INTRODUCTION AND RELEASE DATE
It is a 2011 American romantic comedy film whose director is Will Gluck. Screen Gems distributed the film. The film released in North- America on July 22,2011. The first theatrical trailer was released on March 16,2011. It has an approval rating of 68%.
CAST OF THE FILM
He stars Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis in the lead roles. Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Eifman, Bryan Greenberg, Nolan Gould, Richard Jenkins and Woody Harrlson acts as supporting characters in the film.
WHAT IS THIS FILM ALL ABOUT?
This film is about how wrong relationships get two people together to be into a new emotionless sexual relationship of closeness. But, they find each other as their soul mates later. However, they ignore the feelings to let things go as they are and try to hide their self emerged emotions which create a new comedy nuisance. Will the this relationship will get a name of love? Will they together end up as a couple??
NOTE: BE READY FOR THE SPOILERS AHEAD!
PLOT OF THE STORY
The film begins with an argument that shows two couples at two different places who end up their relationship with a separation for ever. It introduces the main Hero Dylan ( Justin Timberlake) who breaks up with his girlfriend and the main heroine Jamie who breaks up with her boyfriend.
Jamie is an executive headhunter in New York city. She recruits Dylan Harper as a Los Angeles art director to interview for a position with GQ magazine. Dylan was not really interested to job here initially but when he explored the city with Jamie. He accepts the job after a night. He gets ready to sign a one year contract that earns Jamie a commission and moves to New York. They become close, intimate and affectionate friends.
A sexual bond
One night, while playing video games and discussing their love life, they decide and agree that sex should not require emotionless attachment. So, they have purely casual sex. One day, Jamie ‘s mother Lorna suddenly comes into her house and catch both of them red handed having a sexual Intercourse. But, instead of being angry, she comes out to be a free living frank lady who actually liked Dylan a lot and saved her mobile no. On his phone. This creates a lot of humor in the story.
Entering the dating phase again
After several private romantic moments together, Jamie decides to start dating again and she and Dylan returns to simply being friends. Dylan challenges Jamie to try on a stranger in the park who looks kind of attracting to Jamie. So, Jamie meets him and discovers that his name is Parker and he is an Oncologist and they fix a date together. They consummate their relationship after five dates. But, that guy breaks up with her in the morning next day.
Holiday with Dylan
When Jamie’s free spirited mother, Lorna abandons their forth of July weekend plans, Dylan asks Jamie and offers her to travel with him to Los Angeles. There she meets his family members – his sister Annie, his nephew Sammy and his father who suffers from the disease of Alzheimer. Jamie and Dylan enjoy a lot together and Jamie discovers that Dylan is afraid of heights when he is unable to jump from the hollywood board and the police rescue him through a helicopter along with a warning which is one of the most humorous part of the story.
Though Jamie amd Dylan assure that they are just friends and have no feelings beyond that, they spend an intimate night together and revive their sexual relationship. The next day, Jamie overhears Dylan who tells Annie that Jamie is not his type pf girl and she is just too “damaged” to date. Dylan’s words hurt Jamie a lot that she floes home and ignores all Dylan’s attempts to reach her. Later, he finds her on the roof of a skyscraper – a place she showed him- the day they met. She reveals that she overheard everything they said and ends their friendship.
Understanding the truth
Sometimes later, Jamie discovers that Dylan is leaving GQ for another job before his contract ends which leads to another argument when she confronts him. Jamie spends time with her mother, while Dylan meets his father at Newark airport. His father mistakes a passer-by for a woman from his past due to his Alzheimer disease. When he regain his lucidity, he explains that he met ” the love of my life” before marrying Dylan’s mother but he let her go. Dylan’s father urges him not to do the same mistake and reconcile with Jamie.
The proposal and the confession
Dylan plans to surprise Jamie to propose her. He takes help of Lorna to get her to Grand Central Station where he surprises her with a flash mob and romantic dance. He confess his feelings to her and they share a passionate kiss. Then they go for their first date together but could not resist to get off their hands from each other.
The story is about love and sex in the age of social networking. It shows how wrong decisions can lead to a great pain for lifetime. It also suggests the reason for being into this new trend of friend with benefits.
This is one of the most humorous and romantic story with a plot twist full of emotions and great creativity. The chemistry between the characters attract me to the fullest. Their effortless and natural roles keep me engaged as a part of the film while watching it. I want to watch it again and enjoy.
The movie is streaming now on NETFLIX!
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