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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 and Jamie soon discover however that adding the act of sex to their friendship does lead to complications.

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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 napierslogs

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new york | sex | break up | job | new york city | 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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Friends with Benefits  »

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

Justin Timberlake's character has a lightning-bolt tattoo, and Mila Kunis' character wears a lightning-bolt necklace throughout the movie except in the photo-shoot scene when he is angry with her. See more »

Goofs

During the outdoor dinner when Dylan is explaining to his father that her mother left them long ago, his father's arm changes positions between shots. See more »

Quotes

Taxi Driver: Welcome to New York! Go and fuck a dick!
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At the end, the credits are passed through the screen by hands like using a touch screen. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.170 (2011) See more »

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New York, New York (FWB Remix)
Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb
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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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