Friends With Kids

Actor/Director Jennifer Westfield ("Kissing Jessica Stein") teams up with her (then) significant other, producer Jon Hamm (the two were childless by choice), to offer this wry observation about "Love, Happiness and Kids (pick two)."

Our main characters have been life-long platonic friends who chum around with two other couples just entering their child-bearing years. As babies arrive, our two watch the romance go out of those relationships. They both agree that they would like to have a child, but don't want to jeopardize any potential romance. The solution, as they see it, is to con- ceive a child together, cope with the baby's early demanding year or two as a team, but continue their quest to find their one true love...Yeah, right!

We see:
  • Jennifer Westfield (lots of TV) is our practical heroine. A good friend, a delightful companion and a great mother, so why complicate things?
  • Adam Scott ("Parks and Recreation") is her baby's proud daddy. He willingly shares the parental duties, including night feedings and diapers, and falls head-over-heels in love with his brand-new son.
  • Jon Hamm ("Mad Men") is the friend who asks the question, "How are you going to explain this to your son when he gets older? This isn't a puppy, it's a LIFE!"
  • Kristen Wiig ("Bridesmaids") loved the romantic part of first love; this next part...not so much.
  • Maya Rudolph ("Grown Ups") is determined to find "Mr. Right" for her friend. Besides, she wants everyone in the same boat, i.e., with husbands and children.
  • Chris O'Dowd ("Bridesmaids") bemoans the lack of conjugal sex after a few years of marriage. He suggests a man should marry someone he really LIKES!
  • Megan Fox ("Jonah Hex") is the paragon our hero meets in the park. She's a dancer (limber) and doesn't want children (avail- able), so what's the problem?
  • Edward Burns ("Man on a Ledge") couldn't be more perfect: Tall, Handsome, Smart, Romantic, Considerate...the list goes on and on...and on...and on...
Make no mistake, this is a Chick Flick and fairly predictable, but it's a romance, not a romantic comedy. The difference is that they have the nerve to ask what comes after the heady glow of hot sex looses its heat? And believe me, they each find hot sex!

Despite its R rating, there are no sweaty bodies, no gunshots, no vehi- cular mayhem and no blowie uppie stuff. You will, however, hear lots of profanity and, once again, be treated to very anatomical discussions.
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