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.
Two beautiful people fucking each other for 90 minutes. BUT WILL THEY, AT LONG LAST, FIND LOVE? Oh I hope so!
- mila kunis is 10/10
Read my NPR review.
Starts off rejecting the classic rom-com story line but ultimately lets itself down by adhering to the stereotypes. So promising, yet so disappointing.
I really loved this. I thought it got a little too cute sometimes in regard to lightly mocking romantic comedies before plowing ahead with the same structure.
But that's a really minor gripe. Kunis and Timberlake are really amazing and fun here. The really funny script zeroes in on the 20-somethings that would relate most with these two, and Will Gluck's zippy direction keeps pretty much every scene interesting. The supporting cast is filled out really nicely with Dick Jenkins, Woody Harrelson, and Patricia Clarkson standing out.
It might be written off as a sexier, 20 years later recycling of When Harry Met Sally, but I think there's definitely enough here that's fun and unique to set it apart.
MOVIE A DAY FOR A YEAR - DAY 97
Considering how much I generally hate romantic comedies, this movie surprised me a little bit. There were a couple lines and situations that really made me laugh, but only a few of them made me laugh this last time I watched it. Mila Kunis is pretty good in it, and JT is as well. What I didn't like about this movie the most, and it seems like a lot of people had trouble with this, is that it tries to be better than the classic RomCom, when it really isn't. Friends With Benefits is full of cliches, even if it excludes many of the usual ones. I do, however, appreciate the always brilliant Patricia Clarkson. I suppose I liked it, because I seem to keep watching it despite any flaws.
As far as this type of genre goes, this film does alright.
If you can ignore how good looking everyone is, how Justin Timberlake just happens to land a job in New York without even trying in 2011, how Mia Kunis has some sort of vague job with no real meaning that manages to pay for a kickass apartment in New Fucking York, how they are always mentioning its New York all the fucking time then yeah, this film has it's moments.
The really good moments are in the clever, sharp dialogue. It's sometimes foul mouthed and pretty witty with a couple of laugh out loud moments. If you want to switch off and just take in some pretty people…
Predictable rom com but just the sort I enjoy.
- 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
- 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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- Inglourious Basterds
- Hobo with a Shotgun
- Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief
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