A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more.


Ivan Reitman


Elizabeth Meriwether (screenplay), Michael Samonek (story) (as Mike Samonek) | 1 more credit »
999 ( 477)
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Portman ... Emma
Ashton Kutcher ... Adam
Kevin Kline ... Alvin
Cary Elwes ... Dr. Metzner
Greta Gerwig ... Patrice
Lake Bell ... Lucy
Olivia Thirlby ... Katie Kurtzman
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


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


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Shipped to theaters under the code name "Dos". See more »


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


Patrice: Don't worry, we're all doctors here, so we've seen plenty of penises.
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References Sideways (2004) See more »


It's Your Birthday
Written & Performed by Kevin Kline
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User Reviews

A Good Movie! Natalie Portman was GREAT!
25 February 2011 | by mksandhu52See all my reviews

OK... i was NOT expecting much from this movie but i was really WOW at the end!!!

Yes, the movie was alright for some but I LOVED IT!!! As a Natalie Portman FAN, i was really worried about her doing a full-on Comedy role... from her past films like Leon and the Star Wars movies (Her role: Padme Amidala has a SAD ending...) Closer, V for Vendetta, Brothers... her roles from these movies were sad and sweet and her recent film Black Swan - she was super-powerful and gave an Oscar Winning role as Nina!!! I was so happy after watching No Strings Attached - Natalie Portman was super, super FUNNY - she did an amazing job!!! There are scenes where Natalie Portman is over-the-top - but i think she was great... the amount of ''BAD WORDS'' in the movie is WOW... loads of it!!!

The movie overall was good - Ashton Kutcher was alright & funny..... did an OK/ good job! The side-actors were average and the soundtracks were good...

Anyways, No Strings Attached is a must-watch movie!

My review: 7/10

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English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

21 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuckbuddies See more »


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,652,921, 23 January 2011

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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