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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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Storyline

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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new york | sex | new york city | job | break up | See more »

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Friendship is a four-letter word. 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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22 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amigos con beneficios  »

Box Office

Budget:

$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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Trivia

Mila Kunis used a "butt double" for her character's full nude scene despite the fact that she appears semi-nude in side views in a handful of scenes. See more »

Goofs

When Dylan takes Jamie to meet his family and they all gather on the porch by the beach, a man in a white shirt and a woman in an orange bikini, walk through the background three or four times within a minute. They are always going in the same direction, and at least two of their appearances seem to be the exact same background footage played over again. See more »

Quotes

Dylan: I'm supposed to meet up with Jamie.
Tommy: Who's that? That headhunter?
Dylan: Uh-huh.
Tommy: What, you guys going out now?
Dylan: No, no, no, we're just friends. We're... messing around a little bit.
Tommy: What do you mean?
Dylan: Sleeping together. But it's just sex.
Tommy: That never works, bro. She's a girl. Sex always means more to them even if they don't admit it.
Dylan: Jamie's different.
Tommy: Does she have a penis where most girls have a vagina?
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Crazy Credits

There are fake outtakes for the film's fake romantic movie at the very end of the credits. See more »

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References Easy A (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Pumped Up Kicks
Written by Mark Foster
Performed by Foster the People
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Good chemistry for sure
26 July 2011 | by (Trinidad and Tobago) – See all my reviews

I was expecting to have to compare this movie with No Strings Attached (or whatever that movie with Ashton Kutcher was) all the way through however I was pleasantly surprised that the story was a bit more complex despite the obvious parallels.

Yes it's the typical "boy and girl decide to be friends only but end up loving each other" movie .... but I must admit that it was a lot smarter in the delivery. Timberlake and Kunis have a lot of chemistry on camera ... It's shot primarily in new york so expect the clichéd new york locations ...

The complexity of Timberlake's character is slowly revealed through the show as opposed to being revealed in the first 3 minutes like most other movies.

A good watch ... not slap your knee funny but certainly entertaining to the end ... clichés and all


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