Saw No Strings Attached last week which stars Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman and it’s a funny movie. It’s the usual romantic comedy thingy but the mere fact that it’s Ashton and Natalie, you’ll love it more 🙂
Because of both her belief that no two people were meant to be together forever and the pressures of her job, Emma (Natalie Portman) proposes that they have casual sex with each other before setting some ground rules to prevent their relationship from becoming too serious. At first things go well, but then Adam (Ashton Kutcher) starts becoming jealous of the possibility of Emma being with another doctor, Sam. Although denying that he is jealous, Adam starts presenting her with gifts, which she rebuffs. Things come to a head when Emma starts becoming too uncomfortable about being on a date with Adam. Adam tells Emma that he loves her, but she grows angry, telling him he should go out with another woman who ‘isn’t going to hurt you’. After couple of weeks, Emma, has become distraught at not being with Adam. Emma tries calling Adam, but Adam rebuffs her on the phone. Emma realizes she wants to be with him, and drives down to his home. Adam, however, arrives home with Lucy, whom Emma takes to be Adam’s new girlfriend. Emma tearfully starts driving back to her sister’s wedding. When Adam’s father was in the hospital because of having overdosed on Purple Drank, Adam angrily tells Emma that she needs to have the conversation she wants in person – which she does. Adam and Emma eventually reconcile, and after a morning of eating breakfast, they go together to Emma’s sister’s wedding. So there, happy ending 🙂
The funny thing was when Adam’s ex girlfriend, Vanessa whom turned out to be his father’s new girlfriend, confesses that she doesn’t want to be with an older man and that she’s scared of old people and dumps his father. Haha! The story is a little superficial and predictable but I enjoyed it though.
And then I saw this movie the other day, Friends with Benefits which stars my super crush Justin Timberlake and the super hot Mila Kunis. Well, it’s with the same plot as No Strings Attached but this is way sexier and so much funnier.
They became friends when Jamie (Mila Kunis) an Executive Recruiter for a leading job agency has the task of trying to recruit Dylan (Justin Timberlake) to interview for a job with GQ magazine and begin working in New York City. One night while hanging out at Jamie’s apartment watching a romantic comedy they get on the topic of sex and relationships. They come to the conclusion that sex should not come with so many emotional attachments. Both feeling the need for a physical connection they agree to have sex without emotion or commitment involved. After several trysts together Jamie comes to the realization that this isn’t really what she wants, and she would like to start dating again and informs Dylan that they need to stop. Jamie meets Parker and they begin dating. After five dates they consummate their relationship, but the next morning Parker leaves and informs Jamie he really wasn’t looking for anything more. Furious, Jamie tells Parker off, assuring the end of their relationship. Trying to be sympathetic and to help Jamie get over the pain of the situation Dylan suggests she come with him to California over the July 4th weekend while he visits his family. While in California emotional feelings for each other begin to form and they share a passionate kiss, which leads to a night of close intimacy unlike any they had shared before. However, the next day Jamie overhears a conversation between Annie and Dylan indicating he has no real feelings for her. Hurt, she flies back to New York. A few days later Dylan returns to New York trying to reconcile his friendship with Jamie and find out why she has been ignoring him. He finally finds Jamie and she informs him she overheard everything he said and has no interest in maintaining any kind of a friendship with him. Both begin to do some soul-searching trying to come to terms with their feelings about their relationship. Dylan realizes how he feels about Jamie and after a talk with his friend and coworker, Tommy (Woody Harrelson), decides to go after her. He calls Jamie’s mother to set up an excuse to get Jamie to go to Grand Central Station thinking she will be picking her mom up and arranges to have a flash mob scene set up to surprise Jamie at Grand Central. When the moment comes he catches up with Jamie and tells her how he really feels. Surprised and happy by this turn of events Jamie tells him to kiss her. After sharing a kiss Dylan suggests it is time they go on their first real date. They go to the café across the street, and although they attempt to keep the date casual and relaxed, the film ends with them in a sensual embrace and passionate kiss.
The movie was so funny and Justin Timberlake is hot for real, as Mila Kunis is so beautiful. I also love the twist of the story and how Justin made it up with Mila when he was saying sorry, it was really sweet 🙂 2 thumbs up for the writers because it’s not like any other romantic comedies that focuses on the 2 main characters of the movie, there is substance in it. Not to mention that their bed scenes were really smoking hot! Haha! This is my newest favorite movie apart from I so love Justin Timberlake since my highschool days 🙂
There.. obviously, I enjoyed Friends with Benefits more than No Strings attached. Hehe 🙂