Friends with Benefits (2011)

R   |    |  Comedy, Romance


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A young man and woman decide to take their friendship to the next level without becoming a couple, but soon discover that adding sex only leads to complications.


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16 June 2011 | neji107
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| 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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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,622,150 24 July 2011

Gross USA:

$55,802,754

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,542,245

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