Oh to catch this on E! in a Quality Inn only to see a comically underutilized Greta Gerwig. Lake Bell and Mindy Kaling also get robbed. The male supporting cast totally sucks, the exception being Kevin Klein, but his character is so poorly written it might as well be an awful performance. You never buy the flat-as-hell premise mainly cuz Kutcher and Portman have good chemistry, which is nice. Still, A V E R A G E.
Charming. No, really. Really, I'm not kidding. Deep no, charming yes. Natalie Portman an engaging, funny, sexy lead here and Ashton better than usual. Greta Gerwig wasted here but leads really do have great chemistry. Often funny but really just elevated by such charismatic performances.
Can't I ask for an easy movie night at my place? Just to enjoy some kettle popcorn and a meaningless smile after a simple movie? I have to thank this movie for giving me just that. Nothing challenging or different about the script, lead actors being gorgeous, lead actresses being beautiful without any expectation for a big performance and of course strong supporting actors/actresses to spice things up. Treat yourself
Despite being anchored by a solid performance from Natalie Portman, this movie is too unbalanced to work out. Ashton Kutcher proves once again his inability to take on more mature roles than those he had early in his career and the script is way too déjà vu to be even the slightest bit convincing. None of the characters feel remotely human and neither do the dialogues, making No Strings Attached a film to forget.
I hate this movie with every fiber of my being. If I don't sell a screenplay by the time I'm 40 I'm just going to steal a copy of this movie from the bargain bin at Walgreens, break it in half and then use one side to cut my dick off and the other side to cut my throat from ear to ear. Fuck everything about this movie.