Sunday, July 24, 2011
Snap! Crackle! Pop-- that's how the dialogue goes in this fresh, funny, up to the minute romantic comedy starring Justin "hotter than hot right now" Timberlake and Mila Kunis! Trading quips like a modern day Cary Grant and Ros Russell, they light each other's fuses and crack us up! He's the sleek, laid back, genius L.A. art director; she's the wisecracking street smart Noo Yawk head hunter. She signs him up for a job with GQ, they become fast friends-- and soon both sign up for the mutual benefits package: sex with no complications. We know this is not possible and right from the beginning we suspect they know this is not possible. But things start simmering in scene after spicy scene-- lots of naked, funny, blunt, and sweetly sassy sex scenes. Before they know it, they're cooked. Throw into the mix hilarious turns by Patricia Clarkson as Mila's libidinous hippie dippie drop-out mom, and Woody Harrelson as Justin's vivaciously narcissistic gay colleague-- and we're cooked.
Timberlake is a natural-- so much fun to watch: relaxed, charismatic, with perfect comic timing, physicalizing every scene like the gifted dancer/musician he is. Kunis is his perfect partner-- big-eyed and gutsy, parrying his jibes with her sensual, funny irreverence. The summer has finally started for those among us looking for explosions of a different kind, and these two sparkle; with the help of a script that keeps it light but real-- they make magic on a midsummer night's screen.
Don't miss FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS!
Posted by Joyce Kulhawik at 10:50 PM