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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Will Gluck

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

Richard Jenkins and Woody Harrelson appeared in North Country (2005) and LBJ (2016). See more »

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Dylan says "Grand Central Station" instead of its correct name Grand Central Terminal. See more »

Quotes

Annie Harper: We get it! You're men! You like sports! You're men! You like sports!
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References High School Musical (2006) See more »

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Written by Berry Gordy, Marshall E. Jones (as Marshall Jones), Jermaine Dupri, Ralph Middlebrooks, Fonce Mizell (as Alphonso Mizell), Junie Morrison (as Walter Morrison), Norman Napier (as Norman Napier), Freddie Perren (as Frederick Perren), Marvin Pierce, Deke Richards, Clarence Satchell, Gregory A. Webster (as Gregory Webster) and Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner (as Leroy Bonner)
Performed by Kris Kross
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Contains a sample of "I Want You Back"
Performed by Jackson 5
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises and Contains a sample of "Funky Worm"
Performed by Ohio Players (as The Ohio Players)
Courtesy of Westbound Records
By arrangement with Fine Gold Music LLC
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A movie without benefits
7 September 2011 | by SteveMierzejewskiSee all my reviews

Don't waste your time on this one. A weak, predictable plot highly dependent on simulated sex scenes between the two main characters to maintain viewer interest. Of course, if you're into that kind of thing, you'd probably think this was the movie of the year. If you're looking for some depth or acting quality, you've come to the wrong film.

And what's with Justin Timberlake? Is he gay or putting a little too much glitter on his speech to give it a gay twist? I'm not trying to be funny here because one of the running gags is that people keep asking him if he is gay. I suppose this is supposed to have us all convulsed with laughter, otherwise I don't have any idea why they are beating us to death with this angle. I suspect Mila Kunis did her best with the underdeveloped character she was given, and its the reason I rated the film so highly. Anyway, if you really want to explore the 'can men and women be friends' theme, watch the best in this genre, 'When Harry Met Sally'. At least you won't regret the time you spent watching it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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2.35 : 1
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