Friends With Money
Friends With Money (2006)

A single woman envies the security of her married friends, while they in turn dream of her freedom in this comedy drama. Olivia (Jennifer Aniston) is a single woman in her mid-thirties who feels she's reached a crossroads in her life.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 29, 2006
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Stong lead performances, witty dialogue and wry observations cement Friends With Money as another winning dramedy from writer/director Nicole Holofcener.

David Ansen
Newsweek

This delicious, seriocomic tale of four friends in affluent, liberal, west L.A. grappling with midlife crises, metrosexual spouses and household remodeling takes on an avoided subject: money, and how it affects our relationships.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Holofcener builds scenes around motifs that resonate marvelously.

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Film4

Boasting generous performances from each player, this is a film that understands the foibles of human nature.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

This is a dense and sophisticated work about mortality, materialism, madness, jealousy and pity a movie in which the fabulous duds are ripped off the "Sex and the City" gals and they're left teetering on the edge of the abyss...

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

It engages us from beginning to end without strong narrative, or narratives. It lives through the quality of Holofcener's dialogue and the performances that she has drawn from her actors.

Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Tidily grounded in Sitcomland

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Jessica Winter
Time Out

As a creator of characters, Holofcener has strong instincts for emblematic situations and telling habits, yet she takes a reticent approach to development -- she observes her subjects closely, but doesn't necessarily interpret.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Sharply observed and cleverly written, in the end, the film is also a bit superficial, like its characters' lives.

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

Holofcener jibes class and materialism without getting preachy and avoids formula with wit and compassion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Enjoyed this for the second time. Not a huge story, and not a cute rom com as you might expect with Jennifer Anniston. Jennifer plays Olivia, a down on her… More
Jennifer Xu
Friends With Money has much more of a bite than other Holofcener films, it's sort of a nice remix on her themes. But it also makes me a little bit… More
Julie B
One of those "seems so real you feel like a voyeur" flicks. I had a hard time believing Jennifer Aniston as a sad sack, but the rest of the cast was… More
Steven Carrier
Nicole Holofcener's "Friends with Money" is THE zeitgeist film for the 00s. It achieves that status because it was never trying to achieve it.… More
Bethany Murphy
It was ok. Nothing really that special or outstanding. Dissapointing since I love Jennifer Aniston.
Alice Shen
Every character is so well-developed. Every nothing-fight, every performance, every funny and sad moment, is perfectly paced under Holofcener's direction.… More

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