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Friends with Benefits (2011)

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A young man and woman decide to take their friendship to the next level without becoming a couple, but soon discover that adding sex only leads 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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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,622,150, 24 July 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,802,754

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,542,245
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Trivia

The scene that Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake's characters decide to break it off was originally scripted as them being naked whilst deciding to break up. The idea was then scrapped because the director, 'Will Gluck' said "It was just wrong." See more »

Goofs

When going out on the top of the building Dylan and Jamie have no sandwiches even though they are having them while climbing the stairs and eating them in the next moment. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Tommy: Still not gay?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2011 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Take A Bow
Written and Performed by Greg Laswell
Courtesy of Vanguard Records
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"Friends with Benefits"
7 April 2012 | by 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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