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Friends with Benefits (2011; Rated Rated R)

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“The best romantic comedy of the year.”

-Richard Roeper

Friends with Benefits Review

Friends with Benefits

(2011; R)

In theaters:
Friday, 22 July 2011

Genre:
Comedy

Cast:
Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis

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Mike said on Monday, July 25, 2011 4:19:20 PM
Nice review Richard. I think you are spot on. It had all the rom com predictability as you suggested, but Gluck played around with the genre in a fun way and the chemistry and performances with Mila and JT are great.

TJ said on Monday, July 25, 2011 1:32:09 AM
Totally agree Richard. By far the best romantic comedy of the year. Not that there is much competition. Of course like any rom com it has the predictable patterns but Gluck does a nice job of making fun of the genre and with crisp dialogue makes it work. Timberlake and Kunis not only have great chemistry but deliver solid performances as well.

CC1023 said on Sunday, July 24, 2011 9:42:15 PM
I LOVED it! Can't wait to see it again. Predictable, but so funny.

scott said on Sunday, July 24, 2011 1:24:21 AM
Did we watch the same movie??? Are there two versions in circulation? The one I watched was tired and painfully cliched boring and flat unfunny. Zero charater development wih unrealistic relatioship groth coupled wih the obligatory bedroom scenes. We get it...sex is good. An alzheimers riddlwd father thrown in for no apparent reason than to give Timberlakes character an opportunity to mature? The fathers advice was right...life is to short to waste a minute....I wish I had the 90 I just spent in theater back!!!!

Maria said on Friday, July 22, 2011 10:08:46 PM
How can you call this the best romantic comedy of the year? It's labored at best in the final third of the movie as the screenwriters tries to wring some pathos out of revelations about the male lead's life. The best laughs come not from the leads but Woody Harrelson--now he might have been a movie. But, really, FWB is so-so at best.

 
 
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