Friends with Benefits
Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake
Jamie is a hot, New York executive head hunter. She gets Dylan a job and he moves to town from LA. They are dynamite friends right from the start. As they are both tainted from broken relationships, they decide to have uncomplicated, unemotional sex but remain friends, thus covering all bases.
This is now a 21st Century rom com theme – friends having sex (see No Strings Attached). And as we pretty much know how it’s going to end, it’s important the journey is worth taking. This one is okay. I think I enjoyed it because the dialogue is very fast and you have to listen up and listen up good. There are great supporting roles from Woody Harrelson and Patricia Clarkson and lots of light humour. This film also has way less overt gender stereotypes than usual, which helps make it more enjoyable.
As Jamie says when watching a romantic comedy film “God I wish my life was a movie sometimes!” She loves her rom coms, and luckily for her she gets her romantic ending. There’s lots of steamy sex scenes so don’t watch it with your mother or your children!