History Film / FriendsWithBenefits

15th May '18 5:27:31 PM Fireblood
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* ParentsWalkInAtTheWorstTime: Jamie's mother walks on his daughter and Dylan having sex. Dylan and Jamie are creeped out, but she isn't.

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* ParentsWalkInAtTheWorstTime: Jamie's mother walks in on his her daughter and Dylan having sex. Dylan and Jamie are creeped out, but she isn't.
29th Apr '18 10:54:10 PM pecelot
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* DisappearedDad: Jamie has no idea who her father is - mostly because her mother is pretty fuzzy on the details too.

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* DisappearedDad: Jamie has no idea who her father is - -- mostly because her mother is pretty fuzzy on the details too.



** Averted by the movie itself in that all scenes were shot in either New York City or Los Angeles. However the interior of the New York GQ offices were a set in LA and although they were in NY, the Empire State Building behind Jamie in the opening scene was digitally painted in. This was also the first movie that actors were allowed on the actual Hollywood Sign.

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** Averted by the movie itself in that all scenes were shot in either New York City or Los Angeles. However However, the interior of the New York GQ offices were a set in LA LA, and although they were in NY, the Empire State Building behind Jamie in the opening scene was digitally painted in. This was also the first movie that actors were allowed on the actual Hollywood Sign.



** the same console VG system shows up on several different occasions and in different houses.

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** the The same console VG system shows up on several different occasions and in different houses.



* SexMontage: After Jamie and Dylan first have sex, they decide not to do it again. However, their resolution doesn't last, and a SexMontage follows.

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* SexMontage: After Jamie and Dylan first have sex, they decide not to do it again. However, their resolution doesn't last, and a SexMontage the trope follows.



* ShipperOnDeck: Dylan's sister, Annie for Dylan and Jamie.

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* ShipperOnDeck: Dylan's sister, Annie Annie, for Dylan and Jamie.



** After Dylan and Jamie end their "friends with benefits" arrangement, they go out for a walk and both try to pick up someone. Dylan notes that the woman he noticed is reading a book. Jamie responds: "It's probably Creator/NicholasSparks."

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** After Dylan and Jamie end their "friends with benefits" FriendsWithBenefits arrangement, they go out for a walk and both try to pick up someone. Dylan notes that the woman he noticed is reading a book. Jamie responds: "It's probably Creator/NicholasSparks."
29th Apr '18 10:23:09 PM pecelot
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* TheCameo: Creator/EmmaStone as Dylan's ex and Timberlake's friend Creator/AndySamberg as Jamie's, as well as Creator/JasonSegel and Creator/RashidaJones as the leads in the movie Jamie and Dylan watch

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* TheCameo: Creator/EmmaStone as Dylan's ex and Timberlake's friend Creator/AndySamberg as Jamie's, as well as Creator/JasonSegel and Creator/RashidaJones as the leads in the movie Jamie and Dylan watchwatch.
8th Oct '17 6:07:13 PM Malady
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** At the beginning, after Jamie's boyfriend broke up with her, she says: "I really have to stop buying into this bullshit Hollywood cliché of true love. ''(sees a poster for TheUglyTruth)'' Shut up, Katherine Heigl, you stupid liar!"

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** At the beginning, after Jamie's boyfriend broke up with her, she says: "I really have to stop buying into this bullshit Hollywood cliché of true love. ''(sees a poster for TheUglyTruth)'' Film/TheUglyTruth)'' Shut up, Katherine Heigl, you stupid liar!"
28th Aug '17 6:13:34 AM HulkingChevon
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* MrFanservice: Kunis has her moments, but in particular there's not a lot unseen of Timberlake in this film.
25th Aug '17 10:04:55 AM HulkingChevon
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* BrooklynRage: When Jamie swears on the plane-trip to Los Angeles, Dylan informs a couple of noticing passengers that she's from New York.


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* MrFanservice: Kunis has her moments, but in particular there's not a lot unseen of Timberlake in this film.


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* TheOneThatGotAway: Near the end of the film, Mr. Harper tells Dylan about his and begs him not to repeat his mistakes.


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* SittingOnTheRoof: When Jamie feels like being alone, she goes to a skyscraper rooftop.


