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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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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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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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When playing basketball, Woody Harrelson is shown dunking. This is a nod to one of the subplots of White Men Can't Jump (1992). See more »

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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 »

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Dylan: Breasts.
Jamie: Really? I think they're so tiny.
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Unbelievably irritating
6 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was staying in on Saturday night and wanted to watch something light hearted and humorous. Friends with benefits seemed the perfect fit. Mila Kunis is usually talented and Justin Timberlake has done some good stuff. Add to it the glamour of NY and sharp comedy, things looked promising.

I lasted about 30 minutes. I don't know how they managed turn talent and sharp humour into something so annoying. Mila Kunis came across as a fake, arrogant brat and Justin Timberlake had about as much charm as a broom stick. I ended up just being irritated by a lot of things in the film. Such as when Mila Kunis asks Justing Timeberlake if he thinks she's pretty. This is Mila Kunis - voted the sexiest woman in the world for god sake. They both have glamorous jobs, look perfect and have perfect blend of humour and wit...just too damn perfect with absolutely no touch of reality. Not even a hint of chemistry between the two.

It's such a shame because Mila Kunis was excellent in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and her voice over work in Family Guy is brilliant. So I can only blame the director in this movie for turning her into such an annoying character. As for Justin Timberlake...bland, just bland.

Irritating film. Luckily, Predator was on and saved the evening. At least Arnie can do proper humour.


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