Justin Timberlake is everywhere these days. Between presenting at the Academy Awards, his role in The Social Network, the killer trailer for Bad Teacher, his break-up with Jessica Biel landing him on the cover of every magazine known to mankind, and now the full-length preview below for Friends with Benefits, he is unavoidable. You can tell me whether or not that’s a good thing.
There’s a ton of buzz around this trailer — especially since celebrity gossip hounds really want to frame Mila as “the other woman” in the JT/Jessica meltdown (something she’s none too pleased about) — but it’s just not doing it for me. I didn’t think anything in it was funny, or sexy. Whereas I had thought another recent similarly themed rom-com, No Strings Attached (with Ashton Kutcher and Mila’s Black Swan co-star Natalie Portman), looked promising from the start… and I was right.
Anyone care to disagree? Is there something I’m missing in the Friends with Benefits trailer? (Besides, you know, the promise of a lot of skin.)
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