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"FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS"
(2011) (Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Extreme
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Minor
Gun/Weapons None
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Mild


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: A man and a woman discover that adding sexual intimacy to their friendship does have emotional complications.
PLOT:
Dylan (JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE) strikes up a friendship with Jamie (MILA KUNIS) after she recruits him from Los Angeles to New York to serve as art director for GQ Magazine. Both have just recently been dumped by their significant others (EMMA STONE and ANDY SAMBERG, respectively) and have a long history of failed relationships. Dylan is the child of divorce, while Jamie's mother, Lorna (PATRICIA CLARKSON), has never revealed to her the identity of her father.

Dylan and Jamie decide to add sex to their friendship, with both promising not to become emotionally attached to the other - something Dylan's new friend, the magazine's gay sports editor, Tommy (WOODY HARRELSON), says is not possible. Eventually, Jamie begins dating a successful doctor named Parker (BRYAN GREENBERG) who turns out to be a louse.

Dylan decides to have Jamie accompany him home to meet his ailing father, Mr. Harper (RICHARD JENKINS), and sister, Annie (JENNA ELFMAN). In L.A., romance blossoms but Dylan can't handle it. Jamie returns to New York, and Dylan is forced to finally confront his intimacy issues and take a risk on true love.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens may be drawn to the film's two young, appealing leads and its R-rated trappings.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For sexual content and language.


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