SPLIT ‘BENEFITS’ | So, what happens two best buds are young, successful, verrry sexy, and bangin' each other just cuz it seems like fun? Don't ask Jasper and co-host Ghostface Millah! THEY NEVER TRIED THAT. (And only one of them fits that personal description, anyway.) But for Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis in FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS, this scenario leads to a fairly boilerplate rom-com story trajectory that's spiced up with candid sexuality, ample nudity, a spoofy sense of humor (at least early on), quirky supporting characters, and an unusual preoccupation with flash mobs. It also inspires a rare Scorncast disagreement: Ghostface really digs the movie, maybe because the constant flaunting of Timberlake's chisled abs gave him a seven-hour smile, but Jasper's thumb is decidedly down, maybe because the constant flaunting of Timberlake's chisled abs made him grumpy and jealous. Sigh. Click the Scorncast banner below to listen!
■■■ Rating: R. Running time: 109 minutes.
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