Best friends become platonic parents in the new comedy, 'Friends with Kids'

March 9, 2012

Surrounded by friends who have coupled off, gotten married and started to procreate, platonic friends Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt) and Jason (Adam Scott) are at a dead point in their own respective love lives.

Listen to Jennifer Westfeldt's conversation with Steve Edwards on the Afternoon Shift here

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They’re in their early 30's, and each is itching for a child of their own.  But they see the grinding effect children have had on their friends’ romantic relationships, and decide that they’ve got to come up with a backup plan that gives them the kid they each want, without the tumults of relationships that they don’t.

Their solution:  have a kid together, but maintain their platonic relationship.

Friends with Kids marks actress and filmmaker Jennifer Westfeldt’s directorial debut. She spoke with Steve Edwards about writing, directing and staring in the film.  Joining Westfeldt and Scott on camera are Westfeldt’s real-life boo, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Ed Burns and others.

Friends with Kids opens in Chicago on Friday, March 9th.