December 8, 2011
Better than No Strings Attached
Actually quite a pleasant surprise. Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake have great chemistry and you really believe them as both friends and as a couple. Can't ignore the fact that this movie came out shortly after the same premise with bigger-name actors, but everything about Friends with Benefits is smarter: the story, the characters, the comedy (the witty banter, not the sex humor). The movie does poke fun at a lot of romantic comedies but there are several elements that don't do anything different (ex. taking the boat to get back into the city, the helicopter rescue... not necessary) but there are many other moments that are interesting. Woody Harrelson and Patricia Clarkson are also fantastic. All in all, a solid romantic-comedy.
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