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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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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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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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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

Mila Kunis's character takes a sign from someone at the airport that says "O.Penderghast" - Emma Stone played this character the year before in Easy A (2009). See more »

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All the airport scenes that are supposed to be in New York are actually shot at LAX which is very easy to identify. See more »

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[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 »

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Referenced in Trouble with the Curve (2012) See more »

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Boys Don't Cry
Written by Robert Smith, Laurence Tolhurst, and Michael Dempsey (as Michael Smith)
Performed by Grant Lee Phillips
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By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Better Than Expected, But Nothing New
6 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

Watch this if...you are in the mood for an adult-oriented romantic comedy that has a great pace and manages to appeal to both genders.

Acting/Casting: 6.5* - Timberlake and Kunis are very good in the lead roles and the supporting cast is well put together. Honestly, Timberlake surprised me a bit with his performance.

Directing/Cinematography/Technical: 6* - There is a lot of great scenery of LA and New York in the film. The movie also has a great pace, which can be attributed to the directing.

Plot/Characters: 6* - Nothing new in the storyline with this movie, but it is done fairly well. Guy and girl are friends and decide to have no strings attached sex, but of course that is hard to do.

Entertainment Value: 7* - As mentioned, this movie is appealing to both genders and is fast paced and entertaining. I would recommend to anyone looking for a good romantic comedy that would interest both members in the relationship.

My Score: 6.5+6+6+7 = 25.5/4 = 6.4

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