Friends With Money
FRIENDS WITH MONEY opens FRIDAY April 7, 2006 in NY , LA, Boston, Chicago and San
Friends With Money is
the telling new comedy from the acclaimed writer/director Nicole Holofcener.
Frances McDormand, Joan Cusack and Catherine Keener star as a quartet of west
coast, life-long friends who have achieved a level of comfort in their lives and have now
settled into a life of designer clothes, charity events, and caring for the men (and
offspring) in their lives. But as they approach 'a certain age,' unsettling things are
starting to throw their comfortable lives off balance.
There's Olivia (Jennifer Aniston) who, reaching a personal crisis, has quit her teaching
job and is now cleaning houses for a living. She is looking for support - fiscal and
emotional - from her more well-heeled acquaintances and continues her search for a
significant other among the slim pickings on offer.
Jane and Aaron (Frances
McDormand and Simon McBurney) are successful designers whose marriage has reached a
pivotal point in which the pair have become oblivious to each other's concerns, and
perhaps even to their own natures.
Christine and her husband
Patrick (Catherine Keener and Jason Isaacs) are a professionally partnered, screenwriting
couple whose latest projects - co-writing a script and expanding their house - raise
tensions at home to a new level.
Franny and Matt (Joan Cusack
and Bob Stephenson) are the independently wealthy ones, raising their two children amidst
an abundant lifestyle that calls their united front of a partnership into question.
As the couples move from one
get together to another, a group portrait begins to emerge of people in like and love with
one another, in various configurations. Friends with Money is a modern comedy drama about
contemporary adults in search of love, friendship, and filthy lucre but finding everything
in a state of constant flux.
Aniston, K.C. Clyde, Bobby Coleman, Joan Cusack, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand,
Jason Isaacs, Scott Caan, Greg Germann, Simon McBurney
touching ensemble piece.
Manohla Dargis, NEW YORK TIMES
Jennifer Aniston gives her best screen performance."
Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
A witty, affectionate meditation on four Los Angeles women figuring out what the
hell lifes about.
Missy Schwartz, Enterainment Weekly.COM
A sharply observed comedy. Aniston blends in seamlessly with a virtuosic comic
Leah Rozen, PEOPLE
A riveting satire of the good life and its discontents.
Karen Durbin, ELLE Magazine
A witty drama about friendship among women. Nicole Holofceners funny,
insightful Friends With Money serves as a perfect bookend to her first film. Walking and
Talking. Friends With Money expands Holofeners excruciatingly accurate lens by using
a terrific ensemble cast. Holofcener not only has a great feel for the way women interact
but also an impeccable sense of comedy, and so Friends With Money turns out to be amusing
and astute, a smart observation on the ups and downs of female friendships. The whole cast
is terrific. You feel as if you could watch these characters for a good long time.
Connie Ogle, MIAMI HERALD
A brutally funny new film . There isnt an ounce of fat in Holofceners
scriptits lacerating, witty, insightful, hilarious and incredibly tender at
moments. Aniston has never been better and holds her own against Cusack, McDormand and
Keener, all of whom are so quirky, funny and sublime its almost an embarrassment of
riches just for one film.
Dennis Dermody, PAPER MAGAZINE
Working in the tradition of filmmakers from Jean Renoir to John Cassavetes to Robert
Altman to Woody Allen to Paul Thomas Anderson, writer-director Nicole Holofcener is
fascinated with the roundelay of personal relationships that sometimes intersect and
sometimes just coincide. . . the laughs won by observations in which pathos and even
pending heartbreak underlie everything. . . Friends With Money achieves the sublime result
that every writer and filmmaker hopes for: a moral universe in which the characters become
real enough to be acting on their own, independent of their creator.
Steve Erickson, LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
a well-written character study that is often depressing but never uninteresting.
"Friends With Money" is an excellent repertory effort for Aniston. She's just
terrific, and Cusack still has her flawless timing.
Roger Friedman, FOX411.COM
Holofceners movies are very much of our self-obsessed, therapy-obsessed era
she traffics in the neuroses of privileged people who cant stop thinking that
the grass is awlays greener on someone elses perfectly manicured lawn. An
extraoirdinary cast with one performance more razor-sharp than the next.
Christopher Kelly, KNIGHT RIDDER
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