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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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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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Elizabeth Meriwether, for whom this is the first produced screenplay, was very involved during the shoot, much to her delight. See more »

Goofs

While the fall 2010 day and date shown earlier on Emma's phone are historically correct, she later says that the approaching Friday is Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day actually fell on Monday in 2011. See more »

Quotes

Katie: [answers phone] Hey! How did it go? Did you find him?
Emma: Yeah, he was with a girl. It's his girlfriend. And I was in a bush.
Katie: Oh crap.
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Katie: Are you still there?
Emma: [crying] Yeah.
Katie: Okay, get in your car and drive away. How much money do you have on you?
Emma: Uh, like 10 bucks.
Katie: Okay, the box of 50 doughnut holes is $5.79. You're gonna need two boxes.
Emma: [crying harder] I lost him!
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I WILL LET YOU GO
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How RomComs should be done!
31 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let me start by saying that I wanted to watch this movie again immediately after it ended.

Not only is there a plethora of one-liners that we will relive with our friends for years to come (think of the timeless quips from Super Troopers, Anchorman, and The Hangover), but also a deep story line. Normally, that would turn me off, I like my comedies to be funny and I don't wanna think about too much. But the characters are so entrancing and relatable that you want to know the back stories, you care about these people and their relationship, you live their feelings and don't mind. The story was different than I had expected from seeing previews and at first I was apprehensive. Apart from a couple intimate scenes, I did not revisit this feeling after getting pulled in.

The Soundtrack completely rocked, including an awesome rendition of "99 Problems" by Hugo, and old school favorites, like "Bleeding Love" which get's a great scene with Natalie Portman that will have you crying through your laughter and feeling right along with her. On that note, ALL of the characters are really engaging, you want to be friends with all of these people, and the parts are played SO well! Even the bits.

Overall, this was just an amazing experience. I love this movie, will own it, and buy it again of I lose it.


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