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Pick or Pan of the Week: “No Strings Attached”

Pan No Strings AttachedPAN No Strings AttachedA rom-com directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher which tells the tale of two life-long friends, Emma and Adam, who risk spoiling their friendship by knockin’ boots one morning. So, to preserve their friendship, the randy twosome decides to make a string-free, relationship pact, meaning ixnay on all of the jealousy, fighting, mushy-gushy gifties, and ehem, baby talk…definitely no baby talk allowed, only sex.

Now, the obvious question with this set-up is can two people really have sex without love or “feelings” getting in the way? Well, since most rom-coms are generally not known for things like unpredictability or deviation from the norm, let’s just say that No Strings Attached is on a pretty short, genre leash. There are no strings or surprise endings attached with this one.¬†However, the actors are super likable, and they are all very nice to look at. So, if you are a fan of likable, good-looking things, then you might still be able to get something out of ¬†No Strings Attached.

“This is a movie that introduces a very provocative idea, only to progressively water it down until the audience is left with a generic romantic comedy virtually indistinguishable from all the other generic romantic comedies.” ~Mike McGranaghan

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