Dave is a married man with two kids and a loving wife , and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain when lightning strikes and they switch bodies.
As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since - a friendship that's tested when Lori, John's girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship.
A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
Jamie (Mila Kunis) is a New York head-hunter trying to sign Los Angeles-based Dylan (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
In the scene where Justin Timberlake's character is showing Mila Kunis' character the ocean, Russian Billionaire Andrey Melnichenko's super yacht "A" can be seen in the background. See more »
Jamie gets a call while in the bathroom. She holds a conversation with the person, but you can see in the reflection on the mirror that she hasn't answered the call - the green ('Answer') and red ('Decline') buttons can be seen. See more »
Bananas in the refrigerator? What are you, Puerto Rican?
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At the end the credits are passed trough the screen by hands like using a touch screen. See more »
The premise of "Friendships with benefits" is not a novel thing in Hollywood. Some might even say that it is a very old motif and lacking in originality. And, "They" would be right! More so, when two extremely similar films are released within the very same year. If you missed it, the other one is No Strings Attached and looks like a carbon copy of Friends with Benefits. The punch lines and jokes delivered by main leads, Kunis and Timberlake, are often clinical and sound rushed in. It fails to connect emotionally, seemingly missing the mark as a romantic comedy; On the other hand, the comedic parts are rather acceptable, due to the help of supporting cast- Specifically, a note worthy performance from Woody Harrelson and amusing cameo appearances by Shaun White. I have no problem believing that Kunis and Timberlake are good off screen friends. But, on screen, they completely lack chemistry thus leaving the stereotyped ending lifeless and unromantic! If you are looking for a good romantic comedy, this movie isn't it.
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