History Film / FriendsWithBenefits

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]]
8th May '16 2:40:08 PM dmcreif
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* TheMountainsOfIllinois: Parodied in the film-within-a-film Jamie and Dylan watch. The characters are riding in a horse-drawn carriage, pointing out New York landmarks with rows of obvious palm trees visible in the background.

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* TheMountainsOfIllinois: Parodied in the film-within-a-film Jamie and Dylan watch. The characters are riding in a horse-drawn carriage, pointing out New York landmarks with rows of obvious palm trees visible in the background. Also from said film, Los Angeles Union Station representing Grand Central Terminal.
8th May '16 12:06:22 AM dmcreif
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Jamie (Kunis) is a headhunter ("I prefer corporate recruiter") who lures Dylan (Timberlake), a website art director, to New York to interview for ''GQ''. He takes the job and the pair become close friends, eventually agreeing to have sex -- just sex, with no further attachment -- while they're on a break from romance. They both go through a few other people in the film and deal with issues surrounding their parents.

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Jamie Rellis (Kunis) is a headhunter ("I prefer corporate recruiter") who lures Dylan Harper (Timberlake), a website art director, to New York to interview for ''GQ''. He takes the job and the pair become close friends, eventually agreeing to have sex -- just sex, with no further attachment -- while they're on a break from romance. They both go through a few other people in the film and deal with issues surrounding their parents.



* BigApplesauce: New York is basically a character and the differences between New Yorker Jamie and Los Angeles native Dylan are played up.

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* BigApplesauce: New York City is basically a character and the differences between New Yorker Jamie and Los Angeles native Dylan are played up.



* TheMountainsOfIllinois: Parodied in the film-within-a-film Jamie and Dylan watch. The characters are riding in a horse-drawn carriage, pointing out New York landmarks with rows of palm trees clearly visible in the background.
** Averted by the movie itself in that all scenes were shot in either New York 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 Mila in the opening scene was digitally painted in. Fun fact: this was the first movie that actors were allowed on the actual Hollywood Sign.

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* TheMountainsOfIllinois: Parodied in the film-within-a-film Jamie and Dylan watch. The characters are riding in a horse-drawn carriage, pointing out New York landmarks with rows of obvious palm trees clearly visible in the background.
** 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 Mila Jamie in the opening scene was digitally painted in. Fun fact: this This was also the first movie that actors were allowed on the actual Hollywood Sign.
21st Apr '16 9:48:54 PM Mdumas43073
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21st Apr '16 9:47:03 PM Mdumas43073
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A 2011 RomanticComedy starring Music/JustinTimberlake, Creator/MilaKunis and Creator/WoodyHarrelson.

Jamie is a headhunter ("I prefer corporate recruiter") who lures Dylan, a website art director, to New York to interview for GQ. He takes the job and the pair become close friends, eventually agreeing to have sex -- just sex, with no further attachment -- while they're on a break from romance. They both go through a few other people in the film and deal with issues surrounding their parents.

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A 2011 RomanticComedy directed by Will Gluck and starring Music/JustinTimberlake, Creator/MilaKunis and Creator/WoodyHarrelson.

Jamie (Kunis) is a headhunter ("I prefer corporate recruiter") who lures Dylan, Dylan (Timberlake), a website art director, to New York to interview for GQ.''GQ''. He takes the job and the pair become close friends, eventually agreeing to have sex -- just sex, with no further attachment -- while they're on a break from romance. They both go through a few other people in the film and deal with issues surrounding their parents.parents.
28th Jun '15 5:13:15 AM Aquila89
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** 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 Nicholas Sparks."

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** 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 Nicholas Sparks.Creator/NicholasSparks."
28th Jun '15 5:00:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheCameo: EmmaStone as Dylan's ex and Timberlake's friend [[TheLonelyIsland Andy]] [[SaturdayNightLive Samberg]] as Jamie's, as well as Creator/JasonSegel and [[ILoveYouMan Rashida]] [[ParksAndRecreation Jones]] as the leads in the movie Jamie and Dylan watch

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* TheCameo: EmmaStone Creator/EmmaStone as Dylan's ex and Timberlake's friend [[TheLonelyIsland Andy]] [[SaturdayNightLive Samberg]] Creator/AndySamberg as Jamie's, as well as Creator/JasonSegel and [[ILoveYouMan Rashida]] [[ParksAndRecreation Jones]] Creator/RashidaJones as the leads in the movie Jamie and Dylan watch
5th May '15 9:31:22 AM Silverblade2
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Generally critically praised, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 71%, with frequent mentions given to its realistic story, the chemistry and charisma of its leads, and of course, the entertainment value. It's frequently compared favorably to ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' with its [[GenreSavvy self-aware]] characters and poking fun at its own genre.
6th Apr '15 8:02:12 AM FuzzyBoots
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* [[ActorAllusion Director Allusion]]:
** The name of the protagonist in Gluck's [[Film/EasyA last film]], "O. Penderghast," shows up on a sign.
*** Also an ActorAllusion given the Emma Stone cameo.
** Woody Harrelson has [[Film/WhiteMenCantJump played basketball before]].
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