'Friends with Kids' Trailer: Finally, a Movie for People Who Just Want To Have a Kid with Their Friend?

January 12, 2012


Well, apparently Jennifer Westfeldt really loved the shit out of Bridesmaids. The writer and star of Kissing Jessica Stein makes her directorial debut with Friends with Kids, and in it she's crammed herself against Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph, and Chris O'Dowd--as well as Adam Scott, whose omission from Bridesmaids was sort of an oversight to begin with--and she has once again forced them all to drink wine and have sex for our amusement. This time, though, the focus is on Jessica Stein and Scott, the single friends among a group of happy couples. Their respectively empty womb and heavy testicles aching to produce offspring, the two make an arrangement to have a kid together but not actually start a relationship, both seemingly unaware that NBC already passed on that sitcom pilot several years ago.

Here's the trailer. You can decide for yourself which aspect is least convincing: Chris O'Dowd's American accent, the notion that any guy outside the universe of Three Men and a Baby would just want to raise a kid with his friend, or Megan Fox?

Bringing in so many charming ringers shouldn't be allowed in the sport of romantic-comedy.

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