Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Friends with Kids: charming!

the Poster:

the Trailer:

the Plot with Pix:

Adam Scott with Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt.

the six Original friends.

Missy (Kristen Wiig) and Ben (Jon Hamm), the newlyweds are so much into each other.

Leslie (Maya Rudolph) and Alex (Chris O'Dowd), the couple who was married and having kids earlier as compared to their friends.

Jason (Adam Scott) and Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt), college friends who can relate to each other on every level. they have the same sense of humor and similar take on life.

Leslie and Julie in the kitchen, preparing for birthday dinner at Maya and Alex's home. the topsy-turviness of Leslie and Alex's family life made Jason and Julie felt that marriage is too much with kids.

the options that Jason and Julie had pondered and agreed upon.

Missy and Ben with Leslie and Alex clearly thought that Friends with Kids arrangement surely will send their mutual friends, Jason and Julie into doom.

the life as Friends with Kids seems to augur well between Jason and Julie, much to the amazement and disbelief of their married friends.

...until Jason brought Mary Jane (Megan Fox) into the equation. Julie is most displeased, subconsciously.

so Julie brought Kurt (Edward Burns) into the mix. but she is holding a torch for someone else entirely. and during the dinner, Jason said something that certainly would toss my heart into limbo if he said it of me :)

which led to Julie celebrating her birthday by confessing to Jason that she loves him. TADA. a bomb just dropped :grins:

the Riviu:
as i said, the movie is charming. i enjoyed it from the start though at first i kinda lost the names of the rest of the Gang.

the scene where Jason and Julie attempted to conceive their kid is hilarious. the phrase "may i approach the Bench" stuck on my head and made me grin.

it was a whimsical story to me, i mean, it's not at all practical in my society. and what Julie felt for Jason is only normal. i mean, the guy is a gem, pandai jaga anak semua. sporting segala. wah, aku pun nak!

and the upheavals that Missy-Ben and Leslie-Alex endured once with kids are common enough. tempers are expected to erupt and cause uneasiness for childless couples, lest the unmarried singles.

i like the part where they depicted how Missy and Ben drifted apart from each other. whereas the Gang nurtured over Missy and accepted her new man, Ben got to hang out with the guys out of the circle. it's always going to be a choice when a pair of friends just broke up, don't you think so?

but i do feel that the ending was kinda rushed. the storyline should have given more time for Jason to realise that he's into Julie.


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