Half of the ensemble cast from the 2011 comedy Bridesmaids, including Jon Hamm who plays a really big asshole, who navigate this screwy and raunchy tale of friendship, petty jealousies, and competition.
An unmarried couple like the one in the 2009 comedy-drama Away We Go who are having a kid and are scared of losing what they like about their current lives but are ultimately determined to make it work.
The 2012 sometimes-raunchy comedy Friends with Kids about a group of couple friends, including Jon Hamm who plays a really big asshole, in an unspoken competition to see who can successfully achieve love, happiness, and parenthood all at once. In the center of the film is two best friends who believe the best approach is to share the responsibilities of the child but remain platonic.
For me, Friends with Kids was a good film to watch unfold -a glimpse of how the insertion of kids may or may not affect one’s adult life - but had too cliche of an ending for me. However, it is one movie that I would still recommend anyone in the mood to laugh and/or examine the complexities of male-female friendships on screen.
Are you a fan of Judd Apatow’s Superbad? Well, a video of the table read for the “sex scene that never was” made its way on to YouTube yesterday. Apparently, the infamous scenes between some of the characters including Becca (Martha MacIssac) and Evan (Michael Cera) would have been totally different if the actors had stuck to what was written in the script. Would that have changed the movie for you? Watch the video below of the Superbad stars Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, and Martha MacIsaac and judge for yourself. You have to watch it if only to see a still chubby Jonah Hill.
Judd Apatow is becoming a ubiquitous fixture on the entertainment scene, but you don’t see me complaining. On top of his recently produced TV show Girlspremiering on HBO in April, the Jason Segel/Emily Blunt comedy The Five-Year Engagement has been announced to be the opening selection for this year’s Tribeca film festival before it hits theaters on April 27th.
Guess what? I will be attending Tribeca this year! It’ll be my third time at the festival but I’m just as excited. Will I see this? I’m still not sure. I’m not getting that familiar 40 Year Old Virgin or Knocked Up comedy tingle from the trailer, but as a Judd Apatow/Jason Segel fan, I’m still considering it.
Girls/ Like Judd Apatow? If yes, then firstly, we definitely can be friends. Secondly, check out this teaser trailer for one of his new ventures, the upcoming HBO series Girls. The series, which will be screened at this year’s SxSW festival and premiere in April, follows the experiences of a young 20-something girl as she struggles to live survive in Manhattan, and of course, comedy ensues. Sex in the City this ain’t. Important to note that this is also written and directed by Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture). It has a bit of charm so I might give it a try.