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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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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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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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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

Catherine Reitman has a minor role in the movie. Her father Ivan Reitman directed No Strings Attached (2011), a movie with the same premise as Friends with Benefits (2011), which came out earlier in the year. See more »

Goofs

When Tommy jumps to the river we see that he jumps close to three feet away from the shore based on the impulse he took, later and from Dylan's point of view we see the boat a little farther, and finally when he starts the engine and goes, the distance is much bigger. See more »

Quotes

Jamie: Why don't they ever a make a movie about what happens after they kiss?
Dylan: They do, it's called porn.
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Referenced in Night Terrors (2014) See more »

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Life's A Party
Written by Tim Myers and Dave Bassett
Performed by Tim Myers
Courtesy of Palladium Records
By arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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H-A-T-E the "music"
19 June 2012 | by 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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