Friends with Benefits(2011)
Romantic comedy in which Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis play two professionals too busy to settle down. They decide to step their relationship up a notch, while keeping it casual at the same time. Complications arise when Justin falls for Mila...
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BY Rebecca Barry Hill Flicks Writer
It might have seemed like an inspired idea: a romantic comedy without the romance and all the sex, starring funny it-girl Mila Kunis and the guy who brought sexy back. But there’s little to find funny or sexy in Friends With Benefits, a film that aims to be fresh and comes off as a flimsy, forced fornication-fest for the Y generation. (For all the mentions of iPads, video blogs and flash mobs, why the abysmal ‘90s soundtrack?)... More
Easy A writer-director Will Gluck mocks Katherine Heigl films for being implausible and clichéd yet winds up committing the same cinematic crimes. For starters, the friendship between Kunis’ Jamie (who’s damaged) and Timberlake’s Dylan (afraid to commit) comes on stronger than a New York martini, any professionalism that might have preceded their meeting (she head-hunted him for a job at GQ) evaporating the instant they lie side by side on a New York rooftop. And whilst there are a few amusing moments during the sex scenes, written to be pragmatic rather than erotic, the couple’s emotional intimacy feels as forced as an actor and a pop star thrown together in a room with cameras in their faces. Nor does it help that JT spends the majority of the time in Kunis’ shadow, her effervescent performance giving this most of its sizzle.
Likewise, the mad side characters – Jamie’s flaky hippie mother (Patricia Clark), Dylan’s Alzheimer’s-affected dad (Richard Jenkins) and Dylan’s deranged gay workmate (Woody Harrelson) are clearly planted as convenient devices to get this supposedly platonic couple together. This ain’t a quickie either, the climax coming too late.Hide
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BY JayC4Shaw superstar
What can I say. predictable plot - definately. But Mila's and Justins chemistry reazlly sold it to me, as well as the fresh dialouge which definately made made laugh out loud at some stages. So yeah, worth a watch, and if you liked "no strings attached" you will love this one. Predictable though. But great!
BY PhilMoore superstar
This movie was about Jamie played by Mila Kunis and Dylan played by Justin Timberlake who meet when Dylan is looking for a job in New ork and Jamie is a head hunter helps him through the interview process. They decide to have sex with no complications. Just friends. This film has so many pop culture references its crazy. It also has all the cliches of a rom com. Having said that it was without a doubt one of the best rom com's of the year maybe of the last decade
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