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* WithFriendsLikeThese: Jamie says a variant to Dylan during their fight:
-->"With friends like you, who needs friends?"
10th Jun '17 8:10:53 PM HighCrate
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* DeadpanSnarker: Both of the leads.



* FieryRedhead: Shaun White & EmmaStone.
* FriendsWithBenefits: [[CaptainObvious Obviously]].



* GenreSavvy: Where a lot of the movie's comedy and deconstruction comes from.
* HippieParents: Jamie's mother.



* JustFriends: Maintained for much of the movie.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Annie on Dylan and Jamie.



* ModestyBedsheet: Used during the sex scenes.
12th Apr '17 12:21:52 AM dmcreif
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Mocked extensively via the ShowWithinAShow Dylan and Jamie watch together, among other things that are mocked in that show ("Oh, look, the Empire State Building! Oh, look, the Statue of Liberty!")

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Mocked extensively InUniverse via the ShowWithinAShow [[ShowWithinAShow cheesy rom-com]] Dylan and Jamie watch together, among other things that are mocked in that show ("Oh, look, the Empire State Building! Oh, look, the Statue of Liberty!")Liberty!").



* SpeedSex: Jamie brings it up when she parodies how men act during sex: "Oh, yeah, baby, come on, now. Say my name. Yeah... I'm done. How was I?"
* StraightGay: Tommy -- played by Harrelson -- is the sports editor at GQ and generally acts traditionally manly, and also is very open about being gay.

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* SpeedSex: Jamie brings it up when she parodies how men act during sex: "Oh, yeah, baby, come on, now. Say my name. Yeah... I'm done. How was I?"
* StraightGay: Tommy -- played by Harrelson -- is the sports editor at GQ and generally acts traditionally manly, and also is very open about being gay.



** Dylan's girlfriend breaks up with him right before they're supposed to go to a John Mayer concert. He remarks: "Thank you for doing this before the concert, by the way. Best breakup ever." Later, when she mentions to Jamie that his ex-girlfriend loves John Mayer, she pretends to retch.

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** Dylan's girlfriend breaks up with him right before they're supposed to go to a John Mayer concert. He remarks: "Thank you for doing this before the concert, by the way. Best breakup ever." Later, when she he mentions to Jamie that his ex-girlfriend loves John Mayer, she pretends to retch.
26th Sep '16 10:30:23 AM creader
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* AffectionateParody: The two leads mock many conventions of traditional romantic comedies and even when [[spoiler: Dylan stages a 'movie like reconcillation at the climax']] he says how impractical it is in real life. The movie still follows the same format and ends the same way.

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* AffectionateParody: The two leads mock many conventions of traditional romantic comedies and even when [[spoiler: Dylan stages a 'movie like reconcillation reconciliation at the climax']] he says how impractical it is in real life. The movie still follows the same format and ends the same way.



* TheCastShowoff: Justin Timberlake sings rather often.



* TheImmodestOrgasm: When Dylan gives her oral, Jamie screams so loud that it freaks him out:
-->'''Dylan:''' What's wrong?
-->'''Jamie:''' NOTHING!
-->'''Dylan:''' Well, when women scream, it can be misconstrued!
-->'''Jamie:''' JUST KEEP GOING!



* StraightGay / ManlyGay: Tommy -- played by Harrelson -- is the sports editor at GQ and generally acts traditionally manly, and also is very open about being gay.

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* StraightGay / ManlyGay: StraightGay: Tommy -- played by Harrelson -- is the sports editor at GQ and generally acts traditionally manly, and also is very open about being gay.



* TheImmodestOrgasm: When Dylan gives her oral, Jamie screams so loud that it freaks him out:
-->'''Dylan:''' What's wrong?
-->'''Jamie:''' NOTHING!
-->'''Dylan:''' Well, when women scream, it can be misconstrued!
-->'''Jamie:''' JUST KEEP GOING!
19th Sep '16 2:15:11 AM ConnorJohn
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Jamie. Justified as her mother cannot remember what ethnicity her absentee father was; possibilities include Greek, Russian, Hispanic and Middle-Eastern. [[note]] In case you're curious, Mila Kunis was born in Ukraine to Jewish parents. [[/note]]
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