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A doctor in-residence, Enma goes nonstop, often working 80 hour weeks with back-to-back shifts. She values honesty and efficiency, and she also likes to have sex. So, the sex-on-demand arrangement is the perfect answer. Adam is a man who has always had an easy time with women and adopts a carefree approach to life.
Comedy Romantic - This is a romantic comedy aimed at adults, particularly young adults
due to the raunchy humor and premise. Fans of the two leads will
definitely enjoy, especially those of Natalie Portman, who does a
light comedic role for a change. Veteran stars Kevin Kline and
especially Cary Elwes have much smaller roles. Constant sex
references and language make the film inappropriate for children.
PROFANITY: 25 F-words, 8 S-words, a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Frequent sex and unrelated nudity. VIOLENCE: Pushes and punches. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Constant sex humor both verbal and physical.
Roger EbertFull Review Average This is a strange film. Its premise is so much more transgressive than its execution.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average No Strings Attached is by no means the worst of the lot, falling squarely in the middle. There are humorous moments, and it's a bit less bland than its contemporaries.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 86 moviegoers:
TEENS:Half the ladies loved "No Strings Attached." Nearly all the rest enjoyed it very much rating it above average. The two males also enjoyed it very much.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Three-quarters of the ladies enjoyed "No Strings Attached" very much with nearly half loving it. Seven of the ten males loved this movie. The other three range from above average to below average.
ADULTS:Two-thirds of the ladies rated it extremely high with half of the remaining third rating it above average. Only a few rated it as low as average. As for the guys, their reviews are very good but not great. Close to half loved it and another quarter enjoyed it very much. However, quite a few only rated it as average, which is somewhat low, but not too bad considering this isn't much of a guys movie.
When 14-year-old Emma Kurtzman turned down the awkward, teenage advances
of Adam Franklin outside of the Big Lodge at Camp Weehawken, neither one of them
had any clue about real, adult sex. But quite the opposite is true when, years
(NATALIE PORTMAN) and Adam (ASHTON KUTCHER) cross paths—as they seem
to have done randomly throughout their lives—and wind up in bed having sex.
And since Emma has a self-professed 'peanut allergy to relationships,' just as
Adam has sworn them off—mostly because his once-famous television star dad
KLINE) is now dating Adam's most recent ex-girlfriend—the two decide to forego
accompanying emotional muddle of a relationship and just be friends with
Hook up without hang-ups, boffing without bother, coitus without cost. No
no lying, no jealousy, no clothed spooning, no emoticons, no shared breakfast,
no "I miss
you," no body part nicknames, no mix tapes…in short, "No Strings Attached."
What starts out as a perfect solution to physical need becomes a little more
tricky—when Adam inadvertently brings his feelings to bed (and to the hospital
the back seat of the car and just about anywhere that provides horizontal
Eventually, both wind up trying to untangle the strings they were trying to
altogether while struggling to answer one key question: can two friends have sex
love getting in the way?