Friends with Benefits

Friends with Benefits
Friends with Benefits
  • R
  • 1h 49m
  • 2011
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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

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.
Time Out
Cath Clarke

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

June 22, 2017
Toronto Star
Greg Quill

It's one of those rare made-in-Hollywood couplings that transcends the ordinary stuff of movies, l...

June 22, 2017
New York Magazine/Vulture
Logan Hill

Fast-paced and fabulously fake, Friends With Benefits is the Red Bull of romantic comedies, unapol...

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.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:August 25, 2011
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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