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No Strings Attached -- Academy Award Winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Ashton Kutcher (What Happens in Vegas...) star in the hilarious hit comedy that takes a modern look at what happens when friends-in-need do the deed. Emma is a busy doctor who offers her best friend Adam an unconventional relationship with one rule: No Strings Attached. But when a fling becomes a thing, can sex friends stay best friends?
No Strings Attached -- 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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21 January 2011 (USA) See more »
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Friendship has its benefits
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Natalie Portman ... Emma

Ashton Kutcher ... Adam

Kevin Kline ... Alvin

Cary Elwes ... Dr. Metzner

Greta Gerwig ... Patrice

Lake Bell ... Lucy

Olivia Thirlby ... Katie

Ludacris ... Wallace (as Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges)

Jake Johnson ... Eli

Mindy Kaling ... Shira

Talia Balsam ... Sandra Kurtzman

Ophelia Lovibond ... Vanessa
Guy Branum ... Guy

Ben Lawson ... Sam

Jennifer Irwin ... Megan

Adhir Kalyan ... Kevin

Brian H. Dierker ... Bones (as Brian Dierker)

Abby Elliott ... Joy

Vedette Lim ... Lisa

Gary David Goldberg ... Emma's Relative

Armen Weitzman ... Taxi Driver

Shaun Russell ... LACMA Guard (as T. Shaun Russell)

Nealla Gordon ... Lydia (Female Dr.)

Seth Morris ... Man with Dog

Nasim Pedrad ... Writer

Elizabeth Meriwether ... Writer

Mollee Gray ... Sari
Derek Ferguson ... Benji

Matthew Moy ... Chuck

Tyne Stecklein ... Victoria
Kym Connor ... Stage Mom
Renna Bartlett ... Stage Assistant Director

Jennifer Hamilton ... On Camera Choreographer

Krystal Ellsworth ... Secret High Dancer
Kim Marko Germar ... Secret High Dancer
Megan Honore ... Secret High Dancer
Nick Lanzisera ... Secret High Dancer (as Nicholas Lanzisera)
Moira 'Anjolie' Marfori ... Secret High Dancer
Dalphe Morantus ... Secret High Dancer

Katrina Norman ... Secret High Dancer (as Katrina Katie Norman)
Heather Phillips ... Secret High Dancer
Britt Stewart ... Secret High Dancer
Paula Van Oppen ... Secret High Dancer
William T. Loftis ... Secret High Dancer

Kc Monnie ... Secret High Dancer (as Casey KC Monnie)
Jason Williams ... Secret High Dancer
Hugo ... Bar Group (as Hugo Chakrabongse)
Jay Barclay ... Bar Group (as John Gerald Barclay)

Tom Tangen ... Eli's Dad

Tim Matheson ... Eli's Dad #2
Ben Lautman ... Rabbi
Joshua Andreacola ... Boy at Wake (as Joshua Allen Andreacola)
Sam Greenberg ... Boy at Wake (as Milton Greenberg)

Rachel McDermott ... STK Waitress
Robert Trapp ... Mini-Golfer

Rachael Markarian ... Frat Party Dancer

Kherington Payne ... Frat Party Dancer
Dylan Hayes ... Young Adam

Stefanie Scott ... Young Emma
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
January Adams ... Girl in Bar (uncredited)
Philippe Badreau ... Farmers Market Shopper / Dad (uncredited)

Thomas F. Evans ... Dog Walker (uncredited)

Lydia Blanco Garza ... Nurse (uncredited)

Lubella Gauna ... Nurse (uncredited)
Leslie Gunning ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Morgan Lambert ... Market Girl (uncredited)

Michael J Long ... Frat guy (uncredited)

Stephane Nicoli ... PA on Bike (uncredited)

Ivan Reitman ... TV Director (uncredited)
Jonathan Sanders ... Party D.J (uncredited)

Directed by
Ivan Reitman 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Elizabeth Meriwether (screenplay)

Michael Samonek (story) (as Mike Samonek) and
Elizabeth Meriwether (story)

Produced by
Gary Barber .... executive producer
Ali Bell .... co-producer
Roger Birnbaum .... executive producer
Lisa Bruce .... co-executive producer
Jeffrey Clifford .... producer
Jonathan Glickman .... executive producer (as Jon Glickman)
Jonathan Glickman .... executive producer
Joe Medjuck .... producer
Elizabeth Meriwether .... co-producer
Tom Pollock .... executive producer
Natalie Portman .... executive producer
Ivan Reitman .... producer
Annette Savitch .... co-producer
John Wildermuth .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Debney 
 
Cinematography by
Rogier Stoffers (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dana E. Glauberman 
 
Casting by
Joanna Colbert 
Rich Mento  (as Richard Mento)
 
