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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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Friends with Benefits  »

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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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When Adam and Emma are in the room after Adam's hangover night he puts his pants on twice, See more »

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Alvin: She's just so hot.
Adam: I know how hot she is.
Vanessa: [peeking out into the hallway] That's really sweet, thanks guys!
Adam: Fuck you!
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This is yet another romantic comedy with a cookie-cutter plot, but it will make you laugh!
23 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had very low expectations for No Strings Attached. The couple would make the decision to use each, one would fall for the other, and in the end they would live happily ever after. I was correct about the overall story line, but, impressively, the writers found a way the mix in enough comedy to keep you entertained for the full 110 minutes. On top of that, there is enough cutsie romance to make for the perfect date night movie. Comedy to make you laugh and romance to cheer up any romantic girl.... sounds like a romantic comedy to me!

Natalie Portman shows her range of acting abilities by having two extremely different films in theaters at the same time. I was thoroughly impressed with her ability to drop the comedic one liners and portray a unaffectionate woman who's fallen in love realistically. Comparing this to her award-winning role in Black Swan made her abilities even more impressive. I cannot say the same for Ashton Kutcher. He has a great face and is great at comedic acting. However, each serious, romantic scene he was in became unrealistic and uncomfortable.

Overall, this is the perfect date night or girls night movie. It has some great comedic moments and brings in the romance that most ladies love to see. If you are looking for a light-hearted romantic comedy, this is a great choice.

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