Quick Movie Review: Friends With Benefits

I got to see the Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis Romantic Comedy Friends With Benefits a couple weeks ago, and I’m just getting to this quick review now.

OVERALL: It’s a plot that’s been done before, and it’s a plot that’s been done very recently with even a “That 70’s Show” star. Yet, this was still an enjoyable romantic comedy. My biggest issue is that it tries to make fun of romantic comedies but still falls into the same predictable cliches that all romantic comedies fall into. It tries to rise above them, but ultimately just becomes one. If you like romantic comedies this is not really a bad thing, but this movie is not as clever as the excellent “500 Days of Summer”, even thought it tries really hard to be.

ACTING: Justin Timberlake did an admirable job as the lead, but I personally have a difficult time seeing beyond that “OMG, it’s Justin Timberlake”! He was just too big of a pop star for me to shake that off and believe he is some other guy. Mila Kunis was enjoyable as always, and her natural charisma and spunkiness plays well here.

FAMILY FACTOR: There are STRONG sexual themes and situations in this movie, so be warned if you have children or teens you are thinking of bringing. Prepare for uncomfortable questions afterward if you choose to do so.

SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN: If you need to see Justin Timberlake’s butt 10 feet wide.

 

Friends With Benefits opens nationwide on July 22. See Captain America First, though. 😀

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  1. I didn’t go see the movie Friends with Benefits in theater but how I do regret not doing so now. I really love Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake (IT’S JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE!!!)Like you said. HA! I have heard all about the movie from many of my friend and DISH co-workers but I have never had time to sit and watch it. Well I finally just said forget it and rented it online with Blockbuster @Home. This weekend I’m sending my daughter away and having a movie weekend and relaxing time alone. I think I need that more than anything. I can’t wait to see it. I hope it is as good as everyone said!

I suppose you have a better thought on the subject?