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

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22 July 2011 (USA)  »

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Amigos con beneficios  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,622,150 (USA) (22 July 2011)

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$55,802,754 (USA) (16 September 2011)
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Trivia

Nolan Gould's character Sam is a budding magician. As Luke Dunphy in Modern Family, he proves to be an accomplished magician in "The Butler's Escape" (season 4 / episode 4) 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

Dylan: [after he spills coffee on his pants, Dylan is asking another employee for a replacement pair] I'm your boss! Give me your pants!
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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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Referenced in The Simpsons: Friend with Benefit (2015) See more »

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Love's Gonna Getcha
Written by Talitha Walters, Acacia Walters, and Monroe Jones
Performed by Tal & Acacia
Courtesy of Essential Records
By arrangement with Provident Label Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
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"Friends with Benefits"
7 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See 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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