Excerpt: There's a reason why movies released in January get the reputation they have. Sure, it can be easy and clichéd to say it's just a dumping ground for stuff the studio knows no one will like, and there probably are other reasons. Frequently there are hidden gems targeted at a small market that just aren't going to have any real box office no matter when they're released.
Excerpt: Billy Crystal said it best in “When Harry Met Sally” when he said “…no man can be friends with a woman that he finds attractive. He always wants to have sex with her.” And it’s true. It’s the way we’re wired (speaking as a man). There will always be a physical desire when or if you’re friends with a female, to want to have sex. Again, it’s just the way men are.
Excerpt: Äæåê Ðè÷åð Natalie Portman plays a great super bitch. No, seriously, she can tell someone off with all of the wrath and fury of the greatest scorned woman in the history of cinema. It’s more than just the script backing her up in No Strings Attached , but the facial expressions and aggressiveness that sells this character with no sense of moral decency or politeness.
Excerpt: Portman is one of my favorite female stars in Hollywood and I had high hopes for this one. Wow, what a disappointment, but I shouldn't be surprised when Kutcher's name is on the cover. How does he keep getting roles? He can't act worth a damn and virtually every project he's involved with stinks. The screenplay had some potential, but it drags way too much and the only reason to watch it is to see Portman romping around half-naked.
Excerpt: The Movie How far we've come from the days of When Harry Met Sally , which wondered aloud if men and women could be friends, without sex complicating their lives. Now, in the era of No Strings Attached , singletons apparently postulate the possibilities of sex without emotional involvement.
Conclusion: 'No Strings Attached' works, with clever writing, some funny R rated moments, and the charisma of its two stars… until the end arrives. Then it's all downhill. The movie simply can't avoid the genre pitfalls. For readers looking to pick this one up, rest assured that the audio is great and the video looks fantastic. The special features are your average assortment of promo materials. I'd recommend renting 'No Strings Attached' before purchasing.
Summary: We don't pick who we fall in love with. No Strings Attached is a Romantic Comedy that tries to take the "Romantic" out of the equation. Otherwise, it's the same old assembly line-style genre picture that's been made countless times before, playing with no spirit, no direction, and little originality.
Excerpt: Emma is a busy doctor who sets up a seemingly perfect arrangement when she offers her best friend Adam a relationship with one rule: "No Strings Attached". But when a fling becomes a thing, can sex friends stay best friends.
Excerpt: Somewhere hidden inside No Strings Attached is a thoughtful and complicated film about the way truly brilliant people too often over-intellectualize their lives. Natalie Portman plays Emma, a high-IQ up and coming doctor who’s spent her entire life applying the cold logic which serves her so well everywhere else, to the matters of love.
Excerpt: Originally titled The Fuck Buddies , No Strings Attached is a film about what happens when two highly attractive, sexually compatible people with no interest in long-term commitment decide to limit their relationship to sex. Except since it’s a romantic comedy—with multiple Greek choruses of advice-giving sidekicks, among other expected trappings—it’s really not.