Friends With Kids Synopsis
Platonic buddies (Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott) agree to a have baby but remain just pals.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
An indelibly funny and touching comedy with a real sting in its tail. The laughs leave scars.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The observations about parenthood, pro and con, are quick and smart, and Scott effortlessly steals the show, softening Westfeldt's brittle...
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Friends With Kids cheerfully earns its R rating on language alone, but always in service of a good laugh.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Friends With Kids takes a fresh and funny look at a familiar subject, with enough buoyant romance to satisfy audiences drawn to starry-eyed...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

The co-screenwriter of "Kissing Jessica Stein" goes solo as writer and director with a romantic comedy that takes time to find its groove...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
While "FWK" never challenges us, it does remain consistently engaging.
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60

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Jennifer Westfeldt's sort-of romantic comedy Friends with Kids is on to something, even if in the end it suffers from a failure of nerve.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Good chemistry between the lead actors and nice supporting performances help Friends With Kids survive a formulaic story and just-OK...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
There's also new piety and self-righteousness about parenting. Comedies are nervous to find the real humor and wonder in having a family....
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's shrill in tone, awash in unexamined narcissism - kids are just pretexts for laughs, rather than objects of love - and afflicted by...
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It's FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS meets THE BACK-UP PLAN

By ralphkjb
Started out strong; lot of laughs, but then it got too serious for my tastes. I don't think I'm gonna rush out and buy the blu-ray....

We thought is was supposed to be a Comedy

By 1952critic
All the trailers made it seem like the movie would be a funny one. While there are a few funny scenes, the movie is much more serious. The characters were believable and the ultimate outcome was...

Quite Enjoyable

By Nyrod
I thought it started out a little slow, but I soon got into it. Seemed to have a Woody Allen flavor to it. Great job by Adam Scott, who is quite a talent who is really coming into his own. This is...

Westfeldt wears too many hats, and her film suffers.

By chilibeanie
Writer/director/producer/star Jennifer Westfeldt has a lot to say in "Friends With Kids"...a LOT. The first part of this film is so full of dialogue that it was like watching a hipster version of...

Serious disconnect

By mannthemoon
First, just becuase this movie contains a large number of actors from Bridesmaids, do not expect this movie to be even remotely close. I was disappointed to find that over 50% of this movie is pretty...

Terrible

By mwin123
Unbelievably terrible. I LOVE Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, all these guys. So disappointed. Bad writing, bad acting, beyond vulgar... When the credits rolled everyone in the theater was...

Friends with Kids

By jfbuckles
This movie was so very true and spoke to us as a married couple with two little kids. The movie was funny and heartfelt. Would recommend it to all of my friends, married with kids, or not....

Adam Scott, Finally!!

By Calylily
The first time I saw Adam Scott was in "Monster-in-Law" - he played a small part, Remy, leaving a big impression. I waited to see the credits so I could remember him when he was...

Great date night movie

By Marckelly17
Took my girlfriend and three others to see this wonderful movie and everyone loved it. Great reminders of being a parents and hysterical scenes that weren't too silly. Good acting, great scenes of...

friends with kids

By Klinkebean
All the performances were great, but the dialogue and plot were a bit cliche - there were also many genuine moments where the movie took risks and got a little edgy. It's worth seeing - but you...

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Rated R | For Sexual Content and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Mature relationship dramedy heartfelt, but also cliched.
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