Three Preview Clips from Friends with Benefits
07.14.11 by Ryan
Earlier this month, a mash-up trailer showed the similarities between Sony Pictures' July comedy Friends With Benefits and Paramount Pictures' No Strings Attached. While the two movies' plots are undeniably the same — two friends (this time it's Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis instead of Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman) decide to start a sexual relationship without any emotional attachments — but, to be fair, trailers are also an undeniably predictable medium and can only show so much of the movie.
The release of three new preview clips could show the difference between the two movies. The clips attempt to show the comedic tone that director Will Gluck (Easy A) has added to Friends With Benefits, which may or may not be similar to the tone of No Strings Attached.
In the first clip, Jamie (Kunis) brings Dylan (Timberlake) to a flash mob performance in Times Square to convince him to take a job.
The second clip shows the inevitable moment where the two friends decide to add sexual benefits and swear over a Bible app used in a convenient advertisement for an iPad.
The last preview clip, Dylan reveals his new, non-emotional, sexual relationship to Tommy (Woody Harelson).
Friends With Benefits co-stars Patricia Clarkson, and Jenna Elfman, with cameos from Emma Stone and Andy Samberg.