Movie Review Monday: Friends with Benefits

Friends with Benefits (2011) - IMDbJ brought this over from Red Box and we watched it Friday night.  After much wine.  Thank god it was on Starz on Sat and I could rewatch part of it.

From IMDB: Jamie (Mila Kunis) is a New York head-hunter trying to sign Los Angeles-based Dylan (Justin Timberlake) for her client. When he takes the job and makes the move, they quickly become friends. Their friendship turns into a friendship with benefits, but with Jamie’s emotionally damaged past and Dylan’s history of being emotionally unavailable, they have to try to not fall for each other the way Hollywood romantic comedies dictate. Written by napierslogs

Jamie and Dylan, on opposite coasts, break up with their lovers: each separately vows to stay out of emotional entanglements. So when Jamie recruits Dylan to run GQ’s art department in NYC – and she’s the only person he knows in Manhattan – they decide to be friends with sexual benefits. It works well until Jamie meets a pediatric cardiologist who just might be a match, and Dylan invites her to come home with him to LA for Thanksgiving. He may be jealous of the doc, she may be sending new vibes in Dylan’s direction, but can either see the signals? And, is it inevitable that life imitates art? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

I REALLY liked this movie.  It was fun and funny.  And had Justin Timberlake.  So this redeems him from the excuse of a movie that was Bad Teacher.  The banter between Justin and MIla was well-timed and you could tell they were having a lot of fun.  I also thought it had some great music in it.  It is a great girls, fun, Friday night flick.

My rating: 3 Gummies

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About nfoste2245

I am approaching 40 and have been married since my early 20's. I have become more than a little frustrated with having to answer incredibly personal questions about my choice to not have children. It is apparently taboo to talk about religion and politics, but confronting me about my reproductive choices is fair game. It is not a choice I made alone, quickly or lightly. My husband and I made it together. I am not "withholding" children or grandchildren from anyone. There is an astonishing lack of understanding over the idea that it is an actual choice, to have a child or not. There is also an amazing lack of support, discussion and resources for those like me, that have made the choice. This is not a blog for kid-haters, or mocking people for having kids. It is a place where we can talk about living full lives, without kids, and without guilt.

Posted on March 19, 2012, in Movies and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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