a "sex and the city" for the women with husbands, children, and financial obligations, this movie was much better than i had expected it to be walking in. while it may preview like a chick flick, it most certainly is not as the humor is both dry, realistict, and usually perfectly on point. everyone understands money troubles, and even though jennifer aniston is slightly miscast, the movie centers around her low income job (and singledom) in contrast with her more financially stable (and married) gaggle of girl friends.
intrigued by director nicole holofcener's critical acclaim, i rented "lovely & amazing" before watching her most recent work. i say skip her previous movies and go straight to "friends with money." it's less gimmicky and a better realization of holofcener's observational talents.