Ivan Reitman, master of the high-concept, big-budget Hollywood comedy Ghostbusters, Davewould seem an unlikely candidate to direct No Strings Attachedan extremely low-concept, low-key romantic comedy of contemporary sexual mores centered on the dating foibles of attractive nerds. Its thesis is that for those of us who are not, say, academics-turned-paranormal-exterminators or regular joes forced to impersonate a coma-bound president, love in itself can feel fairly high concept. Adam Ashton Kutcher strings, a production assistant on a High School Musical —like series who would rather be a writer, drunkenly texts every girl in his phone and wakes up the next morning at the apartment of Emma Natalie Portmana medical resident with whom he'd had a couple of near-misses at summer dating and college. The pair begin rendezvousing during her off hours, and the more she insists she doesn't believe in romance and warns him against falling in love, the harder he pushes to change her mind. In fact, Adam is such perfect, persistent boyfriend material that the film repeatedly makes a joke out of it, as in a wonderfully strange scene built around the good-natured support he offers Emma and her roommates when the whole household locks monthly cycles. Emma and roommate Patrice Greta Gerwig are not the passive Hollywood of so many contemporary chick flicks — they're aggressive and declarative, even when confused.
A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more. Adam : I'm warning you, if you take one step closer, I'm never letting you go.
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Occasionally in the 15 years since summer camp, Adam and Emma cross paths. When he discovers that an ex-girlfriend is living with his dad, he gets drunk, calls every woman in his cell phone contact list, and ends up passed out naked in her living room. By this time, she's a medical resident in L. She guards her emotions calling her father's funeral "a thing"so after a quick shag in the moments she has before leaving for the hospital, she asks if he wants a no-strings-attached, sex-only relationship, without romance or complications.
A prescription for fun or for disaster? Friendship has its benefits.
Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material. Did you know Edit.
It was changed to Friends with Benefits but then that title was changed because there was another movie with the same title starring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake. By the time pre-screening invitations were made, it had still not been decided whether the title would be No Strings Attached or Hooking Up.
Goofs When Emma is carrying the two cups of coffee to the car after running into Adam, she carries them like they are empty, not ing for the coffee inside. If there was coffee in either one, it would have spilled everywhere. Quotes Adam : I'm warning you, if you take one step closer, I'm never letting you go.
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Top review. No soul.
Decent acting, sure. But the core, dialog and development offers very little to anyone older than The movie has one or two memorable moments. The rest was just bubble gum.
Given the outset, adding any delightful, surprising, thought provoking or interesting situations would be hard, but very possible. Though I obviously didn't watch this movie for depth, but when the brain is missing I do expect the heart to be compensated.
This movie just simply failed to deliver. If asked I wouldn't be able to pinpoint any particular reason to recommend this movie.
No strings? no problem
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Details Edit. Release date January 21, United States. United States United Kingdom. Paramount France Paramount United States.
English Ukrainian. Box office Edit. Technical specs Edit. Runtime 1h 48min. Related news. Contribute to this Suggest an edit or add missing content. Top Gap. What is the Japanese language plot outline for No Strings Attached ?
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