Thursday, September 29, 2011
Movie Review: Friends with Benefits
Dylan (Justin Timberlake) and Jamie (Mila Kunis) think it's going to be easy to add the simple act of sex to their friendship, despite what Hollywood romantic comedies would have them believe. They soon discover however that getting physical really does always lead to complications. -- (C) Sony
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Directed By: Will Gluck
Written By: Harley Peyton, Keith Merryman, David A. Newman
Justin Timberlake as Dylan
Mila Kunis as Jamie
Patricia Clarkson as Lorna
Bryan Greenberg as Parker
Richard Jenkins as Mr. Harper
Jenna Elfman as Annie
Woody Harrelson as Tommy
Friends with Benefits is one of the greatest Hollywood Romantic Comedy film to date.
I'm pretty impressed with this film considering that is so refreshing to see Justin Timberlake on the big screen plus a charming Mila Kunis in a feel-good movie that has a credible and sensible plot.
The story focuses on a simple rule of NO STRINGS ATTACHED, JUST SEX thing that is somehow one of Hollywood's cliches in Romantic Comedy Genre. But, what this film differs from all other Romantic Comedy films is the artistic blend of the Characters with their emotions plus an undeniable chemistry of Justine and Mila adds up to its moderately amusing and smart-tilted scheme.
It may have some naughty and semi-obscene moments or scenes, but I find the movie to be a wholesome ride of love and friendship. What I love about Friends with Benefits is that it somehow depicts the reality among young lovers nowadays. The reality that speaks about the role of SEX in determining how truthful and sincere a person is for the one he or she loves. It may be kinda off to conservative ones but this film undermines the emotions of every person who has the feeling of affection and love and by which, the feeling of lust or sexual desires are being eliminated on the latter.
I so commend Justin Timberlake's performance. Justin can really act. His singing moments in the film is just so cool. I also commend Mila for blending well with Justin. They really have a good chemistry on screen. They also effectively delivered their roles and played a vital role in making this film worth-watching.
I really admire how the Director and the Writer blended several romantic Movie cliches but still managed to make it distinct and fun all throughout.
I also love the setting of the film in Los Angeles and New York. The camera angles were great. I love the texture of the film and as well as the Cinematography.
The film is a great combination of comedy, drama and excitement of being IN LOVE with someone else.
In the end, aside from enjoying the film, you'll be able to learn something.
RATINGS: 5 STARS