Friends with Benefits
Predictable, But Somewhat Likable.
Timberlake and Kunis are a likable couple, but the film often forces their characters to go through the predictable motions of a tired romantic comedy. A lot of the dialogue feels forced and dumb, but there are moments that work (the scenes with Richard Jenkins as Timberlake's senile father are the film's best.) There's also an inexplicable misuse of the comic talents of some of the film's cameos; Jason Segel, Andy Samberg, Masi Oka, Emma Stone, and Rashida Jones all appear but in very unfunny and very brief moments. It's great eye candy and often fun entertainment, but there's nothing too deep or moving about the film and better movies have explored the same territory.