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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.

Director:

Ivan Reitman

Writers:

Elizabeth Meriwether (screenplay), Michael Samonek (story) (as Mike Samonek) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

Friendship has its benefits

Genres:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

21 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuckbuddies See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,652,921, 23 January 2011

Gross USA:

$70,662,220

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,228,077
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although Emma (Natalie Portman) is implied to be nude, no frontal nudity is seen. Natalie Portman's bare bottom can be briefly glimpsed when she gets out of bed and gets dressed. This is in the scene where they have sex for the 2nd time at Adam's place, where they agree to become sex friends. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Adam: You're crazy. I felt like Flava-Flav.
Emma: I can't believe you chose those girls.
Adam: You jealous?
Emma: Don't do that. Don't just disappear like that on me.
Adam: You told me to.
Emma: You shouldn't listen to me.
Adam: Alright, I won't.
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Written by CeeLo Green (as Thomas Calloway) & Sir Mix A Lot (as Anthony L. Ray)
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User Reviews

 
No soul
21 August 2011 | by PanDemicSee all my reviews

Decent acting, sure. But the core, dialog and development offers very little to anyone older than 16.

The movie has one or two memorable moments. The rest was just bubble gum.

Given the outset, adding any delightful, surprising, thought provoking or interesting situations would be hard, but very possible. Though I obviously didn't watch this movie for depth, but when the brain is missing I do expect the heart to be compensated. This movie just simply failed to deliver.

If asked I wouldn't be able to pinpoint any particular reason to recommend this movie.


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