Things I Love Movies: Friends With Benefits

I love going to the movies on Saturday nights, especially in the fall, when the nights get a bit colder and nothing beats snuggling up in a comfy seat with popcorn and a nice movie, and then talking about all the things you loved about it on the way home.

I must say I'd been looking forward to Friends With Benefits. It's just my type of movie: anyone who knows me would say that I'm the queen of romantic comedies. And this is a perfect Saturday night film: a quick and refreshing comedy, with some romance and a hot guy thrown in (by the way, mr. Timberlake: WOW).
I love all of those movies, and I would watch them all day if I could. But this one I knew I could drag my boyfriend to, just because post-Black Swan (which of course I made him watch) he's going through a Mila Kunis phase. And, well, who isn't. This girl is, in my opinion, one of the most gorgeous human beings alive. At one point, when they were both in their underwear, I didn't know who I was looking at: Justin or Mila.

It's funny that in Friday's post I mentioned Laney from She's All That and how that was one of my favorite movies of my early teens. I identified a lot with Laney: she was a quirky high school girl with a crush on the popular guy, just like me. And I thought about how movie characters kind of grow as we grow. At fifteen I identified with Laney, at twenty-eight I identify with heels-wearing, quick-talking, coffee-drinking, huge-laugh-and-lacy-underwear Jaime, Mila Kunis's character. I don't know how they do that, but movie heroines just have this thing about them, that make us say, "hey, I do that, too". Or maybe I'm just a lot like Jaime, because when we left the movie theater, David actually said, "that girl's a lot like you, with smaller boobs" (well, and a lot of other physical differences, I might add. Moral of the story: I'm getting a spray tan).

I have always had a mega soft spot for Justin Timberlake. Ever since his first solo video, where he finally got rid of that huge hair (good move), I have found him impossibly sexy. And I really hoped it would last with him and Cameron Diaz. But what I really want to say here is that Justin is actually an OK comedic actor. I liked him lots in Social Network and Friends with Benefits was even better because he's funny here. See for yourselves:

Have you seen it? If not, go grab a bucket of popcorn and a huge soda, and someone you like, and run to the nearest movie theater. And when you walk out, don't be surprised if you feel awesome. 


  1. I absolutely LOVE this movie, the chemistry between these two actors is mind boggling! I highy recommend this movie to everyone I knw and more :-)

  2. Sono veramente curiosa di vedere questo film...me lo nominano tutti!

  3. I'm a big fan of romantic comedies, love them all! Never watched that one even if it's everywhere...Grazie mille per il tuo commento! Ti terro' aggiornata sulla missione H&M Conscious...

  4. Mila is gorgeous in this movie !


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