Friends with Benefits

Posted on July 24, 2011

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This storyline has been done several times but I like this one best. Justin Timberlake just gets better and better. He can sing, he can dance, he designs clothes, he can play dorky to darling, and he appears to have a very large shoe size.
In this romantic comedy, he (Dylan) and Mila Kunis (Jamie) are two sharp, witty, up-to-the-minute professionals who, after being dumped by their SOs, decide to have a non-emotional relationship. They make jokes about George Clooney and his emotional unavailability. There are also jokes about Capt. Sully and whether he is as big a hero as some think which relates to nothing in the film other than it’s really funny. Patricia Clarkson is her typical cool self as the 70s era mom who made some bad choices. Jenna Elfman (used to be Dharma) with a plumped out face plays Timberlake’s sister and Richard Jenkins is his no-pants-wearing dad with Alzheimers.
It’s an upbeat movie with lots of fun sex and Woody Harrelson is very convincing as the happy gay guy.
I liked it a lot.

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