The members of Semisonic are getting an unexpected Christmas present from Hollywood this year — even though their package was mislabeled for fellow ’90s hitmakers Third Eye Blind. Their Grammy-winning 1998 hit “Closing Time” features prominently in the upcoming romantic comedy, “Friends With Benefits,” starring two of the hottest people in the world, Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. It won’t be out until next summer, but the trailer just landed featuring a scene where JT offers to sing to Kunis in bed to keep their casual sex extra-casual. “I could sing some Third Eye Blind,” he says, and then starts up “Closing Time.” After she says he has the wrong band, the Semisonic song starts up in the background to close out the trailer. Cue the iTunes downloads.
Songwriter Dan Wilson is reportedly flattered, never mind the mix-up, and linked to the movie trailer on his Facebook page with this message: “ ‘Closing Time,’ like Yeti, spotted occasionally in the mountainsides of pop culture.”
Here's the trailer. Warning: It's an R-rated clip, with some cuss words and sexual content.