Friends With Money (2006)

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Critic Consensus: Stong lead performances, witty dialogue and wry observations cement Friends With Money as another winning dramedy from writer/director Nicole Holofcener.


Movie Info

A single woman envies the security of her married friends, while they in turn dream of her freedom in this comedy drama. Olivia (Jennifer Aniston) is a single woman in her mid-thirties who feels she's reached a crossroads in her life. Unhappy with her career as a teacher, Olivia quits and takes a job as a maid until she sorts out her feelings. However, Olivia feels as if she could use some support, both personal and financial, from her best friends, all of whom at very least have more in the … More

Rating: R (for language, some sexual content and brief drug use)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Nicole Holofcener
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 29, 2006
Box Office: $13.3M
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Classics - Official Site

Cast


as Aaron No. 2

as Gretchen

as Richard

as Debbie Lazarus

as Wyatt

as Cute Man

as Saleswoman

as Flirty Waiter

as Deli Counter Person

as Oblivious Mom

as Soccer Mom

as Marcus

as Raymond

as Old Navy Shopper

as Old Navy Shopper

as Old Navy Guy

as Old Navy Store Manag...

as Construction Worker

as Waiter

as Fundraiser Host
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Critic Reviews for Friends With Money

All Critics (153) | Top Critics (46)

This delicious, seriocomic tale of four friends in affluent, liberal, west L.A. grappling with midlife crises, metrosexual spouses and household remodeling takes on an avoided subject: money, and how it affects our relationships.

Full Review… | November 1, 2007
Newsweek
Top Critic

This is a dense and sophisticated work about mortality, materialism, madness, jealousy and pity a movie in which the fabulous duds are ripped off the "Sex and the City" gals and they're left teetering on the edge of the abyss...

Full Review… | October 7, 2006
Salon.com
Top Critic

Boasting generous performances from each player, this is a film that understands the foibles of human nature.

Full Review… | March 12, 2010
Film4

Tidily grounded in Sitcomland

Full Review… | August 30, 2009
CinePassion

Holofcener jibes class and materialism without getting preachy and avoids formula with wit and compassion.

Full Review… | April 23, 2009
Boston Phoenix

The script is full of witty gems, while still remaining rooted in reality.

Full Review… | June 13, 2008
Eye for Film

Audience Reviews for Friends With Money

Nicole Holofcener comes outta nowhere and delivers an astounding insight into American hopes and dreams that's breathtaking. A chick flick that's better than any chick flick I've ever seen. Don't let this one past you by. Great performances all around.
No CGI though.
Even better.

ApeneckFletcher
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Enjoyed this for the second time. Not a huge story, and not a cute rom com as you might expect with Jennifer Anniston.
Jennifer plays Olivia, a down on her luck teacher working as a maid.
Her three friends are better off financially, but having their own struggles.
The funniest part was the lady screaming that a customer pushed in front of her in line. The movie is funny, but it's a black humour.
More something for a 30 plus to watch. I don't know that a younger audience would really get it. Not one for someone who likes all happy endings and sunshine in a movie either.

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Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

½

One of those "seems so real you feel like a voyeur" flicks. I had a hard time believing Jennifer Aniston as a sad sack, but the rest of the cast was solid.

Julie
Julie B

Super Reviewer

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