Kevin Kline plays his inappropriate father. Jake Johnson plays his best friend. Greta Gerwig and Mindy Kaling plays her best friends. There’s a funny bit with Abby Elliott doing Finding Nemo and a dead-on Drew Barrymore. And Emma fights like a girl Rick Moranis.
Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher have sporadically known each other since summer camp and every few years they tend to bump each other. Portman is a busy doctor.
The film wants to be a raunchy, ribald black comedy. It is rather conservative instead wanting to go for the formulaic falling in love route.
It wastes its supporting cast who are in effect cyphers. What is Ludicrous doing there playing the best friend type? Kevin Kline shows up for a few scene stealing performances but even he is wasted.
Fifteen years ago, Adam Franklin (Ashton Kutcher) and Emma Kurtzman (Natalie Portman) meet each other in a colony and every now and then they stumble on each other.
Its actually not very sexy or hilariously funny
In the present days, Emma is an MIT graduated d is the stage assistant of a TV musical show and aspirant screenplay writer. When Adam visits his father Alvin (Kevin Kline), who is a successful TV producer, and finds that his ex-girlfriend Vanessa (Ophelia Lovibond) has moved to Alvin’s house and is dating him, he gets totally drunk and calls every girl in his cell phone’s contact list. On the next morning, he wakes up at Emma’s apartment and they have quick sex. Emma does not want to have any emotional involvement and proposes a relationship driven by sex only without romance or commitment. But love is not possible to be rationalized and the couple is affected by their behavior.
“No Strings Attached” is a romantic comedy with a silly and incoherent plot since the motives for the behavior of Emma are not well developed and she becomes an inconsistent lead character. The story is visibly inspired on the adorable “When Harry Met Sally “, with elements of Glee and spiced with sex.
Kutcher finds out his ex girlfriend is now dating his dad, a former television star and ends up hooking up with Portman to have casual sex with each other without falling in love
However, the film is cute and the chemistry between the lovely Natalie Portman and the pleasant Ashton Kutcher make the film worth. I believe that large friends dating site a high percentage of viewers love Natalie Portman and it is a pleasure to see this talented actress in any movie.
Kevin Kline has a small part but is also hilarious. This is the first time that I pay attention in Lake Bell and she is really a beautiful woman performing the role of a clumsy and nerd character. However several support characters are neither funny nor interesting. My vote is seven.
Let us make no mistake about this film. It is a ten star chick flick. There won’t be a woman with a dry eye in the house. But face it, “Friends with Benefits” was hands down a better movie. For sensitive guys, it is about 6 stars.
I am not an Ashton Kutcher fan by any means. However, I have developed a little more respect for him after this film. Ashton and Natalie have been friends since they were 14, off and on. They come from wealthy families. She becomes a doctor and he follows in his father’s footsteps and works in the film industry. When Ashton discovers his dad’s new girlfriend is his ex-girlfriend he gets drunk and calls every girl in his cell phone until he gets laid. He ends up with Natalie and they make an arrangement to just be “friends with benefits.”