Last weekend I saw Friends with Kids, which was totally hilarious but beWARE: It was also an emotional GUERILLA WAR.
I'd forgotten I'd told Lavs and Dina I'd go with her to see the movie, just knowing I'd love it because of its amazing cast. I think I saw the trailer a good six months ago and promptly forgot the whole plot. So I thought I was going to see a movie about other people with friends with kids. And naturally, I assumed it'd be about how annoying it is, how boring the conversations become (Oh, REALLY? Is your child a baby genius? I've never heard anyone SAY that before. Oh, you want me to take three modes of transportation to visit you in your suburb/borough so you can be distracted the whole time? FUN!), how little in common you have with them. Read on...
It turns out, it's not about that at all--and it's totally my fault for not reading reviews before I went, BTW. It's about two friends deciding to have a baby outside of a relationship and then the fakeup that clearly ensues and then a very modern When Harry Met Sallyesque journey. It was very real in most ways but very unreal in others. And while I expected to identify with the friends with kids aspect, the fakeup subplot hit me like a drive-by shooting. EVERYONE was crying--even Dina and I and, well, we're not criers.
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