Friends with Kids

Rated 2.0

Friends with Kids: A large swath of the cast of Bridesmaids shows up for this romantic comedy that seems to be going an unconventional route for most of its running time. Too bad it falls apart in the last reel, cops out, and wraps up with some sort of weird Eyes Wide Shut ending. Written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt, who also stars, the cast is great and the movie works on a moderate level until the implosion. Adam Scott and Westfeldt star as two best friends living in Manhattan who decide to have a kid together while still dating other people. They are a likeable pair of actors, as are costars Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd, Edward Burns and Megan Fox. Westfeldt writes good dialogue and, let’s face it, Adam Scott is The Man, especially when he’s allowed to be a little mean. It’s a shame they couldn’t come up with something better than the torpedo ending.