Production Design by
Ida Random 
 
Art Direction by
Greg Berry 
 
Set Decoration by
Danielle Berman 
 
Costume Design by
Julie Weiss 
 
Makeup Department
Kristin Arrigo .... key hair stylist
Marc Boyle .... additional hair stylist
Mishell Chandler .... additional hair stylist
Jorjee Douglass .... makeup artist: Ms. Portman
Gail Gulino .... makeup artist
Daniel Howell .... hair stylist: Ms. Portman
Kathleen Karridene .... key makeup artist
Marylin Lee .... additional makeup artist
Tracey Levy .... makeup department head
Barbara Lorenz .... department head hair stylist
Jacklin Masteran .... key hair stylist
Anthony Veader .... hair stylist
'Nikki' LaShandra White .... additional hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ralph Bertelle .... executive in charge of production
Gregg Edler .... production supervisor
Tricia Miles .... post-production supervisor
Cristen Carr Strubbe .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christina Fong .... second assistant director
Eric Glasser .... second second assistant director
Conrad E. Palmisano .... second unit director
John Wildermuth .... first assistant director (as John Wildermuth Jr.)
Steve Windle .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
Isidoro Avila .... set dresser
Billy Baker .... set dresser
David Barton .... toolman
William Biggerstaff .... paint supervisor
Max E. Brehme .... property master
Stephanie Charbonneau .... graphic designer
Scott Edward Collins .... set dressing gang boss
Brendon Crigler .... set dresser
Vincent D'Aquino .... greens supervisor
Michael Duncan .... propmaker
J. Gregory Evans .... set dresser
Jack Evans .... buyer
Joey Genitempo .... stand-by painter: re-shoots
J. Michael Glynn .... assistant property master
Carmine Goglia .... stand-by painter
Ryan Jacoby .... lead plaster foreman
Lee J. Jashinsky .... painter
Frank Kilmartin .... carpenter
Scott W. Leslie .... assistant property master
Sean Mannion .... property master
Michael V. Maurice .... set dresser
Jessica McDonald .... set dresser
Gordon McVay .... set dresser
Wendy Means .... art department coordinator
Christopher Neely .... leadman
Kailey Newman .... art production assistant
Anshuman Prasad .... set designer
Cynthia C. Rebman .... on-set dresser
Doug Rosenberger .... general foreman
Anthony Syracuse .... construction coordinator
Tim Viera .... propmaker foreman
Timothy Vierra .... construction foreman
Jeffry C. Voorhees .... assistant art director
Jim Wallis .... set designer
Mark Woodworth II .... painter
Marcel Worch .... construction foreman
 
Sound Department
Mark Agostino .... pro tools playback operator
Michael J. Benavente .... supervising sound editor
Susan Dudeck .... dialogue editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Eric Hoehn .... sound editorial intern
Doug Jackson .... sound effects editor
Robert Jackson .... boom operator
Larry Kemp .... dialogue editor
R.J. Kizer .... dialogue editor (as Robert Kizer)
Tricia Linklater .... first assistant sound editor
Nancy MacLeod .... sound effects editor
Chuck Michael .... sound effects editor
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Peggy Names .... utility sound
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
Brad Sherman .... sound re-recording mixer
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Edward Tise .... sound mixer
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator (as John Hartigan)
 
