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Friends with Benefits (2011)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  22 July 2011 (USA)
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While trying to avoid the clichés of Hollywood romantic comedies, Dylan Harper and Jamie Rellis soon discover however that adding the act of sex to their friendship does lead to complications.

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Jamie Rellis (Mila Kunis) is a New York City head-hunter trying to sign Los Angeles-based art director Dylan Harper (Justin Timberlake) for her client. When he takes the job and makes the move, they quickly become friends. Their friendship turns into a friendship with benefits, but with Jamie's emotionally damaged past and Dylan's history of being emotionally unavailable, they have to try to not fall for each other the way Hollywood romantic comedies dictate. Written by napierslogs

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Some friends come with a happy ending. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for some violent content and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Amigos con beneficios  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,622,150 (USA) (22 July 2011)

Gross:

$55,802,754 (USA) (16 September 2011)
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Andy Samberg, Justin Timberlake and Patricia Clarkson all previously appeared in the SNL Digital Short/music video for the song "Motherlover". Clarkson played Timberlake's mother in it. Emma Stone also previously appeared in an SNL Digital Short. SNL Digital Shorts are pre-taped skits made for Saturday Night Live (1975), which were created by Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. See more »

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When Dylan and Jamie are talking on top of the building, Jamie's hair goes back and forth from on her shoulders to completely behind her as the camera changes angles. See more »

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Dylan: Why do women think the only way to get men to do what they want is to manipulate them?
Jamie: History, personal experience, romantic comedies.
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Girls Fall Like Donimoes
Written by Milo Cordell, David Robertson Furze, Nicki Minaj (as O. Maraj), Gordon Greville, J.R. Rotem (as JR Rotem), Cleveland Browne and Wycliffe Johnson
Performed by Nicki Minaj
Courtesy of Cash Money Records / Universal Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "Dominos"
Performed by The Big Pink
Courtesy of 4AD Limited
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"Friends with Benefits"
7 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"Friends with Benefits" has a predictable and unoriginal rom-com storyline and its ending is pretty lame. Yet this movie coasts on the charisma of Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis and a lot of sharp and witty dialogue. As long as these two actors are talking to each other or having sex, there is hardly ever a dull moment. And the reason for this seems to be simple enough. In most rom-coms, the actors play pretty dim-witted, boring and superficial people and therefore there is no reason to take interest in anything they may say or do. In this rom-com, "Friends with Benefits," Timberlake and Kunis play fresh, independent and smart people and for this reason we are interested in the lives they lead and what they say to each other. So "Friends with Benefits" does not have much of a plot, but that does seem to matter because on this rare occasion we are happily distracted by the magnetism of two capable on screen actors who are playing two well-craft parts.


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