Friends With Kids Trailer Released

Hitting theaters on March 9th is not only what looks to be a great movie, with a brilliant cast, but a film you can real cheer for just based on the writer/director. Friends with Kids is written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt, and while being in a relationship with Mad Men’s Jon Hamm for more than a decade probably doesn’t hurt your career, she broke out as both a writer and actress with 2001’s uber-indie Kissing Jessica Stein.

Not just a quirky charmer, that film has gone on to manage almost a cult status. She also wrote and starred in the horribly overlooked Ira & Abby in 2006, and won a Best Actress Tony in 2004.

In Friends with Kids, Westfeldt finally takes the reins, writing, starring, and directing this ensemble piece about a group of friends who are all at that place in life where kids start entering the picture. Our gimmick here is that the last two singles in the group take a long, hard look at the changes in their friends’ relationships, and decide to approach adulthood from a different angle, by having a kid together, but dating other people.

Westfeldt is again doing what she does best, exploring relationships by throwing some monkey wrench into the works, and letting the nature of curiosity bring to light the truths about all relationships.

The film stars Westfeldt, Adam Scott, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd, Megan Fox, and Edward Burns. While most of that cast will pull a lot of people in just by naming them, don’t overlook The IT Crowd‘s Chris O’Dowd, who I think may finally get a chance to prove himself to American audiences with a role he can really deliver.

In the next few months, this is the one you really want to watch for, and I have little doubt it will find its way to the top of the comedy pile at year’s end.

Check the trailer below.




For more info, visit:



Enhanced by Zemanta
Marc Eastman
Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

Must Read

Ford v Ferrari Releases New Trailer And Poster

On first glance, with no information beyond the title and perhaps the poster, you might imagine that Matt Damon and Christian Bale...

Good Boys Review – Movies For Those Who Have To Sneak In Return?

It's some time since I was forced to question the intended audience of a film... well, when looked at in relation to...

Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood Montage Poster Kicks Up Film’s Nostalgia

Tarantino is nothing if not a certain form of slave to film nostalgia, but in his upcoming effort, Once Upon a Time...


Mr. Mercedes Review – King Adaptation Is Brilliant But Drags

Mr. Mercedes is a certain sort of triumph, but it isn't going to be for everyone. It's a great character study, and you'll wish you could binge it, but you'll also want to fast-forward.

Tin Star Review – Tim Roth Tackles Big Oil And Personality Flaws

Tim Roth's Tin Star is easily one of the best performances the year will offer, though the show itself doesn't quite live up to that. It's a wildly fun thriller, but it will make you uncomfortable to say that, and it's one you'll definitely find yourself wanting to binge.

The Heart Guy TV Review (aka ‘Doctor Doctor’)

Fans of Doc Martin have a new favorite show to check out, and everyone else has a charming dramedy filled with quirky characters to fall in love with.