Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Friends with Kids

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Friends with Kids – Opening March 9, 2012

I’m excited to return to this regular feature now that awards season is done, and I’ll admit that I hadn’t seen a trailer for an upcoming film in a long time. I quickly stumbled upon this one when I saw Adam Scott’s name in the cast, and I’m quite glad I did. Scott, who plays nerd Ben on “Parks & Recreation,” has an unusual opportunity to be totally depraved and play a relatively nice sleazeball as a man who wants to have a baby with his best friend, played by Jennifer Westfeldt from “Kissing Jessica Stein,” who fires back her share of lewd and hilarious comments. The supporting cast includes Jon Hamm from “Mad Men” and not one but three “Bridesmaids” ensemble players: Kristin Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and Chris O’Dowd. I’m less impressed by Megan Fox, though it looks like she’s been given an appropriate role. The concept isn’t terribly fresh, but this comedy looks determined to be funny and maybe even a bit smart. There’s nothing wrong with a good adult comedy, and this looks to be one of the first such films of 2012.

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