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Meet Chloe and Owen: best buds since their sandbox days. Now, in med school as they attempt to balance the weight of their studies, his job, her band, their parents, their friends (their... See more »


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Margaret Laney ...
Alex Brown ...
Anne Petersen ...
Jake Alexander ...
Richard 'Dick' Weed
Irene Longshore ...
Bill Fairbairn ...
Owen's Father
Owen's Mom
Ashley McGarry ...
Sam Dingman ...
Tracy Podell ...
Joseph D'Amico ...
Phoebe (as Zina Anaplioti)
Greg Rossi
Kevin Davis ...
Ten-year-old Owen
Marissa Smoker ...
10-year-old Chloe
Yalie Dad - in coffee shop
Girl with hoodie
Psychology Professor
Emily Ward ...
Woman - in bathroom
Alexander Elisa ...
Customer in Bar
Webcam Girl
Webcam Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David McCarthy ...
Guy taking test

Directed by

Gorman Bechard

Written by

Gorman Bechard ... (written by) and
Ashley McGarry ... (written by)

Produced by

Gorman Bechard ... producer
Ada Campbell ... executive producer
Tom Campbell ... executive producer
Ugo Cavalier ... co-producer
Margaret Laney ... co-producer
Frank Loftus ... co-producer
Ashley McGarry ... producer

Music by

Dean Falcone
Steve Harris

Cinematography by

Adrian Peng Correia ... (as Adrian Correia)

Film Editing by

Gorman Bechard
Ashley McGarry

Casting By

Gorman Bechard
Ashley McGarry

Production Design by

Alexis Kaloyanides

Art Direction by

Collin Carrothers

Costume Design by

Jodi Baldwin

Makeup Department

Mara Palumbo Capps ... key hair stylist (as Mara Palumbo) / key makeup artist (as Mara Palumbo)
Stefanie Rae Fisher ... assistant hair stylist / key makeup artist

Production Management

Ashley McGarry ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Harrison Bohrman ... first assistant director
Michael LeGuen ... first assistant director
Colleen Smagula ... second second assistant director

Art Department

Stephanie Kauffman ... set dresser
Molly Royer ... assistant art director

Sound Department

Dave Groman ... sound recordist
Matt Gundy ... re-recording mixer
David McCarthy ... boom operator

Camera and Electrical Department

Justen Patrick Lander ... first assistant camera
Matt Ruderman ... key grip
Rachael Saltzman ... gaffer
Meg Schrock ... additional gaffer
Joe Serio ... best boy

Music Department

Gorman Bechard ... music supervisor

Other crew

Katherine DaSilva ... key production assistant
Stephen Handwerk ... website designed by
Frank Loftus ... website designed by
Tracy Utley ... script supervisor
Chris Whitaker ... additional medic
Adam Wogksch ... production assistant

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Plot Summary

Meet Chloe and Owen: best buds since their sandbox days. Now, in med school as they attempt to balance the weight of their studies, his job, her band, their parents, their friends (their sanity), they find little time for relationships...but lots of time for the desire. One fateful day, a brave Owen proposes the "perfect" solution: Friends (read: no messy relationship stuff)...with benefits (read: insanely messy sex stuff). "Perfect," that is...if the two hadn't always been secretly in love with one another So what DOES happen when two close friends decide to secretly blur the lines dividing friendship and relationship...and the rest of their tight knit group of friends finds out? The answer: complications arise. A LOT of complications. In fact, to quote their therapist, "It's brought down empires; imagine what it can do to a group of friends". Written by Gorman Bechard

