tiffany Little Canfield
Bernard Telsey
David Vaccari ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Ray Kluga

Art Direction by

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Mailara Santana ... (new york unit)

Set Decoration by

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Nicole Duryea
Mila Khalevich

Costume Design by

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Melissa Bruning

Makeup Department

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Junior Cyrus Baron ... sound utility
David Briggs ... sound effects editor
Ryan Collison ... foley engineer
Eric Di Stefano ... adr recordist
Robert Fernandez ... re-recording mixer (as Roberto Fernandez)
Ruy García ... sound designer / 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 / 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

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Edward Drohan ... special effects coordinator (as Ed Drohan)
Kevin Zack ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Chris MacKenzie ... smoke artist

Stunts

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Norman Douglass ... stunt coordinator (as Norman Douglas)

Camera and Electrical Department

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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)
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
Dobb Schreiber ... best boy electric: additional unit (as Dobb Shreiber) / electrician (as Dobb Shreiber)
Meg Schrock ... best boy electric
Sarah Shatz ... still photographer: additional unit
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

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John Dietrick ... animator: title

Casting Department

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Emily Bates ... extras casting associate
Karyn Casl ... casting assistant
Barbara McNamara ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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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)

Location Management

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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

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Mark Baechle ... orchestrator (as Mark Bächle)
Nick Baxter ... score mixer
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

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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

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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
Channing D. Johnson ... legal team
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
Paula Manzanedo-Schmit ... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
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

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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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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Love. Happiness. Kids. Pick two. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Un plan perfecto (Amigos con hijos) (Spain)
  • Amigos, Amigos... Sexo à Parte (Portugal)
  • Barátok babával (Hungary)
  • El plan perfecto (Peru)
  • Plan perfecto (Uruguay)
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Runtime
  • 107 min
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Box Office

Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $2,017,466, 11 Mar 2012

Did You Know?

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Trivia Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd and Jon Hamm all appeared together in Bridesmaids (2011). See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #20.97 (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Hotel Song See more »
Quotes Jason Fryman: You think that we don't love each other? You know, I have loved this girl for nineteen years, Ben. That is fully half my life. I know everything there is to know about her. I know the mood she's in when she wakes up in the morning - always happy, ready for the day. Can you imagine? I know that she is honest; she won't even take the little shampoo bottles from the hotel room, or sneak into the movie theater for a double feature. She always buys a second ticket. Always. I know that we have the same values, we have the same taste, we have the same sense of humor. I know that we both think that organized religion is completely full of shit. I know that if she is ever paralyzed from the neck down, she would like me to unplug her - and I will. I know her position on just about everything, and I am on board. I am on board with everything about her, so you tell me, Ben. What better woman could I have picked to be the mother of my child?
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