'Friends with Benefits' Trailer: Sexual Friendship Has Another Propaganda Film

March 16, 2011

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I missed the first trailer for Friends with Benefits--so consumed was I with the "sex friends" relationship of Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman in their identical film No Strings Attached, apparently--thus depriving all of you of seeing Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis play out a similarly contrived plot of sex becoming love. Thankfully, the callously producer-manifested romantic-comedy ("Oh, my niece just loves that Justin Timmerlake and Nima Kunis--let's make a sexy movie with them!")--directed by Easy A's Will Gluck and seemingly co-written by a Maxim article--has a brand-new trailer I can share with you, in case you want to see that. Here it is.

Didn't Mila Kunis already make Jason Segel do something at a dangerous height by calling him a pussy in Forgetting Sarah Marshall? And do you think any of Woody Harrelson's lines end without him reminding everyone he's supposed to be gay? How long will the audience mutter "It's Semisonic, actually" after Timberlake misattributes "Closing Time" to Third Eye Blind? Just some questions to ponder in the ticket line.

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