Today marks the 5 year anniversary of awesomeness in my life. This list represents every movie my old lady (she…
Friends With Benefits
Some friends come with a happy ending.
While trying to avoid the clichés of Hollywood romantic comedies, Dylan and Jamie soon discover however that adding the act of sex to their friendship does lead to complications.
Fuck you, Justin Timberlake.
You can't just go out there and go from slightly pathetic, curly boyband git to actor churning out a half decent romantic comedy, a genre which I am supposed to hate, and make me like it.
How dare you, you metrosexual bastard! Shame on you!
And stop touching my wife!
Awful. What makes this particular film so bad is that it thinks it's better than other romantic comedies of this type. In fact, it continuously talks about and mocks these kinds of films. Except it didn't earn this right at all, because it's just as cliched and ridiculous. It takes too long to get to exactly where you know it's going and then resolves in literally 2 minutes through a completely ridiculous romcom ending. I never thought in my life I would utter the phrase, "No Strings Attached was better."
i want to both be and do mila kunis.
Will Gluck gave us one of the sharpest high school movies of recent years with the wonderful "Easy A". This romantic comedy has real chemistry between its leads and Mila Kunis melting the screen with a role as hot as her turn in "Black Swan".
Gluck's film, has, in the first half hour more laugh out loud moments that every romantic comedy Sarah Jessica Parker has ever done. The writing is top notch and Justin Timberbollocks and Kunis spar beautifully with passion and more than a little spice. Romantic comedies are not my thing at all and I normally avoid them like the plague but this had just the right ingredients to pique my interest. Kunis has charm and is…
1 star for Mila Kunis!
1 star because I expected to hate it.
1 star because I liked it?
Seriously, I expected to hate this film, but both Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis are likable in their roles, and their onscreen chemistry is very good.
The story is pretty typical rom-com fare, but it worked well enough. I found the whole thing, dare I say, CUTE! I'm assuming I won't get a punch on my man card for liking this film, but fuck it; it wasn't anywhere near as bad as I expected, and I enjoyed it.
This movie is the lick. No shit. Rate plus one friend like upboat.
I felt like this was a rip off of No Strings Attached but it was pretty good. Overall I think this movie did a better job than No Strings Attached but for some reason I still like No Strings Attached better.
Surprisingly good. The broad arch of the story is routine and predictable but the details are well-defined, well-written, interesting, and delivered with conviction and credibility by a top notch cast. I was completely engaged from start to finish. I even teared up right on cue. Damn them for manipulating my emotions so well.
Oh, wait, that's their job.
Though it's not as original as it think it is FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS is still a pleasant enough romantic comedy. Will Gluck still hasn't found a script worthy of his talents but he directs with energy. But the movie gets by on the charm of its two stars. They're enjoyable to watch and make the movie worth a viewing
La verdad, está divertida :3
The Second part of the "films from 2011 about friends having sex" double bill. Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis lead things with a wonderful chemistry that feels naturalistic and is an utter joy to watch. While the plotting may be the typical and generic kind you'd see in any Hollywood rom-com, things are elevated by a humorous script which pokes fun at the clichés of the genre, while hitting the emotional moments well with a subplot involving Richard Jenkins.
Friends With Benefits worked. On paper it is a run-of-the-mill romantic comedy but the end result is more than that.
All of the ingredients are there to make Friends With Benefits a romantic comedy that's worth watching.
Firstly, it has two leads that share a screen chemistry so good that it just feels easy to watch. Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis are those leads and they bounce off each other effortlessly.
Put two leads in a romantic comedy that have no chemistry at all and you are in deep trouble.
To go with the two leads, you have to have a supporting cast that delivers as well. Quite often the supporting cast in a romantic comedy become irritating and can…
Has some funny lines and a great cast, but the plot is annoyingly predictable. It was OK.
"Maybe you should care a little bit less about work and a little bit more about the girl you're dating because last time I checked work doesn't reassure you that liking a finger up your ass doesn't make you gay"
Yeah they friends alright.
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
- X-Men: Days of Future Past
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge
- Seven Days in May
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Animal House
- Back to the Future
Because my love of lists is pretty well-documented, I thought I'd be awfully meta about it make a list of…
- Lie with Me
- Friends With Benefits
- Friends (With Benefits)
Apparently, two-person, monomagous relationships just aren't interesting enough for some filmmakers. I'm okay with that.
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