Friends with Benefits



Synopsis: Read on IMDB

Should you watch this movie? Yes

Let’s get one thing clear: this is a romantic comedy. It is not smarter than the average romantic comedy, the protagonists are extremly good looking, and you know in the end they all live happily ever after. Now just because it is a comedy just like the other does not mean it is without it’s charm. I found it hilarous!

There is this girl called Jamie (played by Mila Kunis) who works as a recruiter for a firm in New York. She finds this L.A guy called Dylan (played by Justin Timberlake) who happens to be a perfect match for this job in GQ magazinw. Dude gets the job. Girl charmingly and most spectacularly convinces him to stay in New York and leave his L.A. life behind. They become great friend with one thing in common: the whole dating thing has not worked very well. The hang out a lot. Then come the benefits. Lots of butt shots, only Justin Timberlake’s (sorry, gents!). Complications arise. Hilarity ensues.

The movie flows quite nicely and it almost makes you believe the outcome would probably be quite different from the predictable one most romantic comedies fall on. The dialog is witty, which is pretty rare in this genre, and I have to say I’m starting to forget about Timberlake as a singer (although he seems to playing variations of the same character – see The Social Network to understand what I mean). Mila Kunis is, as always, super cool, super awesome, and super hot. Then the last 40 minutes or so of the the movie it all starts going downhill. To me it felt like the director got carried away with the wit and charm and forgot to resolve the plot entirely! So it somehow does not feel organically evolving with the rest of the plot.

But anyway, that will not prevent you from having a fun evening and leave with a very positive opinion of the movie. Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake have fantastic chemistry, which I think is enough to carry the success of the film and an overall positive review!

Paola’s mood after watching this movie:




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