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Friends (With Benefits) (2009)

Meet Chloe and Owen: best buds since their sandbox days. Now, in med school as they attempt to balance the weight of their studies, his job, her band, their parents, their friends (their ... See full summary »

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Gorman Bechard
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Laney Margaret Laney ... Chloe
Alex Brown Alex Brown ... Owen
Anne Petersen Anne Petersen ... Alison
Jake Alexander Jake Alexander ... Jeff
Lynn Mancinelli ... Shirley
Brendan Bradley ... Brad
Marc Balfour ... Richard 'Dick' Weed
Irene Longshore Irene Longshore ... Polly
Stefanie Estes ... Tatiana
Rooney Mara ... Tara
Bill Fairbairn Bill Fairbairn ... Owen's Father
Lynn Laurence ... Owen's Mom
Ashley McGarry Ashley McGarry ... Ashley
Sam Dingman Sam Dingman ... Sam
Jason Yachanin ... Jason
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Meet Chloe and Owen: best buds since their sandbox days. Now, in med school as they attempt to balance the weight of their studies, his job, her band, their parents, their friends (their sanity), they find little time for relationships...but lots of time for the desire. One fateful day, a brave Owen proposes the "perfect" solution: Friends (read: no messy relationship stuff)...with benefits (read: insanely messy sex stuff). "Perfect," that is...if the two hadn't always been secretly in love with one another So what DOES happen when two close friends decide to secretly blur the lines dividing friendship and relationship...and the rest of their tight knit group of friends finds out? The answer: complications arise. A LOT of complications. In fact, to quote their therapist, "It's brought down empires; imagine what it can do to a group of friends". Written by Gorman Bechard

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Most friendships are complicated. Some are more complicated than others.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

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English | Arabic

Release Date:

5 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Gorman Bechard wrote the first draft of the "Friends (with benefits)" script in 1999, he titled it "Fuck Buddies", but soon found that attracting a talented cast to a film of that name became rather difficult, thus forcing the name change. Though on his personal computer, anything related to the film is still kept in a folder named "Fuck Buddies". See more »

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Brad: You wouldn't have these problems if you would just follow my rules: 100. Friends don't let friends fuck ugly people 99. Try everything twice, the first time you might have been doing it wrong 98. Fat girls give the best head because they're always hungry 97. Cologne: overrated... Deodorant: a must 96. Blondes are usually too dumb to realize they're having more fun 95. After puberty, that's not "baby fat" 94. ATM = the Holy Grail 93. All hippie chicks deep throat, but few vegans swallow 92. ...
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i woulda paid 5,000 for that dog.
22 June 2009 | by gracybeeSee all my reviews

i thought that this movie was beautifully shot. i have seen and read almost all of mr.bechards books and films and it was nice to see a departure from the gloom and doom. i thought that jake Alexander and lynn mancinelli were stellar actors. very natural. it definitely made me think of being in similar situations with very similar outcomes. the delicious twists and turns were a nice surprise and added some spice to the plot. i would love to see a sequel that focused on the friends of the lead characters. i was really intrigued with their story line and wanted to know more about them. all in all i recommend this movie and all it's quirkiness. it also has a stellar soundtrack that was well thought out. congrats to the cast and crew for making an entertainingly funny movie.


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