Friends with Benefits
is what No Strings Attached
should have been -- snappy, clever, and refreshingly contemporary. Co-writer/director Will Gluck uses the same biting wit found in his film Easy A
and easily breathes new life into a soggy genre that benefits greatly from the natural charm and smooth chemistry of its likeable leads, Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake. The pair inject the film with a winning vitality, which should help audiences brush aside the initial sensation of deja vu. Kunis and Timberlake are perfectly at ease with anything the script requires, from naughty-funny sex scenes to lightweight dramatic conflicts. Not only do they ha...