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Friends With Kids Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
Surprisingly funny and wickedly smart, this romantic dramedy soars.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/5
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
Ultimately, Friends With Kids is an unconventional family drama that uses conventional romantic comedy clichés to make its point.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

Daily Telegraph (UK)
July 6, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Solomons
Observer (UK)
July 1, 2012
Friends with Kids is funny and likable and while the dialogue is often bawdy and sexually frank, its elements are completely fairytale, including a climax involving a cross-town dash.
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
June 29, 2012
Adam Scott takes the leading male role as Jason Fryman. Were such a thing possible, he looks like he could be the son of Tom Cruise and Michael Sheen, minus their celebrity baggage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
June 29, 2012
Westfeldt's screenplay is often sharp, shrewd and funny...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
June 29, 2012
Sure this is going to draw some comparisons to Bridesmaids - and understandably so - but still there are some great performances and touching moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Liverpool Echo
June 29, 2012
Friends With Kids is a smart, witty and potty-mouthed confection that uses an intriguing premise as a hook for a familiar tale of soulmates who are blinkered to the deep love that binds them.

Liverpool Echo
June 29, 2012
Friends With Kids is a smart, witty and potty-mouthed confection that uses an intriguing premise as a hook for a familiar tale of soulmates who are blinkered to the deep love that binds them.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
June 29, 2012
If the leads ultimately conform to rom-com type, there's enough messiness, heartbreak and hurt around them to stop the movie becoming cosily bland.
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
June 28, 2012
It's left to the wonderful Scott, with his satyr's face and killer timing, to carry the movie through thick and thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
June 28, 2012
Sadly the film then downhill-races to a feelgood, feel-inauthentic ending. But for 90 of 107 minutes it is cracklingly good.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
June 28, 2012
It's difficult to muster the will to get behind these fools, and yet there are stretches where Westfeldt's script glows, such as an expertly executed dinner-table fracas, which manages to engage the entire ensemble.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
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
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
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
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
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
Shaun Munro
What Culture
June 26, 2012
Jennifer Westfeldt continues to forge a strong reputation as a writer of humanist romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
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
Helen O'Hara
Empire Magazine
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
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