Somehow, someone got the talented Natalie Portman to star alongside Ashton Kutcher in a romantic comedy. That someone was director Ivan Reitman, and it was for his new film No Strings Attached. Not only does it star Portman and Kutcher, but Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and a couple of people from NBC’s “The Office” are also in it. Take a look…
In the film, Portman and Kutcher’s characters are best friends who decide to embark on a relationship of casual sex. Their friends with benefits plan gets a little complicated when one of them starts to fall in love with the other and yearns for a real relationship. From the beginning you could tell that this plan was a recipe for disaster but sometimes you have to let people find out for themselves.
This is surprisingly funny. We were not expecting this to be interesting or refreshing at all and its both of those things. Even though Kutcher’s not the best actor in the world he’s always been good at doing comedy, so he’s sticking with his strengths here. And it’s great to see Portman do something a little lighter that still allows her to be independent. We’re actually intrigued by this.
No Strings Attached opens in theaters on January 21, 2011.
What do you think of the first trailer for No Strings Attached?