You may recognize Jennifer Westfeldt as John Hamm’s gal or as the writer/star of the gay-friendly romantic comedy Kissing Jessica Stein. Now, with Friends With Kids Westfeldt performs the ultimate trifecta in moviemaking — she writes, directs, and stars in a story about two BFFs who want to have a kid without the messy bullcorn of marriage. Starring a nice chunk of the Bridesmaids cast and the quaint quirkiness of Adam Scott, the movie is a nice little treat for those of us who have to deal with, as the title suggests, friends with kids. I had a chance to talk to Westfeldt (who, by the way, looked STUNNING in the interview) about the movie — she also manages to fit Mr. Mom into our conversation:
FRIENDS WITH KIDS is a daring and poignant ensemble comedy 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.
Friends With Kids opens in theaters today.