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Friends With Benefits

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Overview

A New York headhunter Mila Kunis enters into a no-strings-attached relationship with her latest client Justin Timberlake, but finds things getting unexpectedly complicated when emotions enter the picture. Patricia Clarkson and Woody Harrelson co-star.
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Overview

A New York headhunter Mila Kunis enters into a no-strings-attached relationship with her latest client Justin Timberlake, but finds things getting unexpectedly complicated when emotions enter the picture. Patricia Clarkson and Woody Harrelson co-star.
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Special Features

Deleted scenes; Outtakes; Commentary with Will Gluck, Justin Timberlake and Mila kunis; On set with FWB featurette; In a flash: Choreographing a move featurette; Bonus benefits: a pop-up trivia track
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Editorial Reviews

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Friends with Benefits is what No Strings Attached should have been -- snappy, clever, and refreshingly contemporary. Co-writer/director Will Gluck uses the same biting wit found in his film Easy A and easily breathes new life into a soggy genre that benefits greatly from the natural charm and smooth chemistry of its likeable leads, Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake. The pair inject the film with a winning vitality, which should help audiences brush aside the initial sensation of déjà vu. Kunis and Timberlake are perfectly at ease with anything the script requires, from naughty-funny sex scenes to lightweight dramatic conflicts. Not only do they handle the tart banter with an assured, playful back-and-forth, but there's also chemistry between them that is quite palpable. Kunis plays Jamie, a corporate recruiter who's "emotionally damaged," and Timberlake plays Dylan, the new GQ art director, who's "emotionally unavailable." Being young, good-looking, married to their jobs, and frequently burned by other relationships, naturally they tempt fate by trying the sex-without-complications thing "two people should be able to have sex the way they play tennis", but the whole thing starts to feel a bit "college-y," and despite Jamie and Dylan's mutual declaration that they'll maintain a strictly physical relationship, emotions start to creep into their best-laid plans. Working from the sharply observed script by himself, Keith Merryman, and David Newman, Gluck mines healthy laughs by making fun of the current state of studio romantic comedies; however, much like the title implies, the film wants to have it both ways -- it decries the "lies" of Katherine Heigl movies yet follows a similar script; it shuns the cheesy rock stylings of John Mayer yet fills the soundtrack with acoustic versions of sappy pop love songs -- and, eventually, this postmodern vehicle proves guilty of adhering too closely to the tired conventions that it satirically pokes fun at. Hypocritical elements aside, Gluck not only draws terrific performances from Kunis and Timberlake, but also from the veteran supporting cast. Scene stealer Woody Harrelson plays an over-the-top gay sports editor and Patricia Clarkson shines as Jamie's aging '70s free-spirited mom. There's also an amusing, if not misplaced, cameo by pro-snowboarder Shaun White. While it's true that we all know the formula, when it works and the chemistry is just right we love seeing exactly what we expect and hope for, and Friends with Benefits delivers just that.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/2/2011
  • UPC: 043396388055
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: ABC
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Bonus DVD / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 48,673

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Justin Timberlake Dylan
Mila Kunis Jamie
Patricia Clarkson Lorna
Jenna Elfman Annie
Bryan Greenberg Parker
Richard Jenkins Mr. Harper
Woody Harrelson Tommy
Nolan Gould Sam
Andy Samberg Quincy
Shaun White Himself
Andrew Fleming Driver
Catherine Reitman Female Co-Worker
Courtney Henggeler Flight Attendant
Masi Oka Darin Arturo Morena
Tiya Sircar Hostess
Christopher T. Wood Ira Ungerleider
Emma Stone Kayla
Lili Mirojnick Laura
Rupak Ginn Male Co-Worker (La)
Duane Shepard Sr. Older Man
Chike Johnson Taxi Driver
Angelique Cabral Pam Niborski
Lance Kerfuffle Security Guard
Jerry Ying Photographer
Jerry Hyman Caricaturist
Nick Lee Dylan's Neighbor
Jason Sung Lee Dylan's Friend
Michael Morris Carriage Driver
Brooklyn McLinn Policeman
Timothy Bish Dancer
Angel Feliciano Dancer
Nicole Guidetti Dancer
Mayumi Miguel Dancer
Joanna Numata Dancer
Wes Pope Dancer
Seth Stewart Dancer
LaJon Dantzler Dancer
Laura Fremont Dancer
Alicia Mazepa Dancer
Jermaine Montell Dancer
Danielle Polanco Dancer
Steven Rosa Dancer
Adam Zotovich Dancer
Deanna Walters Dancer
Technical Credits
Will Gluck Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Todd Michael Amateau Asst. Director
Wende Crowley Musical Direction/Supervision
Alicia Emmrich Co-producer
Tom Frazier Special Effects Supervisor
Glenn S. Gainor Executive Producer
Liz Glotzer Producer
Michael Grady Cinematographer
Marcia Hinds Production Designer
Bo Johnson Art Director
Renee Ehrlich Kalfus Costumes/Costume Designer
Lisa Miller Katz Casting
Tracey Levy Makeup
Keith Merryman Original Story, Screenwriter
David A. Newman Original Story, Screenwriter
Tia Nolan Editor
Harley Peyton Original Story
Martin Shafer Producer
Nicolas Stern Co-producer
Jim Tocci Set Decoration/Design
David Waterman Makeup
Janet Zucker Producer
Jerry Zucker Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Friends with Benefits
1. Chapter 1 [5:23]
2. Chapter 2 [7:10]
3. Chapter 3 [5:08]
4. Chapter 4 [6:37]
5. Chapter 5 [8:35]
6. Chapter 6 [8:31]
7. Chapter 7 [4:16]
8. Chapter 8 [8:59]
9. Chapter 9 [4:13]
10. Chapter 10 [4:57]
11. Chapter 11 [5:21]
12. Chapter 12 [4:25]
13. Chapter 13 [7:14]
14. Chapter 14 [6:09]
15. Chapter 15 [4:59]
16. Chapter 16 [6:20]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Friends with Benefits
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      Audio: English
      Audio: English Descriptive Service
      Audio: French
      Audio: Spanish
      Audio: Thai
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: English SDH
      Subtitles: Chinese Traditional
      Subtitles: French
      Subtitles: Korean
      Subtitles: Spanish
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    great watch! :)

    It's pretty funny but for movies like this, you always almost know what the ending would be-that they will fall for each other, things like that. Nonetheless, still a nice movie.

    Love the theme song :))

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  • Posted December 17, 2011

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    Pretty Enjoyable Overall

    My wife and I got this in through Netflix and gave it a watch on one of our date nights and enjoyed it overall. There was some kinda crass talk in parts of it that kinda bugged me, but overall I thought it was pretty enjoyable..at least worth a watch. Timberlake and Kunis were pretty good in this, and there were laughs to be had fairly consistently throughout the movie's entirety. If you're into romantic comedies, this is definitely one you'll want to watch!

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

    Strongly Recommended!!!!

    amazing story. Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis did a great job!!! Awesome performance!! and.... it was sexy... :-)

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