Friends With Benefits
Is it possible for friends to have sex without developing romantic feelings for each other? Come on you’ve seen enough chick flicks to know the answer to that.
Friends With Benefits stars Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, both of which do a good job with their respective ’emotionally distant/damaged’ characters. Timberlake’s character has to deal with slowly losing his dad to Alzheimer’s, while Kunis plays a woman who was raised by a flakey mother who’s gone through a lot of men. The two meet when Jamie, Kunis, headhunts Dylan, Timberlake, for a job in GQ. She flies him out to New York and convinces him that moving there and taking the job is the right thing to do.
The two get to know each other and become friends. Then one night, while talking about how complicated relationships are, Dylan suggests that the two start having sex without any emotional strings attached. Thus begins the predictable plot of the elusive chick flick. However, despite the familiar storyline, the movie was pretty entertaining. The characters were funny, but also had emotional depth and felt three dimensional. They complemented each other well, none stealing the spotlight from the other, and they both had their own individual storylines, which gives the film more layers and ultimately gave the viewer an insight into why they should give a crap about these characters.
A lot of the time, when watching romantic comedies, you start to wonder where the comedy is, but that’s not the case here. There are a lot of good laughs that both genders will enjoy. In fact, guys will enjoy it so much that I’m not even classing it as a chick flick, even though there are some shocking similarities.
Though not quite as clever as Bridesmaids, Friends With Benefits is an enjoyable way to spend an hour and a half and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good laugh and doesn’t mind some character development along the way.
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