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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)  »

Also Known As:

Friends with Benefits  »

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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Adam flinches and turns his head well before Emma slaps him in the emergency room. Not only was the slap unexpected, but Adam had taken painkillers, so he should have been far less likely to react that quickly. See more »

Quotes

Young Adam: So, I'm pretty good at archery.
Young Emma: That'll be useful if you ever have a time machine and your time machine breaks and you're stuck in the Medieval Ages.
Young Adam: You're funny, it's weird.
Young Emma: Yeah. I'm weird.
Young Adam: Me too.
Young Emma: Yeah, well everyone loves you and your dad's like famous or something.
Young Adam: My parents are getting a divorce. That's why I had to go to camp.
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Young Emma: Are you crying?
Young Adam: No.
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Performed by Bishop Allen
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24 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I gave this movie an 8/10 simply because it will keep you laughing the majority of the time. Sure the ending is predictable and a few of the background actors deliver lackluster performances but Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher fit very nicely together as the main characters, you could really tell they had fun working together.

I see a lot of other reviews criticizing Portman for "stooping to this level" and I'm not too sure why, maybe they didn't go see it in the right frame of mind...this movie is what it is, a romantic comedy about two friends who decide to take their relationship to the next level without having any of the commitments and "duties" of being an actual couple, that's what the trailers showed it as, that's what the actors described it as, nothing was a surprise...she did a cute, funny romantic comedy, it's not like she dove head first into the adult film industry.

Will this movie be nominated for awards, probably, will it win, probably not, but overall it was cute, it was funny, and I left the theater feeling like the $10 I paid for a ticket was well worth it.


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