Film Review Friends With Kids

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A bubcom. That’s what they’re calling the sudden onslaught of films featuring babies, romantic storylines and comedic scenes involving poop and pregnant women. Last week, we reviewed What To Expect When You’re Expecting. This week, we’re talking about our Friends With Kids.

We all know ‘first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage’ isn’t always how it goes. Sometimes it’s more, ‘first comes friendship, then comes a ticking maternal clock, then comes making a baby with your best friend to save on possible disappointment later in life’.

And this is the basic storyline of Friends With Kids. Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt) is a successful but unlucky-in-love thirty-something whose maternal clock is ticking. Jason (Adam Scott) is a successful, sex-crazed thirty-something who has had cartons of milk last longer than some relationships. Having seen their friends’ marriages turn sour with the addition of children but not wanting to miss out on the ‘miracle of life’, Julie and Jason decide to have a baby together but keep their relationship purely platonic.

Of course, the road they choose has a few more ‘bumps’ than the one they were planning. Like all romcom characters who attempt to beat the system with a constructed plan, Jason and Julie are foiled when they inevitably fall in love with each other. Who saw that gigantic pot hole coming?

Up until this point in the plot, Friends With Kids is fantastically dry and witty. After all, the film is basically the cast of ‘Bridesmaids’ in a different story line. Co-stars include  Maya Rudolph and Chris O’Dowd (who’s relationship is as ridiculous as it is adorable), Jon Hamm and a surprisingly unenthusiastic Kristen Wiig (it was a strange spectacle to us too). However, it’s the last 30 minutes of Friends With Kids’ which is this film’s Achilles’ heel. Enjoy the first 77 minutes while they last.

Running Time: 107 mins
I’d give it: 4 out of 5
Take your: platonic man-friend
If you like this, you’ll also like: Bridesmaids or Three Men and a Little Baby

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Bob Jane T-Mart Tread Safely Week

Tread Safely week launches 5th to the 11th of September each year and just like a breast check for Pink Ribbon Day, it was created in order to remind you to check your tyres.

Given the health of your tyres is super important to ensure the safety of yourself and your precious cargo (not to mention other road users and pedestrians), the wonderful people at Bob Jane T-Mart (aka BYTM) have created a pretty nifty was to check your tyres, DIY style.

Like most women, we can safely assume you know next to nix about tyres. Thing is, you can use some handy-dandy items easily found in the bottom of your bag to check them out all by yourself.

Whether it’s your nail file, hair comb or even a good old Lady Jayne bobby pin, just look for the groove on your tyre and gently wedge it in; if the depth of your tyre is less than 2mm, it’s time to high tail it to your nearest BJTM.

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Sneak peak of 2017 Pirelli Calendar

When you’re talking about the ultimate in celebrity endorsement, you can’t go past the famous Pirelli Calendar.

Tyres have never looked so good with the soon to be released 2017 calendar snapped by world renowned photographer Peter Lindbergh on location in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Le Touquet (North of Paris) and in New York.

Dating back to 1963, the Pirelli calendar is well known for not only showcasing the world’s most beautiful models photographed within - but for the photographers who shoot it.

This year, however, the line up is more movie star than model with snaps of A-list actresses featuring such names as our very own Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Uma Thurman, Robin Wright and Penelope Cruz Sanchez gracing the month by month pages.

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It's Time for a Tyre Check

There is only one thing more boring on the face of this planet than cricket, and that’s tyres. You can shine, style and soup them up all you like, but at the end of the day (and that day is looooong for most women), all roads lead back to Snoozeville. Women simply are not that interested in tyres. Yet we should be. And here’s why:

Sorry to be the Richie Benaud of the automotive world. However, we need to have a serious conversation. Sure we all know the tyres on our car keep us safe – yeah, yeah, we get it already. But do you?

Driving on bad tyres can result in you losing control of your vehicle, and can cause a serious accident – and we are meant to check them every fortnight! The reality of buying and maintaining the right tyres on your car can truly be the difference between life and death, and at some point, all tyres will start to lose performance in terms of their traction and braking ability. It’s time to tread carefully, sisters.

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Review Bad Moms

At the time of writing, Bad Moms has apparently already made almost $56 million big ones at the box office and it’s my bet it will double, triple and even inspire a TV series. Yes, sisters, it’s. that. good.

Think the Hangover meets Sex and the City – Bad Moms is crass, irreverent and confronting, yet oh so relatable it will make you squirm in your seat on more than a few occasions. And just like SATC, if you’re a Mum, you’ll see yourself in at least one (if not all) of the main characters which can uncomfortable, comforting and hilarious all at the same time.

Continuing on with our SATC comparison, the main characters could be Carrie, Samantha and Charlotte (ditching Miranda, I mean, who ever liked her anyway?) but are now Mums living in the burbs. Amy, Carla and Kiki but ‘living the dream’ of the white picket fence variety, swapping their Manolo’s for Kumfs and their Cosmopolitans for long blacks, their days as Moms are tedious, long and unfulfilled.

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