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Friends with Benefits 
Perdicatble But Fun Romantic Comedy
3/4 stars

This movie was a cute, fun, predictable Rom-Com. What made it good was the chemistry on screen between Justin Timerlake and Mila Kunis. That is really where is Romantic Comedy is made or broke. The movie No Strings Attached earlier this year was basically the same story line but Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman never clicked for me and I didn't really care about what happened to them and that brought the whole movie down. In this movie Justin and Mila made me stop thinking of them as Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis and start caring about Jamie and Dylan.

The other thing that really brought this movie up a level were the small cameo/supporting characters in the movie. Opening up with Emma Stone and Andy Samberg as the two main characters boyfriend and girlfriend breaking up with them was great. Then you have Jason Segal and Rashida Jones(Of The Office and Parks and Rec Fame) play the main characters in a terrible Romantic movie the main charters watch and refer to through to the movie. Richard Jenkins as Dylan's Dad with Alzheimer's really added another level to Dylan that made you feel for him and care for him. Lastly Woody Harrelson really stole the scene when ever he was on screen as the gay sports editor for GQ. He also had the best line of the entire movie that really summed life and love, "It's not who spend Friday night with, it's who you want to spend all day Saturday with." I thought how appropriate that was as I laid on the couch with my wife on a Saturday night watching this movie.

All in all this movie isn't going to win any awards but it is a solid little movie with some good acting and great on screen chemistry. If you like Romantic Comedies like me this should go up near the top of your Netflix cue.


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