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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

June 30, 2011 at 10:17 AM

“No Strings Attached” and “Friends With Benefits” — the same movie?

It’s funny how movies sometimes come along in pairs — two Truman Capote movies, for example, or two animated movies about ants, or five thousand movies with Natalie Portman in them. (Oops, extended my reach a bit there.) Anyway, this year is bringing us two movies about attractive young friends — one male, one female — who don’t want a relationship but want to have no-strings sex with each other; each movie starring a would-be ballerina from “Black Swan.” I haven’t seen “Friends with Benefits” yet, and I’m devoutly hoping that it’s better than “No Strings Attached” (which came out early in the year). But this trailer mash-up, by the Blind Film Critic, indicates that I may have seen “Friends with Benefits” already. See what you think.

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