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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)  »

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Fuckbuddies  »

Box Office

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$70,625,986 (USA) (1 April 2011)
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The trailers seen in the music video shoot are from Star Waggons; a company founded and operated by Lyle Waggoner, a supporting star of the long running Carol Burnett show, and regular on the first season of Wonder Woman. 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 »

Quotes

Adam: [Calling Emma] You can't just suddenly call me and say you miss me!
Emma: I know...
Adam: No, do not call me to say you miss me. Do not text me, do not e-mail me... do not write it on my wall! If you really miss me, come here and tell me that!
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I WANNA SEX YOU UP
Written by Bryan Abrams, Mark Calderon, Willie Clarke, Betty Wright, Elliott Straite, Kevin Thornton & Sam Watters (as Samuel Watters)
Performed by Color Me Badd
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Pointless
30 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Adam (Kutcher) and Emma (Portman) have known each other since childhood, but not to damage their friendship, Emma offers a no strings attached relationship which means they can boink anyone they want and each other too and falling in love is out of the question.

This is a Friends with Benefits movie. The first half is raunchy, unfunny sex talk and full of boinking here, there, and everywhere. Got old real fast. Not funny, clever, entertaining, or erotic. Oh, you don't see anything - just them running here and there like they were in some sort of sex marathon. Again, not funny. And, why are we watching?

However, in the 2nd half Emma and Adam took a break and thus a somewhat normal movie broke out. Problem was that one of them was falling in love with the other so a stop had to be called.

Two classy actors and this is all they can come up with? The title should have been Friends With Benefits for a clearer notion of what was inside. When one doesn't care about the characters, what is the point?

Violence: No. Sex: Yes. Nudity: Partial Sex talk: Abounds in the first half. Language: Yes.


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