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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)

Gross:

$70,662,220 (USA)
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Trivia

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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On their first date Adam and Emma are driving to play golf, but we see that Adam is alone in the car, and a moment later Emma appears near him. See more »

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Patrice: It's like a crime scene in my pants.
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.74 (2011) See more »

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MS. JACKSON
Written by André Benjamin (as Andre Benjamin), David Sheats & Big Boi (as Antwan Patton)
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Cute!
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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