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Friends With Kids Review

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1.0

Dave White Profile

Needs its diaper changed. Read full review

2.5

Grae Drake Profile

Banality on board. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    55

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 10

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    It's shrill in tone, awash in unexamined narcissism - kids are just pretexts for laughs, rather than objects of love - and afflicted by explosive verbal diarrhea. There's simply no base line of normal human activity, let alone intimacy, until the anticouple finally re-examines their anticommitment credo. By then everyone has been so selfish and dislikable that our commitment to the film is lost.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    The co-screenwriter of "Kissing Jessica Stein" goes solo as writer and director with a romantic comedy that takes time to find its groove but steadily accumulates heart and humor.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Friends With Kids takes a fresh and funny look at a familiar subject, with enough buoyant romance to satisfy audiences drawn to starry-eyed love stories and hopeful endings.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    The observations about parenthood, pro and con, are quick and smart, and Scott effortlessly steals the show, softening Westfeldt's brittle cuteness.

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