This weekend my husband Alex and I caught the film Friends With Kids. With a stellar cast including some of my fave comedic actresses, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig, I knew it was going to be funny, but I didn't expect it to be as hilarious as it was.
The film centers on college buds Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt, also the writer and director!) and Jason (Adam Scott), who are now in their late thirties, and getting bored with the Manhattan dating scene. All of their college pals have coupled up, had babies and moved to Brooklyn, but their marriages have taken a hit due to babydom.
Julie and Jason both want a child, but haven't met "the one." So they concoct an idea - why not have a baby with each other, stay "just friends," and split the childcare responsibilities 50/50? They'll skip over the stresses of trying to keep up a marriage while gaining all the benefits of parenthood. Their plan seems to work - at first. Until post-baby Julie falls in love with Jason.
It's a bit of a gimmick but SO much fun to watch. Even my husband Alex, who usually scoffs at romantic comedies was chuckling all along. (It helps that the dudes in the film are completely relatable.) Jon Hamm gives a really funny performance. And look out for a hot Ed Burns who plays some serious Mommy catnip! :) I highly recommend checking out this film!