2011 Movie #90 - Friends With Kids (2012)
This was a fascinating movie for me to watch. The cast are incredible, and you can tell that the roles were crafted with these actors in mind. Chris O’Dowd was the big revelation for me. I’m a fan of his work in The IT Crowd and in Bridesmaids but I was incredibly impressed by his flawless American accent. I find that a lot of the time English actors can’t carry their charisma over to American characters, but I think if anything O’Dowd is even more likable as as American.
The film suffers from a loose hand in the editing room. Individual moments of relaxation and vibe can be fantastic, but they accumulate into a weight that drag down the whole of the film.
What I’ll Take Away: Be brutal in the editing room.