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No Strings Attached (I) (2011)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  21 January 2011 (USA)
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A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more.

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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.A. and he's a gopher on a "Glee"-like TV series, hoping to be a writer. 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? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Friendship has its benefits

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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21 January 2011 (USA)  »

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Fuckbuddies  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£978,974 (UK) (25 February 2011)

Gross:

$70,625,986 (USA) (1 April 2011)
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After the taping of Adam's TV show, the cognac that Eli and Wallace (Ludacris) are drinking is Conjure, a brand of cognac owned by Ludacris. See more »

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Emma: Don't list me as your emergency contact. I won't come.
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a raunchy rom-com from the female perspective = interesting
26 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What is most fascinating about this movie is that it's a raunchy rom-com from the female perspective. Knowing that the film was written by a woman prior to my viewing it made the nuances jump out to me. It's those nuances and that perspective that make the film enjoyable. No one scene or moment merits more then a minor chuckle but the characters themselves expand and grow as the story unfolds. It's hard to care about the leads at first because there's no set up or real establishment of character. Then, they kind of grow on you even though neither really rang true for me in any real world sense. Natalie Portman is great as many would expect but Ashton Kutcher did a fine job as well. I've seen others criticizing his performance but I think that's based on a pre-determined hatred of him rather than on his work. The supporting characters were VERY weak and useless save for the father character played by the wonderful Kevin Kline. Overall, better than I was expecting it to be.


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