Friends With Benefits
Friends With Benefits (2011)

Dylan (Justin Timberlake) and Jamie (Mila Kunis) think it's going to be easy to add the simple act of sex to their friendship, despite what Hollywood romantic comedies would have them believe. They soon discover however that getting… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 22, 2011
DVD Release Date: December 2, 2011
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Friends with Benefits adds nothing new to its well-worn rom-com formula, but the chemistry between Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis is almost enough to carry the movie by itself.

Leah Rozen

Anyone who has ever seen a romantic comedy before knows where this one is going.

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Logan Hill
New York Magazine/Vulture

Fast-paced and fabulously fake, Friends With Benefits is the Red Bull of romantic comedies, unapologetically delivering a hyperactive, synthetic buzz.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

These types of movies are going to keep coming out and there's just nothing we can do do about it.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

The chemistry between Kunis and her co-star Justin Timberlake is electric.

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Alison Willmore
Time Out

Kunis and Timberlake achieve the trickier feat of looking just as happy hanging out as they do sucking face, and when the clichés inevitably come rolling in, they feel earned rather than like a cop-out.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

Aside from boasting an impressive catalog of Sony products, "Friends With Benefits" has little else on offer.

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Greg Quill
Toronto Star

It's one of those rare made-in-Hollywood couplings that transcends the ordinary stuff of movies, like plot and sense and credibility.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Friends with Benefits is fast, allusive, urban, glamorous -- clearly the Zeitgeist winner of the summer.

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian

A sexy, funny and very familiar picture carried by an effervescent atmosphere and some phenomenal chemistry between these two stars.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
All of the clichés you'd expect in a romcom, but roughly covered over with a patina of snappy patter to make it seem as if the whole concoction is a fresh… More
Candy Rose
Funny rom com. Two different people get dumped and they make a deal to become friends with benefits. But the inevitable happens they get emotionally closer.… More
familiar stranger
Guess it works well if you're in a mood for something light. Although the characters pretend to be anti-cliche, the movie gradually turns out to be an… More
Sanjay Rema
This movie tries to make 1000 jokes and about 10 or 15 of them land. It also complains about rom-coms yet follows the exact formula for one. Will Gluck tries to… More
Red Lats
Although it is obvious where this film is going from the first scene they have together, it has its funnier moments. I think Woody Harrelson was the best of… More
Julie B
Perfectly decent rom-com. The leads were appealing and Patricia Clarkson and Richard Jenkins always bring it.