Tuesday, June 28, 2011

No Strings Attached - Movie Review

No Strings Attached is a lighthearted romcom starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. With almost no substance in the film, we ask the question: Why did Portman take this role? The fact that NSA is her first movie after Black Swan makes you wonder if that was the peak of her career. This is not to say that her acting or the movie is bad, just that everybody was expecting more from her.

The story revolves around Adam (Kutcher) and Emma (Portman). They meet at summer camp when they are children, and then reunite as adults. Emma, being a surgeon, has no time for relationships and so makes a deal with Adam that they would have a no-strings-attached, friends-with-benefits sort of a relationship. What follows is a series of events which leads to (shocker!) them starting to have feelings for one another.

The plot of the movie is highly predictable. The dialogue is pretty good though. It will elicit a chuckle from you here and there. There aren’t any really corny scenes or dialogues. Decent performances are seen from both the leads. Yes, both. Even Kutcher doesn’t disappoint. Some say to the contrary, but that’s only because of a deep rooted hatred for Kutcher, himself. Not because he can’t act. The supporting cast, however, leaves something to be desired. On the whole, No Strings Attached is a nice but very forgettable movie. If you’re looking for an intelligent movie, that would baffle your mind, DO NOT watch this. However, if you’re looking for a movie that doesn’t require your full concentration to just pass some time or are a fan of romcoms, I’d say this is the one for you.