Friends With Benefits 
A pleasant surprise. Friends with Benefits is not deep, insightful, complex or intense. It’s simply entertaining, like a fresh, delightfully self-referential romantic comedy starring two impossibly attractive people should be. The quick banter between Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis carries the film; it’s irresistible. Seriously, it’s amazingly agile, just like a game of tennis (using the annoying metaphor from the movie). The supporting and bit players are almost as fun. There’s a subplot regarding Dylan’s (Justin Timberlake) Alzheimer’s-stricken father (a wonderful Richard Jenkins) that seems deliberately thrown in there to up the drama a little bit, although that doesn’t make it less affecting. All in all, Will Gluck’s latest is superior to the similarly themed, early-2011 release No Strings Attached.
I personally didn’t care for this film much. One of the most clichéd films of the year. (And I saw What’s Your Number? LOL) If you want to see a movie like this, I’d suggest Crazy, Stupid, Love. Which is much much better.
Yeah, I saw “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” which was obviously better, but I really enjoyed “Friends with Benefits”. It was brainless fun 🙂 Clichéd, yes, but I think the banter between Kunis and Timberlake is so good you could ignore that.
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