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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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

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

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22 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amigos con beneficios  »

Box Office

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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Trivia

David Walton appears in a deleted scene as Aubrey, Lorna's own friend with benefits. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dylan: What do you know about women, anyway?
Tommy: Dude, I've turned down more tail than you'll ever have.
Dylan: Yeah, bro - you're gay!
Tommy: But the offers keep rolling in, naturally. Look at me! And hey, I love women. They're beautiful, majestic, mysterious, mesmerizing creatures. Smart, empathetic, far superior to men in every way. And if I had a choice, I would be with women to my dying day. But me likes cock, so I'm strickily-dickily.
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Crazy Credits

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Soundtracks

Love's Gonna Getcha
Written by Talitha Walters, Acacia Walters and Monroe Jones
Performed by Tal & Acacia
Courtesy of Essential Records
By arrangement with Provident Label Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
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Good chemistry for sure
26 July 2011 | by (Trinidad and Tobago) – See all my reviews

I was expecting to have to compare this movie with No Strings Attached (or whatever that movie with Ashton Kutcher was) all the way through however I was pleasantly surprised that the story was a bit more complex despite the obvious parallels.

Yes it's the typical "boy and girl decide to be friends only but end up loving each other" movie .... but I must admit that it was a lot smarter in the delivery. Timberlake and Kunis have a lot of chemistry on camera ... It's shot primarily in new york so expect the clichéd new york locations ...

The complexity of Timberlake's character is slowly revealed through the show as opposed to being revealed in the first 3 minutes like most other movies.

A good watch ... not slap your knee funny but certainly entertaining to the end ... clichés and all


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