Watch: 'No Strings Attached' and 'Friends with Benefits' Are the Same
It's pretty much a no brainer here, but after seeing No Strings Attached hit theaters back in January, it came as a bit of a surprise that a movie with pretty much exactly the same premise, but a bit of a raunchier edge, was coming in the form of Friends with Benefits. I've actually heard some audience members say out loud while watching the trailer for the latter film, "How is this different from No Strings Attached?" Personally, I think help from Easy A director Will Gluck makes Friends with Benefits more appealing. However, a new trailer mash-up makes it hard to argue that these two films aren't exactly the same. Enjoy!
We'll find out just how similar these two are once Friends with Benefits hits theaters on July 22nd as counter-programming to the much anticipated comic book flick Captain America: The First Avenger. Having seen No Strings Attached, I can already say that the trailer for Friends with Benefits alone looks funnier and raunchier than its predecessor. Plus, the presence of Patricia Clarkson as a sexually charged, hip mother to Mila Kunis seems like a good move, especially after she lit up the screen with Stanley Tucci in Easy A. Even Justin Timberlake has been hitting all the right comedy chords. Still, it's disappointing that again we have two films with nearly the same plot hitting theaters the same year. That's Hollywood for ya!