Friends with Benefits tells the story of a headhunter who gets a magazine editor a job, and when the two realize they’re too busy for a relationship, they decided to do it. And do it hard.
But wait! There’s a twist! The guy falls in love with the girl, but she’s already starting dating someone else! SNAP! Did NOT see that one coming.
So, as these films often go, the fella has to find a way to win the heart of the woman who’s been doing him for a while. Which is because he’s a moron. If the cow is giving away the milk for free, you make butter.
I think I have that phrase correct.
Director Will Gluck is mainly known for his production work on Dumb and Dumberer. Just kidding. No one knows anyone for their production work. I don’t even know what that means. It probably just stands for ‘blows stars nuts.’ I’m sure that’s what it means.
Still, the film is a big step forward for star Justin Timberlake, who has made a fair number of films so far, but has never truly carried a successful film, and this a romantic comedy set to release in July. So this could really launch his career.
What I’m saying is, “Don’t go see this film.”
Who’s It For?
Movie Release Date
July 22, 2011.
Who’s In It?
Mila Kunis … Jamie
Justin Timberlake … Dylan
Was in a fight with another film for the title Friends with Benefits, the other, now called No Strings, is being directed by Ivan Reitman, and stars Mila Kunis’s Black Swan costar Natalie Portman. It all seems so incestuous.
No Strings, My Best Friend’s Girl, (trying to think of other films that most likely starred Kate Hudson) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
What’s Good About It?
I love Mila Kunis.
I was going to add more, but that’s enough. I’m seeing this.
What’s Bad About It?
Justin Timberlake is just TOO cool. I wish his nads would get ripped off by a polar bear. The story looks boring and redundant, but then I have to remind myself that it’s a rom com. So it’s supposed to be stupid.
Our Clever Prediction
I don’t think Timberlake has what it takes to make Friends with Benefits a big hit. I’m thinking the film will suck ass and not make a whole lot of money.