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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mila'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. See more »


At the airport, Dylan meets his arriving father at the aircraft gate rather than outside a security checkpoint. If meeting or picking up a family member that is disabled, or a young child, non-passenger tickets are issued, so the competent adult can pick up meet the individual at the gate. This would apply to the father because of his illness (Alzheimer's Disease). See more »


Jamie: Oh... my butt.
Dylan: What?
Jamie: My butt!
Dylan: Really?
Jamie: No! My butt is cramping. Can you grab a pillow?
Dylan: [puts a pillow in her low back] So... there is not butt?
Jamie: NO.
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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 »


Features Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) See more »


Take A Bow
Written and Performed by Greg Laswell
Courtesy of Vanguard 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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