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In this comedy, Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) are life-long friends who almost ruin everything by having sex one morning. In order to protect their friendship, they make a pact to keep their relationship strictly "no strings attached." "No strings" means no jealousy, no expectations, no fighting, no flowers, no baby voices. It means they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, in whatever public place they want, as long as they don't fall in love. The questions become - Can you have sex without love getting in the way? And can their friendship… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

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"Portman can look smug in light-touch comedy, but her chemistry with Kutcher is believable (though to be fair, Kutcher is the golden retriever of male leads: blandly irresistable)."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"No Strings Attached is so palpably calculated that you know if the camera had pulled back a foot from the bed in which Portman and Kutcher were pretending to have sex, you'd have seen their agents standing by beaming: proud parents, proud pimps."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"While it's not without problems, No Strings Attached is a romantic comedy worth watching, and that's saying a lot. Every member of the cast lights up the screen with humor and charm and there are a lot of genuinely funny moments."
‑ Matt Joseph, We Got This Covered
"Acting opposite Ashton Kutcher is the equivalent of dropping down a year in school for someone like Natalie Portman."
‑ Ali Gray,
"A romantic comedy that looks smutty but is actually slushy."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"At least Portman is playing someone who is recognizably human, unlike her dancer in Black Swan."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"One of the better romantic comedies in the last couple of years."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"Aside from its unromantic plot, "Attached" is over-sexed, overdone and overcome by a terrible script."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Portman is a true comedienne on screen. Hopefully she'll add a few more performances like this one to her resume' in the near future."
‑ Michael A. Smith, MediaMikes
"Portman's fine, Kucher, not so much; No Strings Attached falters"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"The charismatic leads keep this watchable, but it's a waste of their talents."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"A lot of sharp lines from screenwriter Elizabeth Meriwether and a strong supporting cast are often enough to make that premise pleasant if not exactly shocking."
‑ Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail
"Benefits the most from a sexy, emotionally available/vulnerable turn by Natalie Portman. But the Kutcher guy isn't bad either."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"This being a Hollywood romantic comedy, the outcome of the story-about a man and woman who agree to a sex-only relationship-is obvious from the get-go, so this film is all about the journey, not the destination..."
‑ Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin's Picks
"While the ultimate conclusion is still the same as always, and Ashton Kutcher's flat delivery nearly ruins it, No Strings Attached is a thoughtful twist on the usual romantic-comedy."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
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