On one date night again, hubby and I watched Friends with Benefits. It is a nice and light romantic comedy movie–the kind of film that we like to watch as our bonding time.
Anyway, the movie stars pop star Justin Timberlake and the sexy Mila Kunis. I like the movie because the ending is like a modern-day fairy tale. Though I do not exactly like the storyline if it is gonna happen in real-life, I do like their portrayal. Justin and Mila have a nice onscreen chemistry and they really look comfortable together.
Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake on the sofa--a famous scene in the movie where they talk about having sex without emotional attachment.
Since Justin is a singer, they script has exploited this fact and has made the guy sing some lines in the movie. And I think that is great.
Friends with Benefits has a similar plot to the Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman movie–No Strings Attached. But I think that FWB is much better because Ashton and Natalie do not seem to be a nice match. It was bad casting.
Having watched the movie Friends with Benefits starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, I started to think about my own friends.
I know that in the United States and maybe among the more liberated group, the phrase “friends with benefits” is like a status. This means that friends sleep together and with each other without romantic involvement. But of course, we all know that this will not be the case forever because somehow, more often than not, one or both of the friends eventually end up falling in love. And well, needless to say, it complicates things.
Anyway, as for my friends with benefits? I just want to say that having friends just has all the benefits to us, emotionally, mentally, physically–but for us, of course it is not sexually. When I say physically, I mean friends helping friends in time of need, such as needing a helping hand, a shoulder to cry on, or some stuffing to the empty pocket. We also provide prayer support.
Of course, having friends has its benefits, it just depends on what kind of benefits you are looking for.
Note: We also watched a movie with a similar plot, No Strings Attached, starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher.
Bad Teacher starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, and Jason Segel
Last week, our late night movie date was Bad Teacher. I asked hubby to download it because I thought it was a romantic comedy film with a lighthearted theme.
But at the name suggesst, Cameron Diaz really portrayed the role of a “bad teacher.” She reported to work late, drunk, and just let her students watch movies all the time. She takes drugs in the classroom and was very manipulative. She so many bad things that you wonder why in the first place she became a teacher. The problem was she seldom got caught.
The twist came when she got obsessed at having breast enhancement surgery. This is not a spoiler because it’s in the trailer. Things turned around for her and pretty much everyone else. Anyway, just watch the movie if you are curious.
As for hubby and me, we just couldn’t help but wonder if teachers like that do exist. I mean we are aware that there are terrorist teachers, lazy teachers, but bad teachers such as these? We shudder to think of the implications on students. And Cameron wasn’t the only one. It seems that all the teachers in the school have some kind of weird habits or neurosis. LOL It can be funny in the movies but not in real life though.
Eventually, I got bored watching because honestly, Cameron was really good. She just looked old though. I guess the movie would also like to show how substance abuse can take its toll on a person’s appearance.
Starring Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake
Also starring Jason Segel, Lucy Punch, Phyllis Smith
Directed by Jake Casdan