We’ve just got our hands on the first trailer for Friends With Kids, the new comedy starring Adam Scott, Jon Hamm (yum), Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd (who’s just been nominated for a BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award), Megan Fox and Edward Burns. Written by and starring Jennifer Westfeldt, long-term girlfriend of Jon Hamm, they don’t have kids..this is a clue.
You might recognise Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd from Bridesmaids as they all featured heavily in that comedy as well. However this film is 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.
I saw this film at the Toronto Film Festival last year and really loved it, it’s very funny. 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.
Funnier than Bridesmaids and not just another lame romcom. I also high-fived writer Jennifer Westfeld after the movie, very distracted that she was standing next to my dream man, her boyfriend, I almost slapped her in the face, well that’s my excuse. Grrr, not jealous at all.
It’s in cinema’s in the UK June 29th