Friends With Benefits: Early Screening

I won a couple free tickets a week or so ago to go see Friends with Benefits last night and after watching it, I couldn’t be any happier. Friends with Benefits stars Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis in a romantic comedy, as they find out that trying to stay friends while having sex can sometimes lead to complications. Now, yes, you have seen this movie before. In fact, I pretty much knew what was going to happen throughout the entire movie. The romantic comedy is way over done and way too predictable. That being said, Friends with Benefits was worth the ride.

This was probably one of the funniest romantic comedy that I’ve ever seen. Myself, my wife and pretty much everyone in the entire movie theater laughed from start to finish. And it was a good laugh too, not one that you do at little cheesy jokes, or a little smirk, but real laughs. I thought the pairing of Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis seemed perfect together, and everyone in the entire cast seemed to fit their roles perfectly. But it was Timberlake and Kunis that gave Friends with Benefits its “movie magic.” Those two just seemed to have a great movie chemistry together, and that made the movie so much more interesting.  Tie that in with the perfectly put  together comedy, and you have a winner.

Now here is where I normally mention the stuff that I didn’t care for in the movie, but honestly I don’t really have anything. Yes the genre is overdone. Yes the story was predicable. But I really just didn’t care. I knew where A was, and I knew where B was, but the ride from A to B was great and, because of that, there really isn’t much I can say that’s negative about this movie. I just really enjoyed it.

Steve’s Recommended Viewing: Opening WeekendAt The TheaterRent ItWatch It On CableStay Away! – 5/5

Normally I would never really recommend telling people to see a romantic comedy in the theater; most of the time I’d just wait for it to hit Netflix or cable, but this time I feel different. I’ve never seen a romantic comedy that I’ve enjoyed as much as I this. I laughed throughout the movie, the wife and I enjoyed the whole story, and there is a little something for everyone here. From start to finish, Friends with Benefits was just a great time and definitely one checking out when it comes out on July 22.

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  • Guest

    Great review, I really enjoyed the film as well. Lots of laughs and great chemistry between Justin and Mila.

  • Kaceebee

    Well, they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Personally, I’m guessing the filmmakers of the indie film Friends (with benefits) would have preferred a little recognition and some hollywood moola rather than a piece of puffery. Yes, my friends, this not the ‘so nice they did it twice’ more like ‘thrice’.

    Check out the indieWire production story from 2006 that talks of Gorman Bechard’s Friends (with benefits) which played the film festival circuit just last year. It picked up a number of ‘best of’ awards and features not only a group of young talented actors but also a cameo by Rooney Mara (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

    Friends (with benefits) is available on dvd or available to stream via Netflix, Fancast, and Babelgum. While I have nothing against the big Hollywood machine in this case we must really support the underdog, the independent filmmakers who did this first and for my money, better.

  • Anonymous

    haha I just watched “No Strings Attached” tonight with Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, it came out like a month ago and its the exact same movie!

    I love JT though, hes my boy, so its ‘aight.