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

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22 July 2011 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,622,150 (USA) (24 July 2011)

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$55,802,754 (USA)
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In one scene, Dylan and Jamie are discussing about a girl they see in the park carrying a book and they think she's reading Nicholas Sparks. Richard Jenkins, who plays Dylan's father, appeared in Dear John (2010), which was based on Sparks novel and in both films Jenkins plays the disabled father of the leading man. See more »

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When Jamie flies home to New York City from Los Angeles, she gets a text from Dylan asking if she got home safely. It's supposed to be July 4th, but the date on the phone is 08/24/2010. See more »

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References Easy A (2010) See more »

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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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H-A-T-E the "music"
19 June 2012 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Aight, the picture itself is not too bad. It's clichéd, shallow, crude, predictable. It's replete with impossibly talented non-entities cracking wise left and right. Both women and men, gay and straight, are portrayed as annoying jerks, without any old-school values or integrity. If the human race ever devolves to the specimens as depicted in this movie, I'm getting a one-way ticket off the planet.

All that, however, can be glossed over.

What REALLY got to me, and which got me to write this feedback is the supremely irritating muzak. I mean, literally EVERY SINGLE scene concludes with a score, and each and every score is basically some schmuck banging on a guitar and intoning nondescript, forgettable words. It's the kind of thing that passes for "profound" in a hippie commune with everyone stoned and half-comatose. I don't know what genre it officially is... - "indie," is it? I know the said "music" is meant to give pause for thought, reflection, to make us pensive... - but it's just imbecilic and bland. It totally lacks any character. Jeez Alou, you could literally replace all the so-called lyrics with "nya nya nya" in the style of someone who takes a break from drooling into a cup, and the effect would be identical.

Anyway, so the O.S.T. entirely ruined for me what would otherwise have been a 5/10 feature.


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