Monday, July 25, 2011

Friends with Benefits... Go see it!!!

So this past Friday night, me and two of my girlfriends got together for our Friday dinner and a movie. This weeks feature, Friends with Benefits starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. It seems like everyone is comparing this movie to No Strings Attached, which starred Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. FwB was ten times better, and I really liked No Strings Attached. FwB gets an A- from me for hilarity, great chemistry and cute storyline.

Friends with Benefits centers around a friendship that develops between two self-proclaimed emotionally damaged and unavailable people, Jamie (Mila Kunis) and Dylan (Justin Timberlake). Yes the movie is slightly predictable, but the chemistry between the two leading actors is undeniable, their delivery is superb, and that is what separates this movie from No Strings Attached for me.

Dylan is brought to New York by Jamie, the two instantly become friends. After a night watching a sappy romance movie (which is so hilarious, starring Rashida Jones and Jason Segel) and a few beers, the two decide since they are equally emotionally damaged/unavailable why not take a chance and just do the sex and nothing else... What could possibly go wrong with this scenario?

JT's character, Dylan, moves to New York from sunny L.A. He leaves behind a father with dementia, who's own personal relationship with a former love and his wife have affected Dylan more than either he or Dylan realized. There is a scene in the movie between Dylan and his father that is so touching, that it almost brought tears to my eyes.

Mila's character Jamie is from a single mother, who is lets be honest... a flake at best. She grew up not knowing who her father was, therefore never really putting herself out there. Throughout the movie Jamie realizes what she is trying to avoid is what she truly wants most. But, is she willing to put herself out there?

This movie is a great movie for girl's night, guy's night, date night even. Give it a chance, you will be laughing so hard!

XO Shannon

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