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Friends with Benefits

Friends with Benefits (2011)

Directed by Will Gluck

Starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis

Two people who have just come out of relationships meet and immediately strike up a great friendship. The friendship becomes a friend with benefits relationship but are there feelings bubbling underneath.

I have seen Timberlake in a few other films and never really believed him as an actor. However in this he actually came across as a decent actor,
perhaps the rom-com is the way forward for him instead of the action star – see In Time. The film features a lot of sex scenes between Timberlake and Kunis but you never see any nudity, apart from the odd bum. The film did have some funny moments although the main comedy aspect in Woody Harrelson was barely seen. There was a slight lull in the film where it became a bit boring and the tone of the film slightly changed however this picked up again towards the end. After watching this film Mila Kunis has gone straight to the top of my favourite ladies at the moment. She was incredible hot in this film, probably to do with the always being in her underwear, and has overtaken Emma Stone as hottie of the year who also makes a cameo in this film.

Recommend

I preferred this to the film out at the same time by the name of No Strings Attached. This is a rom-com with a story that plays out just like in the movies. You are probably thinking that is what all rom-coms are. Except they play on that idea by introducing a film within the film showing a classic rom-com. The film itself is very predictable but this isn’t there to win awards. For the men you will happily watch this for Mila Kunis. Girls, you will happily watch this for Justin Timberlake. If you want something fun to watch then see this.

TheFriedGold rating – 6/10 – Kunis and Timberlake are bringing sexy back

 

 

 

 

Film Fact

When Mila Kunis is picking up Justin Timberlake from the airport at the beginning of the film, she uses an old sign that says O. Penderghast on the back. This stands for Olive Penderghast whom Emma Stone played in Director Will Gluck’s previous movie Easy A.

In Time (2011)

In Time (2011)

Directed by Andrew Niccol

Starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy

 

 

Minor Spoilers so be warned!!

There is no money in the future; everything is billed on time from your house bills to a cup of coffee. You stop aging at 25 and live the rest of your life on time. If you work you get paid in time. If your clock runs out so does your life. Society is divided between the rich and the poor who live completely different lives. The poor live each hour as it comes whereas the rich don’t concentrate on how much time they have.

Justin Timberlake’s character comes into contact with a very old man who doesn’t want to live anymore and shares some secrets with him about how the time works and that there is enough for everyone. This leads Timberlake on a mission to break the system and expose the truth. He meets up with Amanda Seyfried and the two of them become a partnership/duo to take down the system. The other main character in the film is Cillian Murphy’s Timekeeper who stands out as the best performer in the film. His character is like a bounty hunter constantly chasing down Timberlake and Seyfried trying to correct their wrongs.

Quick mention to Olivia Wilde who, as always, looks amazing in the film.

The film was very enjoyable and good fun. A slight issue of Justin Timberlake’s acting is still debatable but easily made up with by Cillian Murphy’s performance and the hotness of Amanda Seyfried throughout. If you’re a fan of action, sci-fi and Amanda Seyfried’s hotness (i suppose Justin Timberlake for the ladies) then i would recommend seeing this film.

 

Film Fact

Director Andrew Niccol wrote and produced one of my favourite all time films, The Truman Show (1998)