Thursday, July 21, 2011

Friends with Benefits...

I obtained tickets to see the preview this past Tuesday and thought my wife would like to see it. Chick flicks, I've seen tons of them, and any guy out there that's laughing at me right now is either in an unhappy relationship or alone. Because if you have a girl friend or are happily married you too, my friend, watch chick flicks in abundance.

It's not that I hate them. Some are actually pretty good. The thing is you always know what the ending is going to be. You see these films are not about the ending, but more about how they get there. Women understand this. Men, we just need to grasp the concept, and everything will be alright. I, myself love surprise endings, twists that make you think. With romantic films, it's the in-between that captures your attention.

For instance, the concept of friends with benefits should be of interest to you men right off the bat. That's not to say that women aren't interested in the concept either. I mean let's face it, having you always wanted a friend with benefits? Maybe you've even had one. Don't raise your hand, I'm not asking you to admit to anything here. But the title and idea of the movie are enticing.

Most chick flicks have a couple good jokes and at least one good line that will make it memorable. That is if it's a good movie otherwise it's like bingo, it's a good way to pass the time, but there's somewhere else you'd rather be. This was not that kind of movie. I was truly surprised that right from the beginning I was laughing. I know some of you women are thinking Justin Timberlake brought sexy back, but Mila Kunis brought funny back. Well actually Patricia Clarkson and Woody Harrelson were hilarious as well.

You will laugh, but take it easy because this movie is packed with one liners, and if you're laughing too hard you just might miss the next punch line. Oh and you will laugh. You want to make your significant other happy and enjoy it yourself, take them to see this movie. Oh but please, don't take your children with you. I never understand why people take their children to see movies like these. Get a babysitter. Take her out to dinner, and go all out. Biggie size it, tell her money is no object. Then, go watch this movie. You'll enjoy it.

But don't take my word for it. It opens tomorrow, July 22, which is a Friday night. Go see it, come back, and tell me what you thought.

And remember... Always stay in your write mind.


  1. I saw them on the Today show and they were hilarious making jokes about Marines balls. I'll probably wait for the DVD to see this becaused I need to get a babysitter. :)

  2. Orlando OMG WOW. I didn't think this would be good. It was so similar to another movie that came out a few months ago and I didn't like it. Dag on it...can't think of the name to save my life. But anyway. I came on here to see your writing style and based on what I've read; I know your novel is GREAT! This blog was remarkable...i was chuckling and smiling as your words unraveled. Keep writing and believe in yourself!!!


  3. @Nailah: Thank you for the confidence and building my self esteem. I needed that.