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No Strings Attached [2011]

Lots of dressing/undressing in this film.

My first reaction upon seeing the movie poster for the first time on the subway platform was an audible “What the fuck?!” The cover looks like a parody of a bad romance comedy, with a bare legged Natalie Portman smiling plasticly as she stands next to a bed on which sits a chipper-looking Ashton Kutcher, nearly as tall as his standing co-star while sitting, both of them cheerfully getting dressed. Well, you can’t judge a film by its cover (the darkly stellar Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead springs to mind), and in the case of No Strings Attached, this lighthearted rom-com, with its strong cast and interesting characters, is good for a few laughs, while avoiding the common pitfalls of this genre–well, some, at least. Continue reading

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