Friends with Benefits

Friends with Benefits
Friends with Benefits
  • R
  • 1h 49m
  • 2011
Fresh68%
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Dylan (Justin Timberlake) is done with relationships. Jamie (Mila Kunis) decides to stop buying into the Hollywood clichés of true love. When the two become friends they decide to try something new and take advantage of their mutual attraction – but without any emotional attachment. Physical pleasure without the entanglements. Sounds easy enough for two logical adults, right? Not so much. They soon realize romantic comedy stereotypes might exist for a reason.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh68%
Critics 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.
Reviews
London Evening Standard
Charlotte O'Sullivan
Fresh

These smart actors are deconstructing their own glamour and seem far more scrumptious as a result.

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

Really: no benefits to watching this.

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Adam Woodward
Fresh

Consider our faith in Hollywood romance restored. For now.

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Cath Clarke
Fresh

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

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Lots of sexual content in formulaic but sweet romcom.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this R-rated romcom stars Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis as adult friends who decide to make their relationship sexual with no commitments (hence the "benefits" of the title). Consequently, there's plenty of frank, direct sexual talk and content, with partial nudity, simulated sex acts, innuendoes, and free-wheeling discussions about sexual preferences and relationships. There's also social drinking and swearing (including "s--t" and "f--k"). It's adult fare, but it does ultimately have positive messages about true love.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:August 25, 2011
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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