Saturday, March 03, 2012

Missing Movies & A Date Night Idea

"Let's go to the movies, let's go see the stars" ~ That song from Annie (yes, I did just quote a song from Annie)

As far as dates go, I'm pretty easy to impress. Especially now that leaving the house at night (or at 11am) without children feels indulgent in and of itself. Take me to dinner and a movie and I'm one happy mama. Never mind that it's the ultimate date cliche.

I inherited my love of movies from my parents, and they used to throw a fun Oscar party every year with mostly my friends. So when this year's Oscars came around and I had only seen one of the nominated movies, it made me feel so out of the loop. Clearly I have other things going on, but I'd still like to see more movies in the next year. If at all possible.

Our most recent date night involved watching Bridesmaids at home, which was awesome. T actually stayed awake for the whole thing and that's saying something. So, this seems like the perfect flick for a future date night, especially since it's basically a Bridesmaids sequel (the synopsis below was not written by me, btw):

Friends With Kids is a daring and poignant ensemble comedy about a close-knit circle of friends at that moment in life when children arrive and everything changes. The last two singles in the group observe the effect that kids have had on their friends' relationships and wonder if there’s a better way.  They decide to have a kid together - and date other people.

Jennifer Westfeldt wrote, directed, and stars in the romantic comedy Friends with Kids. She plays Julie, a Manhattanite whose biological clock is about to run out, so she convinces her longtime platonic best friend, Jason (Adam Scott) to father a child with her. They seem to have a much easier time juggling the responsibilities of new parenthood without the complication of being in a relationship with each other, which is in contrast to the two couples they are closest to. As their friends' marriages implode, Julie and Jason's happy equilibrium topples over as well when he falls for a hot young artist (Megan Fox) and she begins dating a successful businessman (Edward Burns).

There are big laughs and unexpected emotional truths as this unconventional 'experiment' leads everyone in the group to question the nature of friendship, family and, finally, true love.

Friends With Kids stars Adam Scott ("Parks and Recreation"), Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd, Megan Fox and Edward Burns.  
Written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein).  
Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will release Friends With Kids on March 9, 2012.

Hint hint, Mr. T.

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