Cast: Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson, Richard Jenkins
Direction: Will Gluck
'Friends With Benefits' is a smug little film that thinks it's smarter than your standard, sappy rom-com. It makes fun of the genre, takes digs at Katherine Heigl and Nora Ephron, and even shows its characters watching the kind of schmaltzy romance on TV that it claims to be better than. But turns out 'Friends With Benefits' is in fact a standard, sappy rom-com that's just as predictable as all the others out there.
The film stars Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis as nave singletons who explore the possibility of remaining friends while they'reummreaping the benefits. It's a worn-out premise, last seen in the Ashton Kutcher-Natalie Portman rom-com No Strings Attached, which was a funnier film, and whose charming leads had better chemistry. ...more
11:08 PM, Sep 09, 2011