Too often we are graced with the same formulaic romantic comedies that seem to never seem to push the boundaries of the genre nor give us something that makes it feel like we haven’t seen it before. Friends With Benefits wants to push these boundaries and bring us a new raunchy romantic comedy with some quirky goodness. Friends with Benefits does not seem like your ordinary romantic comedy, but it is not devoid of the of all the typical stereotypes within the genre.
FWB looks like an older more mature dirty brother of No Strings Attached, but in the end has the same over all premise. The story focuses on two friends who get bored and become FWB’s. Of course feelings get involved and their friendship becomes more complicated. I almost feel a (500) Days of Summer vibe, yet a lot less emo and a more raunchy mainstream vibe.
The film is directed by Will Gluck, the writer/director of Easy A and Fired Up and stars Woody Harrelson, Jenna Elfman, Patricia Clarkson, Richard Jenkins, and Andy Samberg.
You can check out the red band trailer in HD at the official site or check it out below. Viewers be warned of explicit language.