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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.

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Will Gluck

Writers:

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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Friendship is a four-letter word. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The film cast includes one Oscar winner: Emma Stone; and four Oscar nominees: Richard Jenkins, Patricia Clarkson, Justin Timberlake, and Woody Harrelson. See more »

Goofs

When Dylan its explaining why his mom is not coming Mr. Harper's arm is going up and down as the camera changes angles. See more »

Quotes

[Tommy leaps over a wall into the Hudson River, and Dylan finds out...]
Dylan: You have a boat?
Tommy: I live in Jersey. I ain't taking no ferry... Unless it's out to dinner and a show.
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Crazy Credits

Other than the production company, there are no opening credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Conan: Hug Me, Sighed the Porcupine (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Let A Woman Be A Woman (And A Man Be A Man)
Written by Arlester Christian
Performed by Dyke and the Blazers (as Dyke & The Blazers)
Courtesy of Original Sound Entertainment
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"Friends with Benefits"
7 April 2012 | by jonathanruanoSee all my reviews

"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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2011 (USA) 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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2.35 : 1
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