Whatever it is that made Natalie Portman’s No String Attached worked out fine, the same cannot be said about Friends with Benefits. The movie just does not cut it and the chemistry is just not there. Not to say the least, I am no admirer of Justin Timberlake’s acting talent and apart from Social Network; the lad has zero acting ability and should take some acting classes. Despite being picture perfect, Mila Kunis does not add much to her role apart from being beautiful for beautiful sake. At the end of the day, Friends with Benefits does not work because it doesn’t walk the talk. From the start the movie pokes fun at romantic comedies and the clichés of love, only to go back into the Hollywood syndrome by the film ending credits. Basically, this film does not convince me and pretty much an unnecessary affair…
Neo rates it 4/10.
Director: Will Gluck
Stars: Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman