Review: Friends with Benefits

Words by Greg Bailey

So another film about a girl and guy just in it for the sex called No Strings With Benefits…or is it Friends Attached? It’s something along those lines. No it’s not a sequel haemorrhaging from Hollywood’s creatively retarded studios, just plain old unoriginality. Cue the good looking safe star leads, Timberlake as a GQ Editor and Kunis as a Head-hunter. Two very talented and capable individuals who’s recent titles include The Social Network, and The Black Swan. Throw in the Director of Easy A and this sounds like it could be good…right? Wrong. Though at the beginning there are a few laughs from a semi decent script and spot on comical timings the second half is a train wreck of clichés and stereotypes with a predicable finale that would make a bag of kittens puke. One saving grace is the hugely funny Woody Harrelson as Timberlake’s GQ college. Though the Leads try their best with what they had to work with their charm alone doesn’t carry this film. This is No Strings Attached 2, if you have seen the first one you have definitely seen this one.

 

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