• Thu, Jan 12 2012

Video: Friends With Kids Looks Like A Better Version Of Bridesmaids, Kind Of

The trailer for Friends With Kids came out today, and it looks like it has the potential to be every bit as good as you hoped Bridesmaids would be. It features a lot of the same beloved actors (Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph) plus some additional beloved actors (Adam Scott!!!) and it configures them in different ways, satisfying your urge to see Wiig and Hamm play opposite one another for real.

The film’s basic premise is this: two good friends (Adam Scott and Jennifer Westfeldt) both want to have a baby, but neither has anyone with whom to have said baby, so they have the baby with each other, platonically. Not exactly new territory for a movie, but I’m hoping the script and stars are strong enough to carry it off. Things get weird when they throw Megan Fox into the mix as Scott’s love interest–I’m so used to seeing her as a bionic Frankenbabe that it’s hard to accept her playing a normal person–but maybe the movie will use this to its advantage.

Friends With Kids was written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt (Hamm’s real life girlfriend), who has proven herself in the past with films like Kissing Jessica Stein and Ira & Abby, so I’m hopeful. Although, to be honest, you could stick these stars in a dumb rom-com with Katherine Heigl and I’d probably still see it.

(Via The Hairpin)

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