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Friends With Kids Reviews

Cath Clarke
Time Out
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It's safe to assume its sharp comments on what kids can do to marriage - and friendships - come from years of observation.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

June 26, 2012
Dana Stevens
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Pleasant but overfamiliar.

Full Review Source: Slate

March 9, 2012
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Sitcom-amusing, in that middle-of-the-road way.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 9, 2012
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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It's the kind of cutesy idea that doesn't ring remotely true.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C+

March 9, 2012
Richard Roeper
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This is a sharp, funny, touching and utterly winning slice of New York.

Full Review Source: Richard | Original Score: 4.5/5

March 9, 2012
Rafer Guzman
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[A] crass, shallow cash-in.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1/4

March 9, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Imagine - a romantic comedy that's actually both. It's been a long, long time.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 9, 2012
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Whom is this movie for, really? It's too tame for the whooping crowds of women who made hits of the Sex and the City movies and Bridesmaids. And for sure it isn't for parents with kids.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

March 9, 2012
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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It's funny without being ridiculous, sweet without turning sentimental, even though it involves parenthood.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

March 9, 2012
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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[Westfeldt] makes a promising directorial debut with this good-natured dramedy, boosted in large part by an outstanding ensemble.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

March 9, 2012
Tom Long
Detroit News
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"Friends with Kids" goes on a beat or two too long, and lands in the obvious place, but it's filled with smarts and laughs and passion.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B+

March 9, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Credit Westfeldt, who is also the writer and director, with a classic setup for farce, brightly executed.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

March 9, 2012
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Too many sequences feel generic, from the unexamined privilege that serves as the movie's cultural backdrop to the now-requisite scene of a man changing a diaper while covered in baby poop.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

March 9, 2012
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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In the crumbling passion of a once hot-to-trot couple (a perfect Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm), [it] locates a jagged heart that no amount of zingers can surpass.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

March 8, 2012
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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It offers the rare combination of romance, humor, an inventive conceit and social relevance, without adhering slavishly to rom-com conventions.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

March 8, 2012
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Not even the outcome's predictability (hint: romantic comedies have happy endings) can dampen the frothy results.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

March 8, 2012
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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At its warm heart, "Friends with Kids" is a funny, grown-up love story (very grown-up; the language in the final scene will raise some eyebrows) about people we enjoy hanging out with, and who seem like people we already know.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 8, 2012
Alonso Duralde
The Wrap
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There's a framework for a fun comedy here, but no one says anything witty and none of the characters emerge as anything resembling a real person with bigger problems than the kind of babies-are-a-handful stuff that Erma Bombeck once built a career out of.

Full Review Source: The Wrap

March 8, 2012
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Westfeldt is the pulse of Friends With Kids, presenting us with life in all of its vibrant, messy sprawl.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 8, 2012
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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Even as it zeros in on radical shifts in the mechanics and mores of parenthood, it sits quite comfortably in a well-worn romantic-comedy groove.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 8, 2012
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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It's shrill in tone, awash in unexamined narcissism-kids are just pretexts for laughs, rather than objects of love-and afflicted by explosive verbal diarrhea.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

March 8, 2012
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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This movie swerves from fantasy to nightmare. It doesn't feel like the story a wife and mother would volunteer to tell about herself.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

March 8, 2012
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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At least Westfeldt is trying. She tries hard to make this a grown-up version of the romantic-comedy formula, complete with dirty jokes and sex talk.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 8, 2012
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Like an acquaintance couple's baby pictures, "Friends With Kids" induces coos but isn't as cute as they think.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 8, 2012
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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A smart, sexy and honest ensemble comedy about parenthood and relationship issues with a 24-karat cast.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 8, 2012
Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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I can't think of a better onscreen depiction of the feeling of being forsaken and forgotten by the ultimate clique - parents - than the one in writer/director Jennifer Westfeldt's bright, quick-witted Friends with Kids.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

March 8, 2012
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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A smooth but frustrating third feature with an extremely good ensemble cast.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

March 8, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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There must be a better reason to have a baby than to provide a plot point in a rom-com. Don't you think?

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 8, 2012
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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...the film takes a tonal detour, veering from indie-inflected city comedy with Woody Allen undertones to something reminiscent of the work of Nicole Holofcener.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3/5

March 7, 2012
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The observations about parenthood, pro and con, are quick and smart, and Scott effortlessly steals the show, softening Westfeldt's brittle cuteness.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

March 7, 2012
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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A funny and emotionally credible story of old college friends who decide to have a baby together while maintaining their single lives.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 7, 2012
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Even though Friends With Kids is not a movie everyone will identify with, it fills 107 minutes with enough visual popcorn to keep you satisfied.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

March 7, 2012
Andrew O'Hehir
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Let's give Westfeldt her due for making this completely hidebound, moralistic and sentimental yarn feel somewhat fresh and contemporary.

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March 6, 2012
David Fear
Time Out New York
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The movie's multitasking creator seems to have bitten off more then she can chew. Her friends should have advised "baby steps."

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

March 6, 2012
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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Just as Friends With Kids compares unfavorably to Westfeldt's earlier effort, her cast members' previous projects further highlight this film's shortcomings.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 6, 2012
Alissa Simon
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Although the comic riffs about parenting and alternative families easily rep the pic's sharpest dialogue and strike a chord with more mature audiences, they coexist uneasily with Westfeldt's inclusion of a cruder brand of humor.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 6, 2012
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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Given the title, it's remarkable how little space is granted to the offspring, who are introduced as excretory machines, sex-blocking irritants, and occasional simpering angels, but never as beings unto themselves.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

March 6, 2012
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Westfeldt takes a topic full of complex emotional shadings and turns it into something that is, for the most part, reductive, cliched and even sitcommy.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 2/4

March 6, 2012
David Edelstein
New York Magazine
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Westfeldt, now 42, belongs to a generation (and class) of people for whom nothing about having kids is easy. Her intensity feels just right -- better than in any film I've seen in years -- for How We Breed Now.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine

March 5, 2012
David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
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A romantic comedy that takes time to find its groove but steadily accumulates heart and humor.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 12, 2011
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