Friends With Benefits

Director: Will Gluck
Stars: Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson, Richard Jenkins
Rating and Length: R / 109 minutes
Genre: Comedy / Romance

I feel like I just saw this movie a couple months ago.  Once again we see two friends, Dylan and Jamie, who try to begin a physical relationship while staying just friends.  What's good is that it acknowledges how cliché this whole plot is (and actually makes fun of cheesy romcoms), what's bad is that it doesn't do anything to add or change up the clichés and has some pretty cheese worthy moments of its own.  It's your typical romantic comedy trying to hide as a  raunchy comedy.  Even though I knew how the story would end (and every step along the way) I still liked watching Kunis and Timberlake play out the plot.  They had good chemistry and were funny together, and the great supporting roles (Woody Harrelson is pretty hilarious) really helped.  All in all pretty conventional but still entertaining.  

My Rating

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