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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 »

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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  »

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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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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 »

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When Dylan takes Jamie to meet his family and they all gather on the porch by the beach, a man in a white shirt and a woman in an orange bikini, walk through the background three or four times within a minute. They are always going in the same direction, and at least two of their appearances seem to be the exact same background footage played over again. See more »

Quotes

Dylan: I'm supposed to meet up with Jamie.
Tommy: Who's that? That headhunter?
Dylan: Uh-huh.
Tommy: What, you guys going out now?
Dylan: No, no, no, we're just friends. We're... messing around a little bit.
Tommy: What do you mean?
Dylan: Sleeping together. But it's just sex.
Tommy: That never works, bro. She's a girl. Sex always means more to them even if they don't admit it.
Dylan: Jamie's different.
Tommy: Does she have a penis where most girls have a vagina?
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Crazy Credits

At the end, the credits are passed through the screen by hands like using a touch screen. See more »

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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Written by Andy Cabic (as Andrew Ross Cabic)
Performed by Vetiver
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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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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