Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.
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
In the scene where Jamie is picking up Dylan from the airport, she takes a man's sign that says O. Penderghast on it. Emma Stone played a character called Olive Penderghast in the film Easy A (2009), and this is most likely a reference to it. See more »
When Dylan picks up his father at the airport and eat at the restaurant Daily Grill, there isn't a Daily Grill at Newark airport or anywhere in New York City. However, they do have a location in LAX but Dylan is picking up his father in New York City not Los Angeles. See more »
[Tommy leaps over a wall into the Hudson River, and Dylan finds out... ]
You have a boat?
I live in Jersey. I ain't taking no ferry... Unless it's out to dinner and a show.
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There are fake outtakes for the film's fake romantic movie at the very end of the credits. See more »
Leave it to Justin and Mila to make a better "No Strings Attached"
So is Friends With Benefits better than No Strings Attached? Yes. And if that's all you needed to settle a bet with your friend, you can go call him up now and plan a trip to the theater July 22 to find out why.
Justin Timberlake has proved once again that he can actually act... Pretty well, actually. And that automatically puts him lightyears ahead of Ashton Kutcher. Additionally, Justin and Mila have some excellent and convincing chemistry that really supports the film, along with a handful of jokes and hilarious cameos that make for some good laughs. But the story falls flat where it tries to parody the typical romance movie because ultimately, it adheres to the exact same chick-flick formula: Guy meets girl, they hit it off, complications arise, they fall apart, they resolve their issues, and voilà... happily ever after. And Mila's mother in the movie... where have we seen her character before? Oh that's right, literally copy+pasted from Easy A.
I suppose you probably wouldn't expect anything more out of this movie than the run-of-the-mill romance comedy, but it's a solid one at that and worth your while if you're interested!
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