Friends with Kids Scores Big With Critics

March 20, 2012 8:41 pm


Reviews are in, and Friends With Kids is a hit.  See what just some of the critics of to say about Jennifer’s directorial debut:

“The laughs leave scars. For this, credit Westfeldt, an actress of rare wit and grace, and now a filmmaker with a keen eye for nuance.” -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Westfeldt is showing us an aspect of contemporary love and attachment that throws the whole thing into doubt.” -Karen Durbin, Elle

“Westfeldt belongs to a generation (and class) of people for whom nothing about having kids is easy. Her intensity feels just right—better than in any film I’ve seen in years—for How We Breed Now.” -David Edelstein, New York Magazine

“It’s the ever-likable Westfeldt and Scott who carry the movie, from its opening scenes as they have a phone conversation in their respective beds…relaxing and smiling as they talk, as if the other’s voice is a home.” -Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times

“It’s the way Ms. Westfeldt mixes dramatic intensity with effortless naturalism that makes the film so charming.” -Rex Reed, New York Observer