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Friends with Benefits (2011)

R  |   |  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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Some friends come with a happy ending. See more »


Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for some violent content and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amigos con beneficios  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,622,150 (USA) (22 July 2011)


$55,802,754 (USA) (16 September 2011)

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Did You Know?


When Mila Kunis changes in the back seat of a taxi, the filmmakers felt the driver didn't sound like an authentic New York taxi driver. So they used Mila's father Marko Kunis to dub his voice. Marko worked as a taxi driver when he first arrived in the United States and still has a Ukrainian accent. See more »


When in Grand Central at the end of the movie Dylan is "dancing" on the stairs when they show him face on. When the camera angle changes to behind him the person isn't moving at all. See more »


Taxi Driver: Welcome to New York! Go and fuck a dick!
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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 »


References Hawaii Five-0 (2010) See more »


Written by Janelle Monáe (as Janelle Monáe Robinson), Chuck Lightning (as Charles Joseph), Nate 'Rocket' Wonder (as Nathaniel Irvin III) and Big Boi (as Antwan Patton)
Performed by Janelle Monáe
Courtesy of Bad Boy Records LLC
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Cliché, predictable, but so honest and funny!
22 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was all things cliché and predictable. Even though you know what is coming, the honesty with life's little quirks and human behavior was incredibly well done.

Timberlake is an okay actor. I found him to be a fresh breath in this movie. The dialogue and scenario fit his charm quite well.

I found Mila Kunis to be quite funny, and she pulled off that cute, charming, awkwardly damaged woman, perfectly. She was chic, yet easy to relate too. Down to earth, but an air of success and confidence, hidden in all the girly dreams and fairy-tales.

If you want something original and never done before, this is the wrong movie to watch. If you wish to appreciate a good spin on an old concept with stellar humor and humanity, it is worth the watch..

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