Director: Will Gluck

Duration: 1 hour 49 minutes

Country: United States

Genre: Rom-com

Casts:

  • Justin Timberlake
  • Mila Kunis

Plot Summary:

The story revolves around two friends who decide to embark on a casual, no-strings-attached sexual relationship but end up facing the complexities of love and emotions.

Dylan Harper (played by Justin Timberlake) and Jamie Rellis (played by Mila Kunis) meet in New York City when Jamie recruits Dylan for a job at GQ magazine. They quickly become close friends, bonding over their shared experiences and frustrations with relationships.

Both Dylan and Jamie have had their fair share of romantic disappointments and are wary of commitment. In an attempt to avoid the complications of traditional relationships, they decide to become “friends with benefits.” They agree to maintain a purely physical and non-emotional relationship while remaining friends.

However, as they spend more time together and engage in their casual encounters, they find it increasingly challenging to keep emotions at bay. They both start developing feelings for each other, leading to confusion and tension in their arrangement. The film explores their evolving relationship dynamics and the question of whether friends can truly maintain a purely physical connection without emotional consequences.

“Friends with Benefits” is known for its witty dialogue, humor, and the chemistry between its lead actors. It plays with the common trope of friends turning into lovers, and the story ultimately delves into themes of love, commitment, and the challenges of modern dating.

While it falls within the romantic comedy genre, “Friends with Benefits” also offers a satirical take on the expectations and complexities of romantic relationships in the digital age. The film received positive reviews for its humor and the performances of Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.