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No Strings Attached

Published June 12, 2021

No Strings Attached

Film info

  • Title No Strings Attached
  • Director Ivan Reitman
  • Year 2011
  • Run time 1hr 47m
  • Genres Romance, Comedy
  • Tagline Friendship has its benefits

In this comedy, Emma and Adam 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 question becomes - who's going to fall first? And can their friendship survive?

Live blog

TimeComment
4:29That is a properly giant foam finger.
5:06“Sometimes my neck gets sore… because my brain’s so big.”
14:24That weird weed voice where you don’t want to inhale or exhale but are still talking.
22:36“Did I tell you in a charming way?' “Yea, you were naked and crying.”
29:28The congrats balloon is so cocky!
36:57Sex montage.
43:24Yea, cupcakes will pretty much guarantee you entry anywhere.
44:38Period playlist is the best! Also the worst!
53:53Haha, taxi driver needs a bit more info.
58:45“Happy Birthday, we’re so proud of you.” For having a birthday?
1:06:35No flowers but carrots, also adorable.
1:11:47“You fight like a hamster.”
1:22:10Tall and happy. Not the best description.
1:32:26So Vanessa is the actual worst.
1:35:23“We don’t get to pick who we fall in love with, and it never happens like it should.”
1:39:12“You eat like a baby dinosaur.”

Thoughts

It’s worth saying that this movie was just what we needed after a long day, so it was well received, but that doesn’t mean it was actually a good film. There’s a great cast, and some great chemistry, but ultimately it was quite predictable and very slushy in places. I did like some of the quirks, the period mix and the carrots, and the burgeoning relationship of Patrice and Eli was adorable. But overall it was just medium good.

Rating: 3 / 5

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