Writer/director Jennifer Westfeldt’s directorial debut is an intriguing blend of wit and raunchy humor. The film plays like a cross between the work of Woody Allen and Judd Apatow, with subtle hints of Bridesmaids (and not just because almost half the cast of Friends with Kids also appears in Bridesmaids). It’s frank. It’s funny. And while Westfeldt plays around with traditional rom-com conventions like she wants to subvert them entirely, she winds up submitting to them in the end. Friends with Kids is not “just another romantic comedy,” but it’s close.
Turning the idea of “friends with benefits” on its head, best friends Julie (Westfeldt) and Jason (Adam Scott) decide to have a child together while keeping their relationship platonic, in order to “skip over the whole marriage and divorce nightmare.” While they think this plan is the best of both worlds, the rest of their circle of friends are a bit skeptical…Continue reading the review on the MoviePass blog→