Friends with Benefits


Friends with Benefits
A young man and woman, both recently out of relationships and scared of getting hurt again, agree to a sex-without-love friendship, which lasts for a whole montage. Once they meet each other's families one thing leads to another and they realise that they have fallen in love ... but neither wants to take the next step for fear of destroying their friendship. This film covers much the same ground as the recent 'No Strings Attached' but has garnered better reviews.

107 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex).
Hey, sweet cheeks...
Hey, sweet cheeks...

Credits

Cast
Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman, Bryan Greenberg, Richard Jenkins, Woody Harrelson, Nolan Gould
Director
Will Gluck
ScreenplayKeith Merryman, David A. Newman, Will Gluck, Harley Peyton
CinematographyMichael Grady
EditingTia Nolan
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
Made in2011
Produced byScreen Gems, Castle Rock Entertainment, Zucker Productions, Olive Bridge Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreRomantic, comedy, drama
LanguageStrong, frequent, plenty of fairly explicit sexual language and references
NudityButtocks and breasts in sexual and non-sexual context
SexFrequent, strong, implied
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi quote iconPredictable end to movie sex romp
10
Die Burger
Anna-Retha Bouwer quote iconVinnige pas, fraai vryers vermaak
10
Cape Times
Michael Rechtshaffen quote iconPalpable chemistry
15
Box Office
Amy Nicholson quote iconIts Hackers-esque need to be of the moment can't disguise the fact that director Will Gluck has made a '40s comedy in millennial skivvies.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconBetween all the explosions and superhero action, it's nice to take a break and watch two people predictably fall in love.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconWelcome to the 1000th movie (OK, I'm not that sure of the number) about a guy and a girl who say they're just in it for the sex. That way they can stay friends. Oh brother!
10
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconEnough of the picture does work for me to recommend it for those who don't mind an R-rated sex comedy that is focused on sex for pretty much all of its running time.
13
Metacritic.com
36 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
127 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconFriends 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.
15
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
Movie Review Intelligence
43 critics
13

What the People say

Internet
6961 Netizens quote iconA comedy like all the rest, but still fun.
14

Average .. 63%

13

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