Much to my surprise, NO strings woman 60 looking young man attached has put an end to that desert of emotion.
While not a perfect film, and not the best romantic comedy in history, NO strings attached is a change of pace that reminds me the genre is anything but dead or cliche past the point of return.Review : Its been awhile since Ive seen a new romantic comedy that I could watch - nay endure.For me, as a woman, it was satisfying and heart-warming to finally watch a rom-com that was sympathetic to women and the way we view relationships, which is not how 80 percent of rom-coms like to think we do - and yes, plenty of female.You can only have career success or a man to love).Overall, NO strings attached is a decent romantic comedy, although it lacks the key ingredient all rom-coms require- chemistry between the two leads.Sure, you quickly and rightly suspect that stars Natalie Portman (Emma) and Ashton Kutcher (Adam) will end up together, but the movie makes up for any predictability by adding a dash of realism that calls the genre on its propensity.s.Im sure the idea of pairing Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman is a rom-com might have seemed less odd pre-black swan, but coming hot on its heels, it seemed like an odd follow-up vehicle.Kutchers taken a lot of flack over the past couple of years, with him being responsible for a never-ending stream of shitty movies in the past few years, including the unfathomably bad killers.
With that being said, I also feel that in light of all of the major reviews, it has been extremely overrated.
Adam isnt a man-child that Emma has to babysit for the rest of her life?
Cast: Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Zoe Kravitz, January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Caleb Landry Jones, Lucas Till, Edi Gathegi, Jason Flemyng, Rose Byrne.
If you dont know, you havent seen many movies.
Sometimes I felt that NO strings attached pulled a few of its punches, stopping just short of being the movie it could be in the first half.
Its hard not to feel like, halfway through the film, you really are watching two people fall in love, or rather try not to, thanks to the pairs budding chemistry.
Hes totally outclassed by Portman, making their pairing even stranger.No matter how talented your leads are, chemistry is unpredictable, and Kutcher and Portman, both of whom are fine (with Portman showing off some nice comedic chops but the two just dont generate any heat.As for Kutcher, hes charmingly likable without coming off as too-stupid-to-live or too-douchey-to-date.Tired of the rom-com staple of a leading lady who must choose between her job and love because her workaholic ways keep her from realizing that her ladyparts need some attention of their own?This is in no way, shape or form the case, and perhaps, why I didn't enjoy the film as much as I could have.
Though, I'm not saying that I didn't enjoy the film on many levels.
Still, it was great to see a film that was fun, funny, and feminist.
Theyre just two normal people dealing with love and how terrifying it is, while the laughs come from their reactions and interactions with friends.