26 Mar Lifelong friends Adam and Emma attempt to sleep together without bringing commitment into the equation
At first their casual stance on sex works great for both of them; Emma can focus on her career instead of allowing her emotions to dictate her can play the field without fear of hurting her feelings
A sexually liberated, sweet-and-sour romance buoyed by a cracking freshman screenplay and some sophisticated characterization that elevates it above the usual rom-com fare, No Strings Attached benefits tremendously from star Natalie Portman's strong centerpiece performance and a unique combination of talent behind the camera. And while few who buy a ticket will ever doubt how the story will end, the journey is the destination as Elizabeth Meriwether's vivaciously libertine story treats convention like a one-night stand while detailing the inherent flaws of friends-with-benefits relationships. Adam (Ashton Kutcher) was a typical hormonal 14-year-old when he first came on to Emma (Portman) at summer camp -- and got shot down in flames. In the years that followed, however why not try these out, Adam and Emma continued to cross paths until, eventually, they both caved to their animal instincts.
Despite an intense session of earth-shaking sex, however, Emma makes it clear to Adam that the last thing she wants is a committed relationship. And thanks to the fact that Adam's father (Kevin Kline), a fallen television star, has just begun dating his son's ex-girlfriend, the horrified bachelor has developed an aversion to monogamy as well.