Starring: Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman, Bryan Greenberg, Richard Jenkins, Woody Harrelson, Nolan Gould, Andy Samberg, Shaun White, Andrew Fleming
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Romantic comedy directed by Will Gluck. Friends with Benefits (2011) follows New York-based executive recruiter, Jamie (Mila Kunis), who entices Dylan (Justin Timberlake), an art director from Los Angeles, to take a job New York for her client. Finding that they have much in common, the two become fast friends. Feeling jaded by a number of broken romances, Dylan and Jamie decide that they are ready to quit looking for true love and focus on having fun. However, complications unfold when the two best pals add sex to their relationship.
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Dylan: [after he spills coffee on his pants] I’m your boss. Give me your pants.
Jamie: You know that I love this movie. If a prostitute and a ruthless business man can fall in love, then anyone can.
Kayla: [referring to Dylan arriving late to the John Mayer concert] Here’s an idea, next time, instead of being late, just s**t on my face. Because that’s kind of the same thing as missing Your Body Is a Wonderland.
Jamie: You said I was your soul mate!
Quincy: I did? When?
Jamie: When we were at that bed and breakfast having sex.
Quincy: But, you know, that doesn’t…
Jamie: That doesn’t what?
Kayla: Maybe you should care a little bit less about work, and a little more about the girl you’re dating. Because last time I checked, work doesn’t reassure you that liking a finger up your a** doesn’t make you gay!
Dylan: I never said “go up”! Okay? I just said, lightly around. It’s like a little button. You know what? Not your issue anymore.
Jamie: Is this why you were late? You were worried about how to break up with me?
Quincy: Oh! No! No! I was trying to decide what to wear.
Jamie: So you went with sneakers and a hoodie.
Jamie: What, are you going to take the SATS after this?
Quincy: [to Jamie] You want someone to sweep you off your feet, but you’re more interested in getting swept off your feet than the someone who’s doing the sweeping. You seem like you’ve got it totally together, but you’re actually really emotionally damaged. Also, you have like really big eyes. And that freaks me out sometimes.
Kayla: It is not you at all.
Dylan: Of course it’s me! You can’t say that! You’re breaking up with me!
Kayla: It’s not! It’s me! I don’t like you anymore.
Kayla: You’re a great guy. A little too emotionally unavailable, if you ask me.
Dylan: I didn’t.
'Why do relationships always start off so fun and then turn into suck-a-bag-of-d**ks?' - Dylan (Friends with Benefits) Click To Tweet
Jamie: You really have to stop buying into this bulls**t Hollywood cliché of true love.
Jamie: [sees movie poster for a romantic comedy starring Katherine Heigl] Shut up, Katherine Heigl! You stupid liar!
Dylan: I’m just going to work and f***. Like George Clooney.
Jamie: I’m just going to shut myself down emotionally. Like George Clooney.
Dylan: You’re not exactly what comes to mind, when you think headhunter.
Jamie: Yeah, I prefer “executive recruiter”. Headhunter sounds a little creepy.
Dylan: You did stalk me for six months. Kind of creepy.
Jamie: I could put up a video of me mixing cake batter with my boobs and it will get eight million hits.
Dylan: That’s been done. Dunkin-My-Tits-Hynes.com.
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Jamie: I’m not going to try to sell you on the job. I’m going to sell you on New York.
Dylan: It’s New York! I’ve seen Seinfeld.
Jamie: Not the bulls**t tourist version.
Dylan: Why do women think the only way to get a man to do what they want is to manipulate them?
Jamie: History. Personal experience. Romantic comedies.
Dylan: Shaun White seems really great. Nice dude. How do you know him again?
Jamie: I took his virginity.
Dylan: So you guys known each other for a while?
Jamie: No. It was like eight months ago.
Dylan: Wow. So does the carpet match the drapes?
Jamie: It’s a hardwood floors, if you know what I mean.
Dylan: My God! Terrible visual.
Jamie: Totally kidding, by the way. He’s just an old friend of mine.
Dylan: You guys use the same leave-in conditioner? His hair had nice body.
Jamie: [to Dylan, referring to the skyscraper rooftop] I like to come up here to think. Just when it gets a little too much for me down there. It’s like my New York version of mountaintop. Best part, no cell reception.
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Jamie: [referring to the flash mob at Time Square] It’s nice to feel like you’re a part of something. New York can be a little bit lonely at times.
Dylan: And you’re trying to sell me on it.
Jamie: Every place can be a bit lonely sometimes.
Tommy: Listen, I’d love to take you out one night and troll for c**k.
Tommy: You got some pretty boys out there in LA, but the quality in this town is ridiculous. We can tare this s**t up.
Dylan: I’m not gay, Tommy.
Tommy: Really? Oh. I just assumed, art director, and your face. Hey, no skin. More pipe for me.
Dylan: [referring to his work contract] A whole year? Oof!
Jamie: Why do I get the feeling this is the first real commitment you’ve ever made?
Dylan: It’s not. T-Mobile, two years. And, f***, do I regret that one.
Dylan: I’m not f***ing asking you out! I swear to God!
Jamie: Okay. You don’t like me like that. You don’t have to be so mean about it.
Jamie: You’re emotionally unavailable?
Dylan: Oh, yeah.
Jamie: Oh, my God. I’m emotionally damaged. I haven’t seen you at the meetings.
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Dylan: I’m done with the relationship thing.
Jamie: Girl, you are preaching to the congregation.
Dylan: “Preaching to the choir.” You’re supposed to preach to the congregation. That’s the expression.
Jamie: Did you understand what I’m saying? Then don’t be a d**k about it.
Dylan: [referring to romcoms] Why do all these movies have such bad music?
Jamie: It’s so that you know how to feel every single second.
Jamie: God, I wish my life was a movie sometimes. You know, I’d never have to worry about my hair, or having to go to the bathroom. And then, when I’m at my lowest point, some guy would chase me down the street, pour his heart out, and we’d kiss. Happily ever after.
Jamie: [referring to the couple riding in a carriage at the end of the movie] I mean, a horse and carriage? Come on! That is awesome!
Dylan: Not as awesome as this ambiguously upbeat pop song that has nothing to do with the plot they put in at the end to try to convince you that you had a great time at this s**tty movie.
Jamie: [referring to romcoms] You know, why don’t they ever a make a movie about what happens after they kiss?
Dylan: They do. It’s called porn.
Jamie: God, I miss sex! Right, I mean sometimes you just need it. It’s like cracking your neck.
Dylan: Why does it always got to come with complications?
Jamie: And emotions.
Dylan: And guilt.
Jamie: Woh! Guilt!
Dylan: It’s women’s fault.
Dylan: You heard me! “Hold me. Let’s spend the rest of our lives together.”
Jamie: Oh, please! You are no better. “Oh, yeah. Baby, come on now. Say my name. Yeah! I’m done. How was I?”
Dylan: Who have you been with?
Dylan: It’s a physical act. Like playing tennis. Two people should be able to have sex like they’re playing tennis.
Jamie: Yeah. I mean, no one wants to go away for the weekend after they play tennis.
Dylan: It’s just a game. You shake hands, you get on with your s**t.
Dylan: Let’s play tennis.
Dylan: Let’s have sex like we’re playing tennis.
Jamie: Get the hell out of here!
Dylan: Don’t laugh! This could be great. This could take all the weirdness out of it.
Jamie: Well, we talked about this. I don’t like you like that.
Dylan: I don’t like you like that either. That’s why it’s perfect.