Friends With Benefits (2011)



Critic 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.

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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 physical really does always lead to complications. -- (C) Sony
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Mila Kunis
as Jamie
Richard Jenkins
as Mr. Harper
Andy Samberg
as Quincy
Shaun White
as Himself
Catherine Reitman
as Female Coworker
Courtney Henggeler
as Flight Attendant
Masi Oka
as Darin Arturo Morena
Tiya Sircar
as Hostess
Christopher T. Wood
as Ira Ungerleider
Emma Stone
as Kayla
Rupak Ginn
as Male Coworker (LA)
Duane Shepard Sr.
as Older Man
Chike Johnson
as Taxi Driver
Angelique Cabral
as Pam Niborski
Lance Kerfuffle
as Security Guard
Jerry Ying
as Photographer
Jerry Hyman
as Caricaturist
Nick Lee
as Dylan's Neighbor
Jason Sung Lee
as Dylan's Friend
Michael Morris
as Carriage Driver
Brooklyn McLinn
as Policeman
Timothy Bish
as Dancer
Mayumi Miguel
as Dancer
Joanna Numata
as Dancer
Wes Pope
as Dancer
Seth Stewart
as Dancer
Laura Fremont
as Dancer
Alicia Mazepa
as Dancer
Steven Rosa
as Dancer
Adam Zotovich
as Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Friends With Benefits

All Critics (168) | Top Critics (44)

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

Full Review… | October 6, 2011
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 2, 2011
Toronto Star
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 2, 2011
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 2, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | July 25, 2011
New Yorker
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Friends With Benefits

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 ordinary rom-com with a reasonable dose of cliches (thankfully, I was in a mood of overlooking them).

familiar stranger
familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

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 the supporting actors in his role as the gay sports writer.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

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. Justin and Mila are hot. They make a cute couple.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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