Friends with Kids
Written by: Jennifer Westfeldt
Produced by: Joshua Astrachan, Riza Aziz, Jon Hamm, Jake Kasdan, Joey McFarland
Original release: March 9, 2012
World premiere: September 9, 2011 at the Toronto International Film Festival
Running time: 107 minutes
Kristen Wiig as: Kelly Campbell
Other cast: Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott, Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd
More information at IMDb.com
Friends with Kids is a daring and poignant ensemble comedy about a close-knit circle of friends at that moment in life when children arrive and everything changes. The last two singles in the group observe the effect that kids have had on their friends’ relationships and wonder if there’s a better way. They decide to have a kid together – and date other people. There are big laughs and unexpected emotional truths as this unconventional ‘experiment’ leads everyone in the group to question the nature of friendship, family and, finally, true love.
Missy: We ran into a couple of friends from his work downstairs.
Ben: …a long phone call.
Leslie: In the bathroom?
Jason: Who did you run into?
Missy: Our friends, Dave and Barbara.
Ben: …Barbara and Dave.