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Friends With Money


Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Aniston. How could you go wrong with such a cast? Especially the first three. Maybe by telling an improbable story featuring four women I don’t like—and their husbands, who all seem younger than them, and who don’t have much to do. Aniston is friends with all three, the only one unmarried. She used to be a teacher, but now she’s working as a maid, cleaning people’s houses. All the others range from well-off to quite rich. One of them is building a second story on her beach house that will block her neighbor’s view. We hate people like that! One of them has her own personal trainer. All have issues, and Aniston is pretty dumb. By the halfway mark we admitted we weren’t interested in anything going on here, and ejected it.