Coney Island Film Festival

Saturday, October 3, 2009, 5pm
Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave. 2nd floor

Tickets are available at the box office, 1208 Surf Ave. $6 (cash only). All tickets sales are non-refundable.

Friends (with benefits)
Gorman Bechard, Hamden CT, Narrative Feature, 93 minutes

New York Premiere!

Friends (with benefits) is a feature-length romantic comedy for all those allergic to romance, and for all who have come of (sexual) age in this cynical time of hook-ups, break-ups, and serial amour.

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”.

FRIENDS (WITH BENEFITS) is a tale of sexual identity and true love; of controversy and relationships redefined; a thinking person’s romantic comedy (with belly-laughs).

Watch the trailer

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