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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.

Director:

Will Gluck

Writers:

Keith Merryman (screenplay), David A. Newman (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Timberlake ... Dylan
Mila Kunis ... Jamie
Patricia Clarkson ... Lorna
Jenna Elfman ... Annie
Bryan Greenberg ... Parker
Richard Jenkins ... Mr. Harper
Woody Harrelson ... Tommy
Nolan Gould ... Sam
Andy Samberg ... Quincy
Shaun White ... Self
Andrew Fleming ... Driver
Catherine Reitman ... Female Co-Worker
Courtney Henggeler ... Flight Attendant
Masi Oka ... Darin Arturo Morena
Tiya Sircar ... Hostess
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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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Friendship is a four-letter word. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

When Mila Kunis changes in the back seat of a taxi, the filmmakers felt the driver didn't sound like an authentic New York City taxi driver. So they used Mila's father Marko Kunis to dub his voice. Marko worked as a taxi driver when he first arrived in the United States and still has a Ukrainian accent. 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

Jamie: I have the perfect body for Photoshop. This
[face]
Jamie: gets more angular, these
[legs]
Jamie: get longer and this
[nose]
Jamie: gets way more Christian.
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Crazy Credits

At the end, the credits are passed through the screen by hands like using a touch screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in iZombie: Astroburger (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Such A Colorful World
Written by Mark Rosas, Blake Healy and Kevin Bard
Performed by Max & Simon
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A Cliché Romantic Comedy that Pokes Fun at Other Romantic Comedies
30 June 2011 | by threephilSee all my reviews

I was able to see a sneak screening of this movie almost 1 month prior to it's official release. I honestly walked in simply thinking I was seeing another typical romantic comedy with my girlfriend. To my surprise it was much more.

Timberlake plays an LA Blog Art Director who has just been recruited to work for GQ in New York by Kunis who is a headhunter. The two had great chemistry through out the movie.

What's funny is that even though it does contain the usual Cliché scenes that most romantic adult comedies contain, it does tend to poke fun at them and have some sort of realism to the plot.

Both Timberlake and Kunis are likable and really funny. Woody Harrelson was the best addition to support this younger cast. Harrelson plays a flamboyantly gay sports editor who goes from making sexual advances to JT, to offering him some pearls of wisdom with his love life.

I would have to say this movie was very enjoyable and if your skeptical about seeing it in the theaters, definitely put it on your "must rent" list.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Friends with Benefits See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,622,150, 24 July 2011

Gross USA:

$55,802,754

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,542,245
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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