No Strings Attached

Theatrical Release: January 21, 2011
No Strings Attached
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Synopsis

A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it’s not long before they learn that they want something more.

Dove Review

As far as we’re concerned from a family perspective, this film places the proverbial cart before the horse. A guy named Adam (Ashton Kutcher) and a girl named Emma (Natalie Portman) decide to base a relationship entirely on sex and it is only later that they actually experience a first date and then fall in love. Adam is the first one to realize that he enjoys Emma’s company a lot. She’s quite a woman, a doctor who is beautiful and smart. She notices little things about him too. He is happy all the time and knows how to compliment her.

The movie contains a few laughs but really not that many. It is based primarily on the topic of sex as its main focus and there are a lot of scenes of the couple getting ready to have sex, having sex or just finishing the act. There are many frank sexual comments and innuendos as well and a scene of two women who kiss. There is also brief rear male nudity and partial rear female nudity. Due to the heavy content we cannot award this movie our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Sex: A lot of sex scenes showing the couple about to have sex, having sex and finishing the act; couples kissing passionately and making out; the mention of a condom; groans from a man and woman as they are having sex; a man's hand is seen on woman's rear; two women kiss; two men are seen as a man's two "dads", a homosexual couple.
Language: Strong language throughout including the F bomb being used a lot and in a sexual manner; biblical profanity and sexual slang and several mentions of the male organ.
Violence: A man punches his dad in the stomach and hits him again for taking up with his ex-girlfriend.
Drugs: A lot of drinking scenes including drinking beer and wine; a marijuana cigarette is rolled and smoked; talk of taking drugs and getting high; talk of mushrooms making one high; cigarette smoking in one scene.
Nudity: Rear male nudity; partial rear female nudity; man totally naked except for covering his private area with a towel; cleavage; shirtless men; a few women seen in bra and panties.
Other: The topic of death is briefly utilized in the film; a man's father goes out with his ex-girlfriends; a couple bases their entire relationship on sex.

Info

Company: Paramount
Director: Ivan Reitman
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 108 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter