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Film Review: No Strings Attached

 

After watching the trailer for this I was quite excited to see this movie. At first it just seemed like a movie about two people who were ‘Friends with Benefits’ but then their feelings develop into something real. It is quite unpredictable and predictable at the same time because you know what the ending is but you’re not sure how they’re going to get there.

This movie is different because it’s not the guy with the commitment issues, it’s the girl. It shows that women don’t need men to feel good about themselves as Emma (Portman) is an independent woman who thinks that she doesn’t need a relationship with a guy. At first both Emma (Portman) and Adam (Kutcher) use each other for sex but then they both realise that they have stronger feelings for each other and are falling for each other. However, head-strong Emma refuses to admit this, thereby breaking Adam’s heart. After a period of separation Emma finally realises that she needs Adam because she is in love with him and she finally admits her true feelings. They get together (officially) and all is well.

 

This is one of the best rom-coms I’ve ever seen because it’s different. The plot-line is unusual but it still gives you that warm fuzzy lovey-dovey feeling. I highly recommend it because both actors are great, it is incredibly funny and this film is unique. If you’re bored of rom-coms because you think they’re all predictable and are the same then watch ‘No Strings Attached’ because it changes the stereotype of the romantic comedy. It shows that sometimes women are the stronger ones in the relationship and struggle with their feelings. It is fresh and new, watch it!

 

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1 Comment

  1. CrazyCris
    15th April 2011 / 2:11 PM

    Dang! I think I missed this one… wanted to see it but was unable to make it to the movies this past month. I wonder if it's still out…

    Nathalie Portman is great… so any rom-com issues I might have had I was willing to put aside for a second…

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