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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Watching on Wednesday: Friends with Benefits

Title: Friends with Benefits
Type: Movie
Age Group: Older Teens +
Release Year: 2011
My Rating: 5/5

Jamie (Mila Kunis) is a corporate headhunter in the Big Apple. She is determined to get her hands on Dylan (Justin Timberlake), an extremely talented art director of a small internet company in L.A. She convinces him to stay and work in N.Y.C. for GQ Magazine after being so reluctant.

Later hanging out as friends, they realize that neither of them wanted commitment in a relationship. So they decided to have a go at being friends with benefits. Will it work?

Ever since I saw the movie trailer months back, I wanted to see it so bad. So bad that I went to the movies by myself just to watch it. And I have to say, money well spent!

There are comparisons to No Strings Attached starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. However, having seen both movies, there is a huge difference between them. In my opinion, I will take FwB over NSA any day. In NSA, it focused mainly on the two protagonists together, not much of anything else. However with FwB, you get to see their work lives and family dynamic. Being someone who is interested in the fancier end of business, this was a bonus for me when I get to see how glamorous Dylan's job was. I felt that Dylan and Jamie had such great chemistry. They can be each others' best friends in times of need. I absolutely love all the funny parts. Not to mentioned, it's not cliche at all! What can I say, I am obsessed with romcoms.

I highly recommend this movie to anyone who is a fan of romantic comedies. And better yet, this is a movie the girl can take her guy to watch because it has the humour and sexual content that he would enjoy.

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Mardel said...

Sounds like a good movie. I watched the trailer you so handily provided (thanks!) and enjoyed it a lot. I hope to see it soon. But I'll probably end up watching it on dvd when it comes out. :) lol, the last time I was in the movie theaters, it was with my granddaughter to see Tangled...the time before it was with my sons to see Pirates of the Carribean - the first one, not the latest. heehee. As you can imagine, I don't get out much. LOL

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The best romantic comedy of the year.