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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

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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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Adam asks Emma how has she been and she tells Adam that she's studying at MIT. When they meet again she is a medical resident at a hospital. You can't become a doctor by going to MIT. She probably meant Harvard. See more »

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Adam: Come on, it's one date. Just do it.
Emma: Why? So I can wear make up and act perfect all night?
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A very funny chick-flick that both men and women will enjoy. Nothing new but still very entertaining. I say B+
10 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Can you really ever be just "friends with benefits"? After a drunken adventure ends with Adam (Kutcher) naked on Emma's (Portman) couch they decide to strike a deal. When Adam wants something more the problems begin. This is a chick flick that many guys will also enjoy. A little more girlie then I was expecting, but still a really, really funny movie. The movie is pretty raunchy in some parts and you will find it difficult not to laugh. If you are looking for a chick flick that your boyfriend/husband will watch with you this is a great choice. If you are looking for a movie for your girlfriend/wife that will not be two hours of torture for you this is a great choice. Very, very funny for both sexes, enough romance for the ladies, and enough comedy for the men. A perfect movie for date night. A little predictable, but most romantic comedies are. I give it a B+.

Would I watch again? - I actually would.

*Also try - Going The Distance & Love And Other Drugs


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