DVD: Friends with Benefits (15)


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Mila Kunis stars in this ghastly and tiresomely foul-mouthed rom-com. She plays Jamie, a New York head-hunter who is dumped for having "big eyes" by a jerk in the opening scene.

Justin Timberlake's whiny-voiced GQ art director, Dylan, is also chucked by an angry John Mayer fan (the excellent Emma Stone, wasted here). They meet, talk rapidly at each other before sleeping together and agreeing to be friends who bonk. This unfunny excrescence even has the gall to take swipes at other, better romantic comedies. The sort of film that makes you lose hope in humanity; plus, it wastes the talents of Patricia Clarkson and Woody Harrelson.