Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Friends with Kids
If you only know Adam Scott from Parks and Recreation then you're in for a pleasant surprise. Scott's Jason is a jerk hiding not very deep pain who changes course, and Scott pulls off a couple of big speeches with an excellent burst of newly discovered emotion. Westfeldt is lively but her physical inexpressiveness is a problem for me, especially when put up against the presences of Wiig and Rudolph. Finally Friends with Kids isn't as bold as it wants to be, but a strong cast and good writing put it through. Movies about different kind of love are badly needed, and this one is an honest attempt to address modern adult life.