Ariel Kaminer's story about Jennifer Westfeldt's films in the latest issue of the New York Times Magazine explains that, whereas Westfeldt's last two movies were set "in a storied version of New York, where people shop at Zabar's and bump into one another's psychotherapists and are yelled at by lovably grouchy white taxi drivers," her new film has moved on to more vital territory:

"Friends With Kids" is something different: darker, more real and more specific to life in New York right now - doing detox cleanses, driving Zipcars and going to the Brooklyn Inn.

Darker, more real.

[NYT Magazine]