[Update – July 1, 2011: It has been brought to our attention there is another film with a similar storyline. It’s an independent film entitled, “Friends (with Benefits)”, which premiered in 2009. Scroll down to watch the “Friends (with Benefits)” trailer.]
One Year. Two Movies. Same Formula.
…at least that’s how it appears when you watch the trailers for ‘Friends with Benefits’ and “No Strings Attached”. We produced this mashup to compare the two movies side-by-side. Wonder which film is better?
Produced & Edited by Ben Churchill
Trailer Mashup – ‘Friends with Benefits’ vs. “No Strings Attached”
“No Strings Attached” Trailer
“No Strings Attached” Plot Summary
In this comedy, Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) are life-long friends who almost ruin everything by having sex one morning. In order to protect their friendship, they make a pact to keep their relationship strictly “no strings attached.” “No strings” means no jealousy, no expectations, no fighting, no flowers, no baby voices. It means they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, in whatever public place they want, as long as they don’t fall in love. The question becomes- who’s going to fall first? And can their friendship survive?
“Friends with Benefits” Trailer
“Friends with Benefits” Red-Band Trailer
“Friends with Benefits” Plot Summary
Dylan (Justin Timberlake) and Jamie (Mila Kunis) think it’s going to be easy to add the simple act of sex to their friendship, despite what Hollywood romantic comedies would have them believe. They soon discover however that getting physical really does always lead to complications.
Update / July 1, 2011: It has been brought to our attention there is ANOTHER film with the same storyline. It’s an independent film entitled, “Friends (with Benefits)”, which premiered in 2009.
“Friends (with Benefits” Trailer
Kristine Covello, from What Were We Thinking Films, in Hamden, CT says, “FRIENDS (WITH BENEFITS) was originally titled F*CK BUDDIES when written by Connecticut based indie author/screenwriter Gorman Bechard. It was shopped around Hollywood by Bechard’s agents in June of 1999. The script’s title proved a difficult sell, and ultimately was never purchased. Changing the name, Bechard went on to independently produce & direct his film in 2006.” [Here is a production report from IndieWire http://t.co/KokfBhI]
“In 2009, FRIENDS (WITH BENEFITS) premiered at STIFF in Seattle and went on to play the festival circuit winning numerous “Best Of” awards along the way. It is currently available on DVD and available to stream via Netflix, Fancast, and Babelgum.” [Website: http://fwbmovie.com]
“Mr. Bechard is currently working the festival circuit with his latest film COLOR ME OBSESSED the first ever doc about famed indie band The Replacements. Earlier this year it was named one of the “Seven Best New Music Documentaries of The Year” by Rolling Stone. He has just begun production on his next project ‘PIZZA, A LOVE STORY’.”