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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

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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 ... Himself
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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Details

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, Wide Release

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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Trivia

Castle Rock Entertainment's logo doesn't appear in the film. See more »

Goofs

All the airport scenes that are supposed to be in New York are actually shot at LAX which is very easy to identify. 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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At the end, the credits are passed through the screen by hands like using a touch screen. See more »

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Features On the Waterfront (1954) See more »

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I Will Follow You Into The Dark
Written by Benjamin Gibbard
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Leave it to Justin and Mila to make a better "No Strings Attached"
16 June 2011 | by neji107See all my reviews

So is Friends With Benefits better than No Strings Attached? Yes. And if that's all you needed to settle a bet with your friend, you can go call him up now and plan a trip to the theater July 22 to find out why.

Justin Timberlake has proved once again that he can actually act... Pretty well, actually. And that automatically puts him lightyears ahead of Ashton Kutcher. Additionally, Justin and Mila have some excellent and convincing chemistry that really supports the film, along with a handful of jokes and hilarious cameos that make for some good laughs. But the story falls flat where it tries to parody the typical romance movie because ultimately, it adheres to the exact same chick-flick formula: Guy meets girl, they hit it off, complications arise, they fall apart, they resolve their issues, and voilà... happily ever after. And Mila's mother in the movie... where have we seen her character before? Oh that's right, literally copy+pasted from Easy A.

I suppose you probably wouldn't expect anything more out of this movie than the run-of-the-mill romance comedy, but it's a solid one at that and worth your while if you're interested!

7/10


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