Top critical review
Amusing and funny
on February 18, 2014
I think if you have experienced divorce, this movie will probably resonate, and feel like it "gets it." Having never experienced divorce, I will say that it was amusing and in parts quite funny.
Some subplots felt like very-empty filler, and did nothing for the story. Julia Louis-Dreyfus' daughter seemed very distant, and there was no chemistry. The movie would have been just as good without her. Also, the subplot with the daughter's clingy friend was weird, and seemed forced.
Movie shows several different couples at very different stages of their relationships. Main characters are middle-aged comfortable divorcees, with shared custody of their respective kids, and a little hesitant to start over on a relationship. One sub-plot involves married friends whose relationship is unhealthy, and spiraling towards divorce. Another involves a borderline toxic friend who endlessly bad-mouths her ex-husband.