No Strings Attached
Academy Award Winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Ashton Kutcher (What Happens in Vegas...) star in the hilarious hit comedy that takes a modern look at what happens when friends-in-need do the deed.
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Sexy romcom is cliched but surprisingly sweet.
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Rotten: The charismatic leads keep this watchable, but it's a waste of their talents.
- Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, Friday, January 28, 2011
Rotten: Sadly, an obsession with raunchy one-liners trips everything up, turning a clever conceit into something closer to a sleazy, cheesy affair.
- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Thursday, January 20, 2011
Fresh: What elevates No Strings Attached above the average (usually awful) romantic comedy is a decent script, the sure hand of veteran director Ivan Reitman and the likeable performances of stars Portman and Kutcher.
- Bruce Demara, Toronto Star, Thursday, January 20, 2011
A cute different take on the romantic comedy. Portman and Kutcher actually have a very good chemistry in the movie and the supporting cast is actually quite good. Despite going in with limited expectations this was a very enjoyable movie.
- jmanard52, Saturday, July 23, 2011
Two successful twentysomethings agree to have a "friends with benefits" relationship, but they predictably fall for each other. I think the only things I liked about this film were the few charming moments and unique courtship ideas. Adam makes Emma a period mix featuring songs like "Bleeding Love." Instead of flowers he gives her carrots. It's cute. But that's the extent of what's good about this film. The characters are plastic, and there's nothing interesting about the story. With a long exposition and supporting characters with nothing unique about their support, the film is poorly structured: the first time Adam and Emma have sex is clearly ridden with emotion, and Natalie Portman's version of an emotionally unavailable woman is more emotionally available than many women I could consider soul mates. Overall, this movie sucks, but I am considering making my next love interest a period mix, only I'd include The Hush Sound's "Wine Red."
- hunterjt13, Tuesday, October 16, 2012