Visual Effects by
Christopher Blazick .... pipeline engineer
Daniel Chuba .... visual effects executive producer (as Dan Chuba)
Robert Cribbett .... digital artist (as Rob Cribbett)
Kevin Del Colle .... digital film scanner
Jamie Dixon .... visual effects supervisor
Derick Dressel .... CGI artist
Gilbert Gonzales .... digital compositor
Deborah Hiner .... digital artist
Michael G. Jackson .... digital artist
Kelly Rae Kenan Green .... visual effects producer (as Kelly Rae Kenan)
Minhee Lee .... digital artist
Seung Yong Lee .... digital artist (as Seungyong Lee)
Dan Levitan .... digital artist
Bongkyu Lim .... compositor
Isaac Lipstadt .... visual effects
Shira Mandel .... digital compositor
Richard Matsushita .... 3D artist
Daniel Mellitz .... compositing sequence supervisor
Joel Merritt .... digital artist
Jack Mullins .... visual effects
Sean Rowe .... digital film scanner
Dan Smiczek .... CG supervisor: Hammerhead
Linda Tremblay .... digital artist
Hyunseong Yu .... digital artist (as Hyunseung Yu)
Jared Pecht .... digital film scanner (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Eddie Braun .... stunts
Alex Daniels .... stunts
Mark Dobson .... stunts
Oliver Keller .... stunt double
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunt driver (as Hubie Kerns)
Dorenda Moore .... stunt double
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt coordinator (as Conrad Palmisano)
Victory Palmisano .... stunts (as Victory Grace Palmisano)
Mike Ryan .... stunt driver (as Michael Chandler Ryan)
Melissa R. Stubbs .... stunt driver (as Melissa Stubbs)
Marc C. Geschwind .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hospecio Balani .... rigging grip
Nico Bally .... crane technician: Technocrane
Jean-Philippe Belliard .... electrician
Josh Bleibtreu .... director of photography: second unit
Kevin Cadwallader .... rigging electrician
Cary Caraway .... super technocrane operator
Jack English .... gaffer: additional photography
Mike Gerzevitz .... lighting technician
Rob J. Greenlea .... grip
Robert Hatfield .... digital imaging technician (as Bobby Hatfield)
Michael Herron .... digital video assist operator
Joe Hill .... rigging grip
Jordan C. Kadovitz .... video assist: second unit
April Kelley .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Glen Magers .... rigging technician
Byron McCulloch .... grip
Kevin McGill .... camera operator
Brian Minzlaff .... lighting technician
Cris Moris .... lighting technician
Matt Perry .... grip
Daniel Pershing .... dolly grip
Dylan Pomerleau .... rigging electrician
Andre Ramirez .... grip
Chris Rauch .... grip
Dale Robinette .... still photographer
Paul Sanchez .... camera operator
John Savedra .... lighting technician
Jay Sheveck .... libra technician
Charles Sparks .... electrician
Don Steinberg .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Tommy Tieche .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Rick A. West .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Christine Colvin .... casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Brandi S. Hawkins .... extras casting
Mariann H.W. Lee .... extras casting
Tess Minsky .... casting assistant
Neal Naito .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Steve Constancio .... set costumer
Christine Cover Ferro .... costume assistant
Michael Crow .... key costumer
Sean Elliott .... costumer
Rebecca Raleigh .... costume assistant (as Rebecca Farmer)
Sommer Terry .... set costumer
Ken Van Duyne .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Will Barnes .... digital editing systems support
Maria Gonzales .... additional editor
Dan Goslee .... digital intermediate assistant
Scott Gregory .... digital film colorist
Omar Hassan-Reep .... first assistant editor
Annie Johnson .... digital intermediate producer
Nancy Jundi .... digital editing systems support
Jackie Lee .... digital intermediate executive
Rudy Lopez .... on-line editor
Harry Muller .... color timer
Santiago Padilla .... colorist: dailies
Joe Pestana .... dailies assistant
Shane Reed .... colorist: dailies
Paul Sage .... digital intermediate assistant: Company 3
Kyle Salazar .... post-production assistant
Jennifer Scudder Trent .... post-production coordinator
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... digital intermediate executive producer: Company 3
Arthur Tremeau .... dailies producer
Ian Sullivan .... digital intermediate accountant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Brent Brooks .... music editor
Jeff Carson .... music editor: score
John Debney .... conductor
Lola Debney .... music coordinator
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Adam Michalak .... protools operator
Shawn Murphy .... music recordist
Shawn Murphy .... scoring mixer
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Booker White .... music preparation
Denise Carver .... music clearances (uncredited)
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Michael J. Birnkrant .... driver
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator: additional photography
Ted Joneson .... production van driver: basecamp
Rock LeRoy .... driver
Lori Maxwell .... dispatcher
Adam Pinkstaff .... transportation captain
Michael J. Riegle .... driver
Phil Strauss .... transportation
Tommy Tancharoen .... transportation coordinator
Tom Whelpey .... transportation captain
Tim Woods .... picture car coordinator
 
