Friends With Benefits is your average rom-com with 2 “emotionally-damages” yuppies agreeing to a no strings attached arrangement and eventually choosing to be in a committed relationship. Career (mis)adventures and family quirks happen in between carnal rampage and falling in love. And of course, there’s always a sick or dying person to tell one of the characters that you have to recognize and cherish the love of your life. Do not let that person slip away. Classic.
I suggest you see this movie in the big screen if you:
1. have a crush on Justin Timberlake (most def brought sexy back)
2. have a crush on Mila Kunis (sorry, she was hotter in Black Swan)
3. have fallen in love with a close or best friend (dun dun dun…),
4. and/or have been in a no-emotions kind of thing (DUNNNNNNN!!!!).
Needless to say, but I’ll say it anyway, I saw the movie because of
some of those reasons. Including #2. :p Whaaaattt? I think seeing her ass is better than seeing JT’s. Hehe.
By the way, this is waaaaaaaay better than Kutcher and Portman’s No Strings Attached.
I almost did not watch FWB as I was afraid that it would bring forth a storm of emotions I couldn’t deal with. With No Other Woman also being screened, I couldn’t help but remember my dark ages. HARHARHAR. Anyway, I watched Friends With Benefits on the same day I saw Next to Normal , that after the beautiful yet depressing play, I had to watch something that would make me laugh my heart out.
I watched it with Joko who I am sure did not watch it because of reason #4. LOLOLOLOLOL
Dylan: “Why do women think the only way to get a man to do what they want is to manipulate him?”
Jamie: “History, personal experience, romantic comedies.”
We both loved the soundtrack especially the songs by Foster The People’s Pumped Up Kicks and Semisonic’s (yep, not Third Eye Blind’s) Closing Time. She liked Woody Harrelson’s character as Justin’s gay colleague and I liked Modern Family’s Luke as JT’s nephew. And of course, we were both amused (and amazed) by some lines. I even had a moment when I shouted, “Teka, I know that line! I fucking know that line!”.
I even tweeted that I found Friends With Benefits more depressing than Next to Normal. That’s an exaggeration, of course. But fine, some scenes made me wonder why our story did not end with a flashmob and a horse-drawn carriage ride. 🙂
Anyway. To explain this entry’s title.
Jamie: “I miss sex.”
Dylan: “I miss sex too.”
Jamie: “I mean sometimes you just need it.”
Dylan: “Why does it always have to come with complications?”
Jamie: “And emotion!”
Dylan: “It’s a physical act, like playing tennis.”
Jamie: “Do you want more beer?” (Bends over, giving Dylan a clear view of her bottom)
Dylan: “Let’s play tennis!”
Dylan (Justin Timberlake) and Jamie (Mila Kunis) think it’s going to be easy to add the simple act of sex to their friendship, despite what Hollywood romantic comedies would have them believe. They soon discover however that getting physical really does always lead to complications.
(as if you needed this after everything I just said! hahahahahahaha!)
listening to: Kris Kross – Jump