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Taglines Most friendships are complicated. Some are more complicated than others. See more »
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  • Friends (With Benefits) (United States)
  • 94 min
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Trivia When Gorman Bechard wrote the first draft of the "Friends (with benefits)" script in 1999, he titled it "Fuck Buddies", but soon found that attracting a talented cast to a film of that name became rather difficult, thus forcing the name change. Though on his personal computer, anything related to the film is still kept in a folder named "Fuck Buddies". See more »
Quotes Brad: You wouldn't have these problems if you would just follow my rules: 100. Friends don't let friends fuck ugly people 99. Try everything twice, the first time you might have been doing it wrong 98. Fat girls give the best head because they're always hungry 97. Cologne: overrated... Deodorant: a must 96. Blondes are usually too dumb to realize they're having more fun 95. After puberty, that's not "baby fat" 94. ATM = the Holy Grail 93. All hippie chicks deep throat, but few vegans swallow 92. Women like shoes. They will look at yours; purchase accordingly 91. BBBJ or why bother? 90. Women cannot parallel park 89. If you wanna fuck it, you've got to be willing to lick it. 88. Ass, stomach, legs, boobs - in that order 87. If it's not dirty, you're doing something wrong 86. If a friend's apartment is running low on toilet paper, you're required to use it all 85. Cheerleaders are overrated 84. Under no circumstance may two men share an umbrella 83. Never allow a conversation with a woman to go on longer than you are able to have sex with her 82. Other than in February, the 14th of every month is Pizza and Blowjob Night 81. Dogs are better than cats... period 80. Bigger is never better when they're fake 79. Don't leave the house until you're camera ready 78. A period does not equal a week off from sex 77. Mustaches and hunting = gay 76. Sucking your best friend's dick = priceless 75. You are not accountable if you bring ugly people home, unless you fuck them again in the morning 74. If her mom isn't a MILF, chances are she won't be one either 73. Fake orgasms count, as long as they're not yours 72. The G-spot does not exist 71. There is NOTHING sexy about pregnant women 70. Persistence gets you laid 69. Never give yourself a haircut while drunk 68. No panties = a good night 67. Drinks hard liquor = a great night 66. Tongue piercing = God loves you! 65. Saliva isn't always the best lubricant, just the most fun to apply 64. White cotton panties and knee socks. Enough said! 63. Never lend money to friends 62. Never lend books, CDs, or DVDs to anyone 61. The month you finish paying for your car, it will break down 60. Elvis is not dead 59. Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone 58. What's good for you usually won't taste better. Example: processed peanut butter vs. the all-natural kind 57. People who don't use turn signals deserve mandatory prison sentences 56. Never let a girl shave your balls 55. Porn saves lives 54. Republicans are better at... well... nothing 53. If you've never had New Haven brick oven pizza, you've never had pizza. There is no pizza in New York or Chicago. Don't argue, you'll just sound foolish 52. Old country = cool Alt-country = really cool New country = sucks 51. Condition your hair once a day 50. Masturbate twice a day 49. Eat three square meals every day 48. Women should never cut their hair, unless they're going to play for the other team 47. Crying is blackmail 46. Your choice: spay or neuter your pet... or yourself 45. If she sleeps in your bed, sex is a given 44. If a girl leaves her dirty panties lying around, she wants you to sniff them 43. There's no such thing as "giving 110%" 42. Halloween is the only holiday that matters 41. Sympathy sex trumps make-up sex 40. Body hair just gets in the way 39. Rip bread, don't slice it 38. Every man should learn how to dance, but no other man should know he can 37. Men have no right to speak on the subject of abortion 36. Every decade gives us only one great double album: The White Album, Exile On Main Street, London Calling, Being There, and Cold Roses. 35. Chivalry is not dead, but she has to earn it 34. Watch Carnival Of Souls at least once in your lifetime 33. If your pubic hair is blonde or red, shaving is optional 32. You can cheat on girls with hairy legs 31. If they don't answer, it means yes 30. Never turn down a chance to sleep with a celebrity 29. Sex is better in warmer climates 28. Emo guys = gay; emo gals = easy marks 27. Never trust people who don't drink coffee 26. Springsteen really is The Boss 25. If there's a problem, talk it out 24. If you can't talk it out: fuck, then try again 23. Never lease what you can buy 22. Never break up using a post-it note, her biker friends will hurt you for it 21. Never say "no" to a green-eyed girl 20. Live life as if The Catcher In The Rye were your bible 19. Don't lie, you will get caught 18. Admit that the 1986 Mets were the greatest baseball team of all time and life will be easier 17. Know the legal age of consent in every place you visit 16. Wild animals belong in the wild, not in zoos, fairs, or roadside attractions 15. Pussy farts are charming 14. Only wear a bra if you're going to offend me 13. Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder 12. It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye 11. Never underestimate the power of stupid peoplein large groups 10. When in doubt, mumble 9. Masturbation is overrated 8. Small boobs are misunderstood 7. Better to be feared than loved, but even better to have your love feared 6. Handcuffs are the ultimate sex toy 5. If you can't convince them, confuse them 4. Quiet girls are the most likely to toss your salad 3. Women do not understand remote controls, there is no exception to this rule 2. Never overthink... And the most important rule of all: Friends don't fuck.
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