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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wallace (as Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges)
Guy Branum ...


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Friendship has its benefits


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 January 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fuckbuddies  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,652,921 (USA) (21 January 2011)


$70,625,986 (USA) (1 April 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Adam says to Emma, "You can't fight me. You're miniature. You're like a girl Rick Moranis." Ivan Reitman, the director of this movie, directed Moranis in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. See more »


When Adam (Ashton Kutcher) is talking on the phone trying to find a girl to have sex with, you can see on his iPhone that it is not really on a call. You are able to see buttons that do not appear while talking on the phone. See more »


Patrice: [Into front door intercom] Hello?
Adam: Hi, it's Adam.
Patrice: [Looks at Emma, who shakes her head "no", then back into intercom] Go away.
Adam: I've got cupcakes.
[Gets buzzed in]
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References Sideways (2004) See more »


Written by Jesse McCartney & Ryan Tedder
Performed by Leona Lewis
Courtesy of Simco Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

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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