This is a first for me, and perhaps I should leave the movie reviews to the experts (my brother, Andrew, has a wonderful film blog: Who Cares? Reviews), but I couldn’t help myself. After seeing Friends with Kids, I felt the need to share how wonderfully witty this movie is with the world! Knowing that the majority of the cast starred in Bridesmaids together could have an influence on someone going to see this movie, both in a positive and negative way. For me, it turned out to be a very positive thing and having seen Bridesmaids did not skew my perception of this movie at all. With that being said, I loved Bridesmaids and what I’m trying to get at is that both films were excellent in their own right, and were very different.
The basic premise of the film is that there are two best friends who both want to have children but decide to have a child together, while maintaining a platonic relationship. The goal of this plan is to avoid the issues that their married friends, with kids, were experiencing. While this plot sounds familiar (yes, it has done before) the writing and the delivery of the lines are spot on and what drive the success of the movie. Jennifer Westfeldt, who wrote, directed and starred in the movie, did a phenomenal job in all three roles in my opinion. Again, like I said, my opinion might not have the weight of a true film critic, but this is my blog and I get to call the shots around here!