REVIEW: FRIENDS WITH KIDS
OVERVIEW: Friendship doesn’t always go according to plan in Friends with Kids, the heart-felt new comedy from writer/director/actress Jennifer Westfeldt (Ira & Abbey, Kissing Jessica Stein), delivering on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital Download July 17 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film will also be available On Demand and Pay-Per-View July 13. Earning a #1 spot on Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List” and hailed by New York Magazine as “a rapid fire crowd pleaser,” Friends with Kids shares the story of a close-knit group of friends who have their relationships tested when parenthood enters the picture. The film is highlighted by an ensemble cast that along with Westfeldt includes Adam Scott (TV’s “Parks And Recreation,” TV’s “Party Down”), Golden Globe® winner Jon Hamm** (TV’s “Mad Men”), Academy Award® nominee Kristen Wiig*, Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, TV’s “Saturday Night Live”), Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), Megan Fox (Transformers) and Edward Burns (27 Dresses, Saving Private Ryan).
The Friends with Kids Blu-ray Disc and DVD release is loaded with must-see bonus features including a side-splitting gag reel featuring some of today’s most celebrated actor/comedians, deleted scenes, a “making of” featurette and an audio commentary.
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Jon Hamm star alongside Jennifer Westfeldt and Adam Scott in a daring and hilarious ensemble comedy about a close-knit circle of friends whose lives change once they have kids. The last two singles in the group (Westfeldt and Scott) observe the effect that kids have had on their friends' relationships and wonder if there's a better way to make it work. When they decide to have a child together and date other people, their unconventional “experiment” leads everyone in the group to question the nature of friendship, family and, above all, true love. Written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt and also starring Chris O'Dowd, Megan Fox and Edward Burns, Friends with Kids delivers the laughs and the heart from beginning to end!
The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen in a 1.78:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless.Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio (48kHz/24bit) in English and Spanish that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes
1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 1080P
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master
Deleted Scenes with optional audio commentary
"Making of" featurette
Audio commentary with Writer/Director/Actress Jennifer Westfeldt, Actor/Producer Jon Hamm and Director of Photography Will Rexer II
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