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No Strings Attached (2011)

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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:

Fuckbuddies  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,652,921 (USA) (23 January 2011)

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$70,662,220 (USA)
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Trivia

Ivan Reitman's first R-rated film since Stripes (1981). See more »

Goofs

When Alvin is playing the piano for Adam's birthday song, he is clearly not hitting any of the piano keys. See more »

Quotes

Alvin: How long have you two been together?
Emma: Oh, we're not.
Adam: We're sex friends.
Emma: Yes we are.
Adam: Friends with benefits. Fuck buddies.
Alvin: [surprised] Great Scott!
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.74 (2011) See more »

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GIRLFRIEND
Written by Thomas Mars (as Thomas Croquet), Christian Mazzalai, Laurent Brancowitz (as Laurent Mazzalai) and Deck D'Arcy (as Frederic Moulin)
Performed by Phoenix
Courtesy of Glassnote Records
By Arrangement with Zync Music Group, LLC
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Pointless
30 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Adam (Kutcher) and Emma (Portman) have known each other since childhood, but not to damage their friendship, Emma offers a no strings attached relationship which means they can boink anyone they want and each other too and falling in love is out of the question.

This is a Friends with Benefits movie. The first half is raunchy, unfunny sex talk and full of boinking here, there, and everywhere. Got old real fast. Not funny, clever, entertaining, or erotic. Oh, you don't see anything - just them running here and there like they were in some sort of sex marathon. Again, not funny. And, why are we watching?

However, in the 2nd half Emma and Adam took a break and thus a somewhat normal movie broke out. Problem was that one of them was falling in love with the other so a stop had to be called.

Two classy actors and this is all they can come up with? The title should have been Friends With Benefits for a clearer notion of what was inside. When one doesn't care about the characters, what is the point?

Violence: No. Sex: Yes. Nudity: Partial Sex talk: Abounds in the first half. Language: Yes.


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