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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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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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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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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 »

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When Jamie comes back to New York City from Los Angeles, at the airport, a man in yellow t-shirt and blue jeans passes her twice. See more »

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Jamie: Everybody, this is Dylan. He's from L.A.
[Everybody boos him]
Jamie: He's the reason I can afford all this beer!
[Everybody cheers him]
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Referenced in Fokus på Film fra Sør (2011) See more »

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New York, New York (FWB Remix)
Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb
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Better Than Expected, But Nothing New
6 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Watch this if...you are in the mood for an adult-oriented romantic comedy that has a great pace and manages to appeal to both genders.

Acting/Casting: 6.5* - Timberlake and Kunis are very good in the lead roles and the supporting cast is well put together. Honestly, Timberlake surprised me a bit with his performance.

Directing/Cinematography/Technical: 6* - There is a lot of great scenery of LA and New York in the film. The movie also has a great pace, which can be attributed to the directing.

Plot/Characters: 6* - Nothing new in the storyline with this movie, but it is done fairly well. Guy and girl are friends and decide to have no strings attached sex, but of course that is hard to do.

Entertainment Value: 7* - As mentioned, this movie is appealing to both genders and is fast paced and entertaining. I would recommend to anyone looking for a good romantic comedy that would interest both members in the relationship.

My Score: 6.5+6+6+7 = 25.5/4 = 6.4

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