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Friends with Benefits (2011)

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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 »

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

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22 July 2011 (USA)  »

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Amigos con beneficios  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

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

In the scene were Mila Kunis' character, Jamie, is speaking to Patricia Clarkson's character, Lorna (Jamie's mother), about the benefits of free love and how people behaved in the 1970s, you can clearly see the movie Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) playing in the background. This is Paul Mazursky's cinematic homage to free love and ties in nicely to Lorna's character "free love" spirit. See more »

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After watching the romantic movie Jamie goes to the kitchen for some beer and then takes the garbage out. But the garbage reappears now and then in front of the couch. See more »

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Taxi Driver: Welcome to New York! Go and fuck a dick!
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Referenced in Chasing Life: Cancer Friends with Benefits (2015) See more »

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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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