Kidding around: Wiig and Rudolph miss the mark
There must be a better reason to have a baby than to provide a plot point in a rom-com. Don't you think? Friends With Kids is altogether too casual about parenthood, and that supplies a shaky foundation to a plot that's less about human nature and more about clever dialogue. As a light entertainment it has its pleasures, but at the end I was left feeling sorry for the poor kid who emerges as such a great convenience.
We meet three couples who live comfortably in New York City and Brooklyn. They apparently chart their progress through life by comparing themselves to each other. That's possible in the sealed universe of a movie, although in life most couples have more than four friends, and there's a certain turnover rate.
Not here. Jason and Julie (Adam Scott and Jennifer Westfeldt) are very best friends who live in the same apartment building. They date around and don't have romantic feelings for each other— something they keep repeating lest we forget. They form what their friends treat as a virtual couple: They're not married, they're not sleeping together, and yet at a dinner party, you routinely invite them together. Full review.Read more on: movie review