Blu-ray, DVD Release: Friends With Kids

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 17, 2012
Price: DVD $27.98, Blu-ray $39.99
Studio: Lionsgate

Friends with Kids movie scene

Jennifer Westfeldt and Adam Scott take their friendship to a new level in Friends with Kids.

Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein) and Adam Scott (Piranha) star in the comedy Friends with Kids, which looks at a close-knit circle of friends whose lives change once they have children.

Westfeldt and Scott are the last two singles in the aforementioned group and as they observe the effect that kids have had on their friends’ relationships, they begin to wonder if there’s a better way to make it work. When the to decide to have a child together while continuing to date other people, their unconventional “experiment” leads everyone in the group to question the nature of friendship, family and, yes, love.

Written and directed by Westfeldt, Friends with Kids‘ rousing ensemble of also includes Kristen Wiig (Paul), Jon Hamm (TV’s Mad Men), Maya Rudolph (Grown Ups), Chris O’Dowd (Gulliver’s Travels), Megan Fox (Passion Play) and Edward Burns (Nice Guy Johnny).

Released to a limited number of U.S. theaters in March, 2012, the R-rated film grossed only $7.2 million at the domestic box office. That’s a little surprising, considering the reviews were relatively genial and the film boasts a lot of star power (including Wiig, O’Dowd, Hamm and Rudolph from last year’s smash Bridesmaids).

The discs contain the following features:

  • Deleted Scenes with optional audio commentary
  • Gag Reel
  • “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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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.