Friends with Kids

Remember when you were twenty-something and all dronkverdried with your best friend, and through a filter of gin you agreed that if you weren’t married by thirty you’d marry each other? Friends with Kids is sort of like what happens when people do that for realsies. Jennifer Westfeldt and Adam Scott play a couple of broody friends who, in the absence of “The One”, decide to have a child together.

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Why they decide this is anyone’s guess, since the various couples who surround them (cue SNL alumni and various Bridesmaids) are so completely dysfunctional and their kids are awful. (I don’t know that, I’m just surmising, based on experience.) Anyway of course there are emotional complications. Watch the movie; it’s all very sweetly worked out. Friends with Kids filmed in New York, and there’s a lot of snarky superiority of Manhattanites over Brooklynites.