Other crew
Jesse J. Adams .... researcher
Nick Irving Allen .... set production assistant
Gregory Alpert .... location manager
Jorge Luis Alvarez .... key assistant location manager
Karin Anderson .... script coordinator
Teri J. Barber .... set production assistant
John Bocchicchio .... medic
Brooks Bonstin .... key assistant location manager
Amy Bradley .... assistant: Mr. Kline
Miles Burke .... production assistant
Kim Buttlar .... coordinator: Mr. Barber
Clinton Wade Childress .... assistant: Ms. Bruce (as Clinton Childress)
Patrick Chu .... assistant: Mr. Clifford
Peter Costelli .... key assistant location manager
Colleen Craig .... assistant choreographer
Julie Dansker .... assistant: Mr. Glickman
Allison Dillard .... production safety manager
Kelly Donnelly .... assistant: Mr. Kutcher
Jacob Eaton .... production assistant
Thomas F. Evans .... stand-in
Heidi Falconer .... unit publicist
Donna Glasser-Hancock .... production accountant
Rachael Godfrey .... assistant: Mr. Pollock
Jane Goldsmith .... script supervisor
Pamela B. Green .... titles
Jennifer Hamilton .... assistant choreographer
Chris Hanson .... medical technical advisor
Matt Hibbard .... set production assistant
Jake Hicks .... boat captain
Mark Hochman .... video and computer supervisor
Brady Kephart .... production assistant
Alex Kivlen .... key assistant location manager
Nicole Kreuzer .... stand-in
Lauren Brooke Kurfirst .... assistant production coordinator: additional photography
Heather La Bella .... stand in: Lake Bell
Ryan Lacen .... set production assistant
Aaron Lee Lopez .... production assistant: second unit
Johnny Lowe .... set medic
Emilie Maison .... press attache france
Marybeth Martin-Eck .... first assistant production accountant
Karl Mefford .... assistant: Mr. Medjuck
Isaac Mejía .... set production assistant
Grit Menzzer .... assistant: Ms. Portman
Justin Mickelson .... production assistant
Michael W. Miliotti .... dog trainer
Christiana Morgenroth .... production assistant
Andrew Jackson Murphy .... location assistant
Justin Oberman .... production assistant
Tara Perillo .... assistant: Mr. Reitman
Catherine Pittman .... animal coordinator
Gregg Pittman .... dog trainer
Griffin Pocock .... production assistant
Marguerite Pomerhn Derricks .... choreographer
Alan D. Purwin .... helicopter pilot
Eddie Quintana .... production assistant
Eric Reich .... assistant: Mr. Reitman
Paul Michael Saldana .... production assistant
Mel Sanftner .... assistant production coordinator
Rafael Sanz .... set production assistant
Todd Snyder .... assistant: Mr. Kutcher
Kori Sparks .... production assistant
Ross Tatelman .... location associate
Marlena Thomas .... coordinator: Mr. Birnbaum
Julia Turner .... assistant to Mr. Pollock
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director: titles
Jarik Van Sluijs .... titles
Amy Denning Winfrey .... payroll accountant
Steve Woroniecki .... key assistant location manager
Ed Portillo .... location site rep (uncredited)
Kendra Rasmussen .... assistant to executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material
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Trivia:
When Wallace (Ludacris) takes a picture of Adam with the two girls at a party, Wallace says, "happy ho-lidays" a line from Ludacris' 2001 song "Area Codes".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Emma is carrying the two cups of coffee to the car after running into Adam, she carries them like they are empty, not accounting for the coffee inside. If there was coffee in either one, it would have spilled everywhere.See more »
Quotes:
Emma:Dr. Metzner? Adam, what's going on? What happened?
Dr. Metzner:He sprained his wrist punching a wall.
Emma:You texted me that you were dying.
Adam:It really hurt.
Dr. Metzner:I gave him some Hyrdocodone for the night. It's a very strong painkiller. You might want to have Dr. Kurtzman here drive you home. And here is a prescription for an anti-inflammatory.
[hands to Emma]
Dr. Metzner:Don't worry, you're in good hands. Your girlfriend here is a very talented doctor.
Emma:No! I'm not his girlfriend.
Adam:She is not my girlfriend.
Dr. Metzner:Oh sorry. I saw that he listed you as an emergency contact. My mistake. Oh by the way, I enjoyed your dad's TV show. Great Scott! It's funny stuff.
[...]
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27 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Nothing Attached!, 31 July 2011
Author: kubrickeyeswide from United States

"No Strings Attached" poses the question: Is it possible to have sex with someone without risking that you could fall in love with them? The answer is YES. It also poses the question: Is it possible to make a clichéd and hackneyed film that smells like ass? The answer is YES.

A bland and dated mainstream romantic comedy, which attempts to give itself an edge through raunchy humor and language and situational comedy right from the 80's. Kutcher and Portman have no chemistry. That lack of understanding of how people interact with each other and this carries over to all of the relationships in the film. None of these actors feel like they enjoy each other. You get the sense that Natalie Portman hates everyone she is working with and it's this kind of energy that dominates the film and makes it so painful to watch. The audience sat there like statues for the film hoping they would maybe get a string… You know we walk into the movie theater with open minds and goodwill and get hit by this and it's just an affront. It is incoherent, maddening and UN-funny. They had what? 25 million dollars to work out some kind of movie... How about 10 reasonably real moments? That would have been acceptable. They delivered zero. Excuse me? Hello?! I'm sorry Natalie, maybe you had the Oscar deal already dialed in but nonetheless, they're shooting real film here that people watch – Kutcher? You there? Was anybody there? Was Reitman around? What the hell is going on here? C'Mon folks! Let's step up to the plate. You're all getting a nice stack of cash – Can't you put just a little bit of work into it? Let's go! C'Mon Reitman! Snap snap. Wake the hell up kids! Time to pull the star out of your ass! EMBARRASSING!

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