Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein, Ira & Abby) is the writer, director, producer, and star of the new indie comedy, Friends with Kids. More conveniently, she's also the real-life partner of the real-life Don Draper, Jon Hamm, something that's helpful when casting your witty little (under $10 million) movie.
The film (which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September, and is slated for a March release date), revolves around two best friends (Westfeldt and Party Down's Adam Scott) who observe the toll parenthood is taking on couples they're friendly with, and decide to have a child together (platonically) while continuing to date others. (Usually code for "the two fall in love anyway.") The idea for the film came about after Westfeldt and Hamm noticed their friends starting families and "all but disappearing from their lives."
At first blush, the movie would appear to be a sequel to Bridesmaids, with Wiig and Hamm playing one couple, and Maya Rudolph and Chris O'Dowd another. Edward Burns and Megan Fox also star, but, sadly, there's no Melissa McCarthy to be seen. She and Jack Black could have made an entertainingly manic couple themselves.