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"Friends with Benefits" (movie) is a romantic comedy starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.

Dylan (Timberlake) and Jamie (Kunis) certainly aren't in a settling-down frame of mind. When New York-based executive recruiter Jamie trains her considerable headhunting skills on luring hotshot LA-based art director Dylan to take a dream job in the Big Apple, they quickly realize what kindred spirits they are. They've each been through so many failed relationships that they're both ready to give up on love and focus on having fun.

So when Dylan relocates to New York and the pair start hanging out regularly, they share plenty of laughs over a twin belief that love is a myth propagated by Hollywood movies. That's when these two begin a deliciously sexy, decidedly grown-up experiment.

Could these two fast friends—who are successful, unattached, and scornful of commitment—explore new terrain?

If they add casual "no emotions" sex to their friendship, can they avoid all the pitfalls that come with thinking about someone else as more than just a pal?

As two people weaned on the disappointing promises of romantic comedies, Dylan and Jamie shouldn't be entirely surprised when their bold move becomes a bawdy, sexy ride into uncharted territory, exposing much more of themselves than they ever thought they'd get to see.

The "Friends with Benefits" cast includes Justin Timberlake ("The Social Network"), Mila Kunis ("Black Swan"), Patricia Clarkson ("Easy A"), Jenna Elfman ("Dharma & Greg"), Bryan Greenberg ("How to Make It in America"), with Richard Jenkins ("Dear John") and Woody Harrelson ("2012").

"Friends with Benefits" is directed and produced by Will Gluck ("Easy A"); also producing were Martin Shafer, Liz Glotzer, Jerry Zucker and Janet Zucker. The screenplay is by Keith Merryman & David A. Newman, along with Gluck. Story is by Harley Peyton and Keith Merryman & David A. Newman. Executive producer is Glenn S. Gainor ("Burlesque"). Director of photography is Michael Grady ("Easy A"). Marcia Hinds is the production designer. Tia Nolan is the editor. Music supervision is done by Wende Crowley. Costume designer is Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.


Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 104 mins.
Release Date: July 22, 2011
Distributor: Screen Gems
Production Companies:
Castle Rock Entertainment
Olive Bridge Entertainment
Zucker Productions

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