Bronson is having none of your shit today
Bowing to my request for more “light” films, J checked out “Friends With Benefits” from the library the other day. By Tuesday night we were overloaded with Olympics coverage, and decided to put it on.
This film. Seriously: THIS FILM. *Waves fist.* According to this film, the way you convince Justin Timberlake that NYC is the place for him is to have Mila Kunis drag him on a geographically time-consuming trip around Manhattan and Brooklyn — which somehow in the film world takes no time at all — in which they stumble across an outdoor bar near the Brooklyn Bridge where snowboarder Shaun White verbally threatens him, then to a rooftop in midtown where you can supposedly see stars but really there are no stars not even CGI ones, and then to TIMES SQUARE where there is a FLASH MOB HAPPENING.
NEW YORK CITY: Shaun White and FLASH MOBS. I’m packing my bags! Why did I ever leave!
What does this have to do with Bronson Arroyo? During the apparently beneficial sex, JT sings “Closing Time” to MK, and I couldn’t get it out of my head all the next day. (UGH! THIS FILM.) And then today I saw this picture, and instantly that song popped back into my head, and I couldn’t help but imagine that BA also likes to sing “Closing Time” to HIS ladies. Beneficial!
(Dear Patricia Clarkson & Richard Jenkins: I love you both, and you were both fantastic in this film. I’m still perplexed that either of you was willing to be a part of it in the first place, but WELL DONE. Your performances made me remember it at least a little bit fondly.)
ETA: Just after we finished watching FWB, I learned that one of the writers was Harley Peyton, who wrote a ton of Twin Peaks episodes and the screenplay for Less Than Zero. WHAT.