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"No Strings Attached" - Movie Review - Remaining Completely Emotionless Is Not Possible

Updated on February 5, 2014

No Strings Attached


Remaining Completely Emotionless Is Not Possible

Friends with benefits? Unattached sex? Many people think being completely emotionless is better than including emotions. Depending on how you look at it, it may or may not be better at first. Eventually, at least one person ends up feeling something. Most of the time it doesn't work out, where very rarely it does. "No Strings Attached" is about exactly that concept.

The movie "No Strings Attached" is about two friends, Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher), who decide to just have sex without involving dates and emotions. Emma is not the typical girl though as she appears to be emotionless, and Adam is not the typical guy as he is the more emotional one.

Even though this movie goes against some stereotypes for a female and a male, there are still some ways the characters follow the gender roles. The way they communicate about their situation to other people of their same gender. When Adam and his male friends talk about the situation, they are straight to the point with very little emotion. When Emma and her sister talk about the situation, there's a lot of emotion, which shows underneath it all, Emma is more emotional than she appears to be.

The script was brilliantly written and directed and shows that people don't always follow the stereotypes. It's witty and funny, keeping the laughs rolling out throughout the entire movie. Though it does show that no matter what, being completely emotionless is not possible. Eventually, at least one person ends up with some degree of emotions and want more. In this case, this movie, they both do, which rarely happens.

People cannot stay stagnant in that type of relationship forever; either you stop and move on or decide to be together completely. This movie greatly shows that idea and the grade I would give this movie is an A.

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© 2011 Alyssa Scheidemann


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      Steven Escareno 

      7 years ago

      Although I can't say I agree with you about this movie, as i felt some of the dialogue was horrible, and I didn't buy into the chemistry that Kutcher and Portman had in this movie. However, i still thought it was okay. Not great, but it could've been worse too. Anyway, thanks for writing this alyssa, as i enjoyed reading your thoughts on this movie. To be honest, I agree with you that the whole "friends with benefits" scenario never usually works out. Sure, there are some people that can do that, but most of us tend to want something more over time. Of course, that's just me.


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