Jamie (Milas Kunis) is a tough-talking New York headhunter who, despite a history of failed relationships, believes in fairy-tale love. Dylan (Justin Timberlake), an L.A. art director with a similar romantic past, is recruited by Jamie to work at a magazine. The two form a quick friendship after Dylan moves to New York, and one drunken night decide that Hollywood clichés and Katherine Heigl movies have it all wrong — sometimes it’s really just about sex. And, with this clichéd denouncement of clichés, two very good-looking actors strip down. Kunis is a bubble of energy, but Timberlake struggles to do anything but crack jokes. Despite its preoccupation with dismissing romantic comedies, Friends With Benefits is exactly that and every bit as predictable and unrealistic as you’d think.
Director: Will Gluck
Writer: Harley Peyton and Keith Merryman
Producer: Liz Glotzer, Will Gluck and Martin Shafer
Cast: Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman, Bryan Greenberg, Richard Jenkins and Woody Harrelson