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Watch: 'Friends with Kids' Trailer Features 'Bridesmaids' Cast Plus Westfeldt, Scott, Burns & Fox

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood January 12, 2012 at 12:50PM

Jennifer Westfeldt's "Friends with Kids" has a familiar-faced trailer hitting the web. It stars Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Adam Scott, Chris O'Dowd, Edward Burns and Megan Fox. TOH! caught the film at Toronto; Westfeldt ("Kissing Jessica Stein, Ira & Abby") is a better filmmaker than she is a movie star...
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Friends with Kids
Wiig and Hamm in 'Friends with Kids'

Jennifer Westfeldt's "Friends with Kids" has a familiar-faced trailer hitting the web. It stars Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Adam Scott, Chris O'Dowd, Edward Burns and Megan Fox. TOH! caught the film at Toronto; Westfeldt ("Kissing Jessica Stein, Ira & Abby") is a better filmmaker than she is a movie star; the sharply observed comedy about a group of friends, two married couples with kids and two single best friends who decide to have a baby together without romantic entanglement, would have been better served with Westfeldt in a supporting role, with the underutilized Kristen Wiig in the lead. Check out early reviews and our interview with Westfeldt and real-life partner Hamm here; trailer is below:

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.