No Strings Attached
No Strings Attached was surprisingly fun, and had some really entertaining moments. I went in with pretty unclear expectations about the movie, and was surprised to see a romantic comedy which was not the standard fare. Natalie Portman’s character (Emma) was fun and sweet, despite a bit of an edge which slowly wears down throughout the movie.The beginning of the movie sets a pretty fun tone which continues throughout, with young Adam (Ashton) and Emmna (Natalie) set to some great 80s music, then continuing to a frat party which leads to a surprisingly funny funeral scene. Setting the backdrop for a pretty funny story of “how did you meet” leads into something where we see them cross paths again “today” after Adam’s breakup with a bubble-headed girl who comes back to haunt him.
Kevin Klein as the Dad who used to be a famous actor is entertaining, who cares in the “I can spare you some time” type of way. Adam’s job on set of a “Glee”-like television show adds some entertaining characters. Add in some baby doctors from the hospital where Emma works, and this leads to a pretty entertaining cast to support the story of these two characters.
The story is decently written, but its really the characters who keep this fun. I particularly enjoyed the side story of the friends who form a bond alongside Emma and Adam. This movie is definitely worth watching.
- Adam’s Friends, with “helpful” comments.
- Chemistry between Adam and Emma.
- Kevin Klein
- Vanessa – the bubble headed ex-girlfriend.