Friends with Benefits (2011)


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.



The Scoop

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?

Likely PG-13.

Movie Release Date

July 22, 2011.

Who’s In It?

Mila Kunis … Jamie
Emma Stone
Woody Harrelson
Justin Timberlake … Dylan
Patricia Clarkson
Richard Jenkins

Interesting Fact

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.

Related Movies

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.

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  1. The TV spots and trailers have me really excited to see Friends With Benefits – the riffing between Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis is reallly hilarious, although I hope they didn’t just pull out all the funny parts for the ads…

    I especially liked the spot that had “Love In America” by JTX, I love the playful synth lines, hope I hear the song in the actual movie, too ( watch at


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