Friends with Kids (2011) by Jennifer Westfeldt + A.C.O.D. (2013) by Stu Zicherman
When flying, I always make a point to accompany plastic food & plastic wine and a fluffy flick that I would never be caught watching on the big screen (but in the hope that it would pleasantly surprise me) => Friends With Kids. Verdict: even when high on booze and altitude, that is not a good movie. It’s trying way too hard to say something meaningful about friendship, parenthood and love (snore) — nothing that hasn’t been said much better before somewhere else. But it’s got a good bunch of actors — people I like to watch in pretty much anything: Maya Rudolph + Chris O’Dowd + Kristen Wiig.
Then I watched A.C.O.D, using Adam Scott as a segue (I like running themes), and enjoyed that one much more. Although that is not a good movie either. But it’s got some laughs. And more importantly, it’s got Catherine O’Hara in top form and Jessica Alba in top shape ( + when is Amy Poehler not funny?).
[Seen on a TAM flight to Sao Paulo on Sat 15 February 2014]