Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.
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
In the scene where Dylan (Justin Timberlake) is going to ask the woman on the stairs out, the musician in the plaza with the saxophone is playing "Just a Friend" by Biz Markie. See more »
During the outdoor dinner when Dylan is explaining to his father that her mother left them long ago, his father's arm changes positions between shots. See more »
This is the LAPD. You are trespassing. Get down from the sign.
We gotta jump.
[Jamie jumps down from the sign]
Come on, get down! Sir, this is your last warning.
Use the ladder!
I have a fear of heights! Also, he-he-helicopters! They don't make sense to me!
What do you mean you have a fear of heights? Why would you come up here?
You called me a pu-pussy!
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There are fake outtakes for the film's fake romantic movie at the very end of the credits. See more »
"Friends with Benefits" has a predictable and unoriginal rom-com storyline and its ending is pretty lame. Yet this movie coasts on the charisma of Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis and a lot of sharp and witty dialogue. As long as these two actors are talking to each other or having sex, there is hardly ever a dull moment. And the reason for this seems to be simple enough. In most rom-coms, the actors play pretty dim-witted, boring and superficial people and therefore there is no reason to take interest in anything they may say or do. In this rom-com, "Friends with Benefits," Timberlake and Kunis play fresh, independent and smart people and for this reason we are interested in the lives they lead and what they say to each other. So "Friends with Benefits" does not have much of a plot, but that does seem to matter because on this rare occasion we are happily distracted by the magnetism of two capable on screen actors who are playing two well-craft parts.
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