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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dylan
... Jamie
... Lorna
... Annie
... Parker
... Mr. Harper
... Tommy
... Sam
... Quincy
... Himself
... Driver
... Female Co-Worker
... Flight Attendant
... Darin Arturo Morena
... 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

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

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22 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amigos con beneficios  »

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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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Trivia

Mila Kunis's character takes a sign from someone at the airport that says "O.Penderghast" - Emma Stone played this character the year before in Easy A (2009). See more »

Goofs

When Dylan picks up his father at the airport and eat at the restaurant Daily Grill, there isn't a Daily Grill at Newark airport or anywhere in New York City. However, they do have a location in LAX but Dylan is picking up his father in New York City not Los Angeles. See more »

Quotes

Dylan: I'm supposed to meet up with Jamie.
Tommy: Who's that? That headhunter?
Dylan: Uh-huh.
Tommy: What, you guys going out now?
Dylan: No, no, no, we're just friends. We're... messing around a little bit.
Tommy: What do you mean?
Dylan: Sleeping together. But it's just sex.
Tommy: That never works, bro. She's a girl. Sex always means more to them even if they don't admit it.
Dylan: Jamie's different.
Tommy: Does she have a penis where most girls have a vagina?
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Other than the production company, there are no opening credits. See more »

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References Easy A (2010) See more »

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Tightrope
Written by Janelle Monáe (as Janelle Monáe Robinson), Chuck Lightning (as Charles Joseph), Nate 'Rocket' Wonder (as Nathaniel Irvin III), and Big Boi (as Antwan Patton)
Performed by Janelle Monáe
Courtesy of Bad Boy Records LLC
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Cliché, predictable, but so honest and funny!
22 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

This movie was all things cliché and predictable. Even though you know what is coming, the honesty with life's little quirks and human behavior was incredibly well done.

Timberlake is an okay actor. I found him to be a fresh breath in this movie. The dialogue and scenario fit his charm quite well.

I found Mila Kunis to be quite funny, and she pulled off that cute, charming, awkwardly damaged woman, perfectly. She was chic, yet easy to relate too. Down to earth, but an air of success and confidence, hidden in all the girly dreams and fairy-tales.

If you want something original and never done before, this is the wrong movie to watch. If you wish to appreciate a good spin on an old concept with stellar humor and humanity, it is worth the watch..


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