Pete and Brigette Review Friends With Kids

Friends With Kids


Describe it in 25 words or less.

Pete: Two friends of opposite gender decide to have a child together but with the idea of being able to have sexual relationships with others.

Brigette: An intimate look at the ways in which having kids changes your life.


Pete & Brigette: Drama

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pete: Alex because he was the only one that made me laugh.

Brigette: Kurt because I felt that he learned a lot from his divorce.

Who was your least favorite character and why?

Pete: Jason Fryman because he came off as being a huge jerk.

Brigette: Mary Jane because she was incredibly immature and selfish.

Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?

Pete: It confused me a little at first and when I understood what was happening it became rather thought provoking, but all too predictable in the end.

Brigette: It was immediately intriguing but also quickly became incredibly uncomfortable.

Favorite quote:

Ben: “So, why didn’t you guys ever even try to get together?”
Jason Fryman: “It’s too much familiarity. It’s like she’s one of my limbs.”
Ben: “And that’s bad, because…?”

Jason: “But then after all the hoopla, nobody sleeps for what, like a year?”
Julie: “Yeah, a year or two.”
Jason: “Right…that’ll make you mean.”

How was the soundtrack?

Brigette: It suited the film to a T, however many of the songs were very difficult to find. We’ve added as many as possible to Grooveshark and the rest that we could find are linked here for your perusal.
All The Places by Jacob Steele
Losing Control by Oliver Butler and Fergus Williams
Sugar Way by The Clovers
Don’t Cha by Richard Freita
Django Festival by Stefano Torossi and Federico Ferrandina
M-O-M by Tim Hockenberry

How was the ending?

Pete: Too predictable.

Brigette: Completely unrealistic and sappy.

What was the moral of the story?

Pete: Avoid succumbing to peer-group pressure.

Brigette: Having kids will change your life one way or another.

Who would you recommend it to?

Pete: Anyone who has friends with children and are thinking about having children themselves.

Brigette: To anyone who believes having children won’t change anything.

Won’t Eat Their Cereal Opportunity: Jon Hamm Won’t Eat His Cereal

Recipe: Quiche Lorraine


friends with kids artwork

Craft/Activity: Make your own abacus wall art.

Beer Pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Bell’s Brewery’s Oarsman Berliner Weisse

Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
The Met

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What was the most significant way having kids changed your life?

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