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.
Standard bread-and-butter, 'real world' rom-com. Kunis and Timberlake are predictably adorable and quite funny. I did enjoy this, but it is instantly forgettable once you've finished.
Clearly they're good for each, clearly they like each other, clearly they'll end up together. Do I think this film is going to stray from its predictable plot? Clearly not.
It's a bit of fun for a light Sunday watch. Or, if you want to believe in love again... Ha!
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.
Friends with Benefits (2011)
While trying to avoid the clichés of Hollywood romantic comedies, Dylan Harper and Jamie Rellis soon discover however that adding the act of sex to their friendship does lead to complications.
Even though this movie was all things cliche and predictable,its fun to watch. Mila kunis my goddess she s adorable and cute. If you're really bored give a try otherwise skip it. I liked few scenes and dialogues though
Not as funny at it's counterpart, No Strings Attached, and not as clever either. But an easy enough film to watch.
"Friends With Benefits" mocks other romantic comedies for being formulaic, where it in fact is just as formulaic as they come. Timberlake and Kunis decide to be sex-buddies, with the agreement that no feelings will develop between them. If you've ever seen a rom com, I don't need to ell you what happens next, what the third act consists of, and how it ends. Luckily, Kunis can pull this type of movie off in her sleep. Timberlake is also engaging enough to mitigate some of the disappointment.
Ah, I don't care if it's clichéd and predictable, this is one of my favourite rom-coms. Fantastic witty dialogue, some good character work going on, and some nice clever fourth wall jokes.
It's just nice, okay?
When I was a student and had way more spare time me and my then best friend used to do food and cinema night pretty much every 2 weeks and one time this was the only film on we hadn't seen/vaguely wanted to. I remember leaving the cinema and being surprised at how much I actually enjoyed it. And how much it made me laugh.
If and when a romantic comedy is done well, I'm a sucker and this one is good. The concept and storyline aren't particularly different to any others but the writing and the characters are what make it stand out.
Kunis and Timberlake (damn it, another film where I actually like his performance) make it. They…
Justin Timberlake is headhunted by Mila Kunis to NYC and the hit it off, but for some inexplicable reason decide to just be friends, but just with benefits etc etc....
Predictable, oh so predictable, but genuinely funny in places and carried by the good nature you feel towards its likeable leads. Timberlake particularly always surprises whenever I see him in film.
~ been there, done that ~
All that is left:
"God, I wish my life was a movie sometimes."
I know it has many simlarities with No Strings Attached but I think that sometimes movies need to be 'refreshed'. This is an excellent 2.0 version.
- The Zero Theorem
- The Lego Movie
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
- X-Men: Days of Future Past
- 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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- Hobo with a Shotgun
- Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
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