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No Strings Attached (I) (2011)

R  |   |  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>

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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This movie is known to be very similar to 'Friends with Benefits' which stars Ashton Kutcher's real life partner, Mila Kunis. See more »


Adam flinches and turns his head well before Emma slaps him in the emergency room. Not only was the slap unexpected, but Adam had taken painkillers, so he should have been far less likely to react that quickly. See more »


Emma: Sometimes, my neck gets sore.
Adam: Why?
Emma: Because my brain is so big.
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References Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) See more »


Written by Thomas Mars (as Thomas Croquet), Christian Mazzalai, Laurent Brancowitz (as Laurent Mazzalai) and Deck D'Arcy (as Frederic Moulin)
Performed by Phoenix
Courtesy of Glassnote Records
By Arrangement with Zync Music Group, LLC
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User Reviews

Boring and stupid and rude
26 December 2011 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I gave it a 2.

This simply sucks for a movie.

It drags on far too long and the dialogue and characters are dull as beans.

Ashton sucks as a lead and the story doesn't help.

Totally unrealistic.

Totally uninteresting and a waste of my download on netflix.

I'm glad that this came as a monthly package in my bill and that I didn't have to actually pay for this.

How I long for real plots and stories that actually entertain.

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