So, how funny is this? Or ironic? Or coincidence? Well, one of those. Turns out “Black Swan” BFFs Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman both have movies about 20-something girls who start having sex with their male best friends coming out in 2011 post-“Black Swan”. And they’re both comedies. Kunis is bumping uglies with Justin Timberlake in “Friends with Benefits” (way to get creative with the title, guys), while Portman is jumping Ashton Kutcher’s bones in “No Strings Attached” (slightly more creative, though not by much). Obviously neither film looks all that good. “Benefits”, in particular, looks utterly painful. Wince-inducing, crying in a corner painful. They should have just paired Kunis up with Kutcher, then they could sell the film as a “That 70’s Show” reunion.
Anyways, since this is pretty much the first and last time we’re going to be covering both of these movies, here are trailers for both “Friends with Benefits” and “No Strings Attached”, including Red Band Trailers for both. Try watching these after you’ve seen “Black Swan”. The effect is quite spectacular.
Portman and “No Strings Attached” comes out first on January 21, 2011, followed by Kunis’ “Friends with Benefits” on July 22, 2011.