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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)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£978,974 (UK) (25 February 2011)

Gross:

$70,625,986 (USA) (1 April 2011)
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The original title for the script was 'Fuck Buddies' but this wouldn't make it past the MPAA. It was changed to Friends with Benefits (2011) but then that title was changed because there was another movie with the same title starring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake. By the time pre-screening invitations were made, it had still not been decided whether the title would be No Strings Attached (2011) or Hooking Up. See more »

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When Wallace takes a picture of Adam and two girls at a party he holds Adam's phone horizontally (landscape orientation). Seconds later the picture received on Emma's phone is seen in vertical layout (portrait). See more »

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Emma: I can't stop thinking about him.
Katie: Who? Adam?
Emma: Yeah. I know it's over and I'm looking. It's just that no one is as.
Katie: [interrupts] Tall?
Emma: He's so tall.
Katie: So tall.
Emma: And he's so, like.
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Emma: Annoyingly happy, all the time. But he has this.
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SHAKE YA TAILFEATHER
Written by Jayson Bridges, Murphy Lee (as Murphy Lee Harper), Cornell Haynes & Varick Smith
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Nothing Attached!
31 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"No Strings Attached" poses the question: Is it possible to have sex with someone without risking that you could fall in love with them? The answer is YES. It also poses the question: Is it possible to make a clichéd and hackneyed film that smells like ass? The answer is YES.

A bland and dated mainstream romantic comedy, which attempts to give itself an edge through raunchy humor and language and situational comedy right from the 80's. Kutcher and Portman have no chemistry. That lack of understanding of how people interact with each other and this carries over to all of the relationships in the film. None of these actors feel like they enjoy each other. You get the sense that Natalie Portman hates everyone she is working with and it's this kind of energy that dominates the film and makes it so painful to watch. The audience sat there like statues for the film hoping they would maybe get a string… You know we walk into the movie theater with open minds and goodwill and get hit by this and it's just an affront. It is incoherent, maddening and UN-funny. They had what? 25 million dollars to work out some kind of movie... How about 10 reasonably real moments? That would have been acceptable. They delivered zero. Excuse me? Hello?! I'm sorry Natalie, maybe you had the Oscar deal already dialed in but nonetheless, they're shooting real film here that people watch – Kutcher? You there? Was anybody there? Was Reitman around? What the hell is going on here? C'Mon folks! Let's step up to the plate. You're all getting a nice stack of cash – Can't you put just a little bit of work into it? Let's go! C'Mon Reitman! Snap snap. Wake the hell up kids! Time to pull the star out of your ass! EMBARRASSING!


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