An immensely irresistible, romantic comedy, that was charming, relatable, has a big heart and a great cast and has laughs, but unfortunately, not consistent ones, considering it's talented, comedic cast.
Friends With Kids, treads very familiar territory for the genre and is very predictable, but has this spontaneous spirit about it and is smarter than most of its kind, but it just never raises the bar to make the film memorable.
To me, they picked the wrong two people to be the leads and sure they are likable, but just don't have that certain spark, so they should of picked Kristin Wiig and John Hamm instead, which would of been much better to me and they were very under used here, which was disappointing, their characters were the most serious ones as well.
The real entertainment of the picture was Maya Rudolph and Chris O'Dowd, who were quite funny in their small role and stole most of the scenes, Megan Fox wasn't half bad in this, with little that she was given and held her own.
The movie was competently directed, by first time filmmaker Jennifer Westfeldt, mostly known from Kissing Jessica Stein from 2001 and is finally back in the spotlight and is probably an indie fave by now. After this modest success she should continue with not such a long wait this time, because the talent is certainly there.
Overall, the ending was a little too quick and simple for me and in the beginning I almost walked out, but it soon became more and more enjoyable, with smart writing that cares and respects its characters and has laughs here and there and is a type of film that makes you feel good when you walk out of the cinema, but just nothing great or that memorable as I was hoping for, or as laugh out loud funny. Rental