Friends with Money

Friends with Money

Nicole Holofcener (2006)

87min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Achieving a sense of security has little to do with material wealth in this low-key comedy drama from writer/director Nicole Holofcener (Lovely & Amazing). Jennifer Aniston stars as a maid even more lacking in self-esteem than cash, whose rich pals Frances McDormand and Catherine Keener are quick to bestow advice even while questioning their own life choices. McDormand is wickedly funny, lashing out at every impoliteness committed by random passers-by, while Keener is going stir crazy in close confines with her passive-aggressive husband and screenwriting partner, played by Jason Isaacs. Together with Joan Cusack as a busybody society wife, the talented ensemble cast make the most of Holofcener's wry observations about California living. Despite Aniston's character being short-changed, and a rather silly ending, it's refreshingly honest and amusingly frank. This definitely has currency in our status-obsessed world.

Summary

A single woman is made to listen to the constant and unsolicited stream of advice meted out to her by three of her well-to-do married friends on how to sort her life out, even though they all have relationship problems of their own. Comedy drama, starring Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand, Joan Cusack, Jason Isaacs and Scott Caan.

Cast & Crew

Olivia Jennifer Aniston
Jane Frances McDormand
Franny Joan Cusack
Christine Catherine Keener
David Jason Isaacs
Mike Scott Caan
Matt Greg Germann
Aaron Simon McBurney
Director Nicole Holofcener
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Sony PicturesGuidance: Edited for some of its language. Available on: DVD
Drama Comedy