Not to be confused with the Justin Timberlake/Mila Kunis film Friends With Benefits (or the 2000 *NSYNC album), No Strings Attached stars Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman as longtime friends who start sleeping together with — as you can infer from the title — no commitment. Didn't we all learn in college that this is a very, very bad idea? Things of course get messy once he starts falling for her.
Even without seeing the trailer, it's easy to predict where the film is headed. But regardless, it still looks much better than I expected. Kutcher is toned down here (think more A Lot Like Love than Just Married), and I do kind of revel in the fact that it's him who gets attached at first instead of Portman's character. We'll have to wait until Jan. 21 for the movie to come to theaters, but watch the preview now when you
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