Locomotive, Points West Pictures, Red Granite Pictures,
Adam Scott, Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd, Megan Fox, Edward Burns, Lee Bryant, Michael Dean, Ilana Levine, Derek Cecil
Two best friends, Jason Fryman (Adam Scott) and Julie Keller (Jennifer Westfeldt) are happy just being friends. But both see an advantage to having a baby, but don’t want to mess up their friendship with romance. So they decide to have a baby as partners, and to share the responsibilities without the hassles of romance. Looking at their friends who are married, none of them seem to be really happy. But when Jason meets a really perfect girl in Mary Jane (Megan Fox) and Julie decides it’s time to settle down with her new flame, complications in the arrangement pop up all over the place. Is it right to raise a child without a family? Can child rearing be a business venture? These questions are answered with lots of humor and comedy mixed in for good measure.
I was not highly impressed with this film, but at the same time, it wasn’t all that bad. This is definitely a rental, no doubt about it, but as a simple date night DVD, it’s not half bad. The acting is decent and the dynamics of the married folks (especially between husband Jon Hamm and wife Kristin Wiig) is pretty funny. I was amused throughout the film, but it was never over the top funny. Basically it’s pretty good. The timing between these two is really awful, and every time one of them nearly gets it together, the other one screws up. This gives us a lot to watch and enjoy and a lot of realization that life isn’t all that easy. The casting is really well done, and the script isn’t bad, so it’s a nice little romantic comedy that is a different look at the situation that I’ve seen before, and I think it’s well worth the price of a rental. I enjoyed it.
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