No Strings Attached is a romantic comedy film starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. It’s a story about a guy and a girl agreeing to become “friends with benefits” as they enjoy physical intimacy with each other without becoming emotionally attached. As expected, the guy (Ashton) eventually falls for the girl.
From the synopsis, the movie itself is so formulaic that you almost knew what will happen at the end of the film. If you have watched similar chick-flick before, you don’t have to wait long before you can say “I’ve seen this somewhere”. But to its credit, it does have moments where it goes out of the box and these moments are what have made the movie a lot more appealing.
Add to the fact that Natalie Portman plays a strong, independent woman that’s not part of the Star Wars franchise is always a welcoming idea. Ashton Kutcher plays as himself – a funny guy dealing with some awkward moments that is trying to woo the only girl who doesn’t want to have a relationship with him.
Romantic Comedy At It’s Best
Movie goers will likely go to the movie for the chemistry between Portman and Kutcher and fortunately, they will not be disappointed. The couple look amazing together and their funny, romantic scenes really show their chemistry.
Fans of the romantic genre will definitely have a great time with this movie. It could be a bit stale for those who are not fond of the actors but with a bit of openness to the possibility of good story, “No Strings Attached” could be a flick everyone could enjoy.