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Friends With Kids Reviews

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June 27, 2012
It's hardly a relatable scenario but there's something compelling about it all the same as these two not wholly sympathetic characters try and have their cake and eat it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 27, 2012
While this results in some genuine moments of truth, most scenes feel forced to fit the standard rom-com template.
June 27, 2012
Friends With Kids is the story of two best friends who discuss having a child together even though they are not a couple.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 27, 2012
Enjoyable, well written relationship comedy making some astute observations and providing terrific performances from a superb cast, though the initially promisingly offbeat script ultimately lacks the courage to kick against convention.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 26, 2012
Starring much of the Bridesmaids troupe, this film shares with that movie a coarse sense of humour skilfully blended with the underlying theme that stability trumps flakiness and that...family values really do rule.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 26, 2012
Jennifer Westfeldt continues to forge a strong reputation as a writer of humanist romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 26, 2012
It's safe to assume its sharp comments on what kids can do to marriage - and friendships - come from years of observation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 25, 2012
It benefits from a supernaturally engaging cast, but this treads too closely to the rom-com model to feel as smart or moving as Westfeldt's previous best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 21, 2012
With a hilariously smart script and a terrific cast, this romantic comedy rises far above the pack, engaging us emotionally and intellectually while offering some telling observations on the state of modern relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 20, 2012
Smart dialogue, a gifted ensemble and good intentions from Jennifer Westfeldt, but her grown-up romcom can't quite escape feeling like a sitcom on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 14, 2012
In the film's favour is the fantastic cast, which includes Edward Burns, Kristen Wiig and a particularly on-form Jon Hamm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 6, 2012
There's a bit of ballast in this romcom that is quite satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 6, 2012
There's much to like here but it's a bumpy ride and for all its banter, it takes itself very seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 4, 2012
Friends with Kids is as satisfying as rom-coms get. It's sharply scripted, populated with authentic and likeable characters and takes instinctive turns toward and away from cliché that keep you on your toes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 3, 2012
Getting the best of the laughs is the underrated Adam Scott who as Jason, is never afraid to share what's on his mind.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 29, 2012
...a talky and sometimes witty romantic comedy that, at least for a while, serves as a bracing antidote to all those irritating, stroller-pushing Sacred Baby couples who seem to be everywhere, even in upscale restaurants, these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
April 16, 2012
A smart, engaging, adult comedy that is as comfortable being acerbically honest as it is being, ultimately, rather old-fashioned.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 1, 2012
After three months of films in 2012, 'Friends with Kids' is the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
March 22, 2012
A trendy sitcom of a movie substitutes banter for real depth
March 22, 2012
This is a movie that flirts with romantic and comedic clichés but for the most part brings a fresh perspective as it dives under and around obvious traps.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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