No Strings Attached (2011)

Directed by Ivan Reitman

Starring Natilie Portman and Ashton Kutcher



This is No Strings Attached not Friends with benefits which I’m guessing have more or less the same plot however I have not seen the latter yet. When I do I’m sure the review will end up being the same.

This is a film about a boy and a girl who first met 15 years ago at summer camp. Then as the years go by they keep bumping into each other. When we get to the present day they decide to, as the title suggests, hook up to be sex friends. Night and day they call each other and have sex everywhere and anywhere. Then the obvious happens and they start having feelings for each other and their relationship starts getting awkward.

(Possible spoilers although it’s pretty obvious)

This film does go the obvious way and through everything that happens they end up happily ever after.

Apart from knowing from the beginning what was going to happen there were some good comical moments. Jake Johnson (who can now be seen in TV show New Girl), as best friend Eli, gave a good supporting role and even had his only little romantic story to break up the main plot.

Ashton Kutcher is not the best actor in the world however Natalie Portman, as ever, is quirky and hot.

I would say give the film a watch if you have spare time and not much else to do.

Film Fact

The film was originally called Fuck Buddies but obviously had to change as it would not pass the censors. So it became Friends with Benefits. But that was taken by another film out around the same time with the same title. So third time lucky it was called No Strings Attached.