Everybody knows trailers are very deceiving, they pick out the best clips of the movie to make you want to watch the movie. Well the trailer for Friends with benefits, was no different, as you can see here. The minute I saw it I knew I had to watch the movie, and true to form, it was even more awesome than the trailer promised it would be.
Mila Kunis stars as Jamie,a head hunter who recruits Dylan, Justin Timberlake and convinces him to move to New York to work for GQ magazine as an Art Director. She uses the beauty of New York as her main pitch to convince him to leave his LA home and take the job. The best thing about the big apple was most definitely the flash mob, where a large crowd randomly starts dancing choreographically to different songs. It looks so awesome, someone should organise that in the streets of Nairobi.
Dylan and Jamie get to know each other and eventually become good friends. They decide to become friends with benefits whereby they get to benefit physically from each other, without the complications of emotions.
This movie makes FWB
friends with benefits seem like such a sweet deal. You can throw your insecurities out of the door, because you do not really care what your friend thinks of you. You do not have to walk on each others toes, but simply be honest with each other about your needs and how you like it in the sack.
Jamie and Dylan have such a great rapport with each other, they are suitable opponents when it comes to ‘tennis’ and they look good doing it. Who knew Justin Timberlake had such a smoking body! Despite the oath they made on Jamie’s iPad bible app, emotions eventually came in the way which was of course inevitable.
We also witness Dylan and his sister (Jenna Elfman) struggling to cope with the fact that their father (Richard Jenkins) has alzheimers and is slowly loosing his memory. Jamie also has to deal with an irresponsible mother who likes to have fun and has never revealed who her father is.
I give this movie a 9/10, because I found it extremely entertaining.