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''No Strings Attached'' is a 2011 romantic comedy directed by Ivan Reitman (''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''{{Dave}}'') and written by Elizabeth Meriwether. The story is about two longtime friends, Emma (NataliePortman) and Adam ([[That70sShow Ashton Kutcher]]) who decide to become FriendsWithBenefits.
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!!This film provides examples of:

* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Emma]] does this at the end of the film.
* AnythingThatMoves: Adam's dad, Alvin.
* BetaCouple: Patrice and Eli, shown having a normal courtship and relationship in contrast to Emma and Adam.
* BlackBestFriend: Wallace, the man who had the bar.
* CatchPhrase: In-universe example, Adam's Dad was once the star of a fictional comedy show called ''Great Scott''. Thus everywhere he went, everyone asks him to say "Great Scott!" for them.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Emma is vehement in being cold and distant to Adam, but the more time she spends with him, the more she realizes that isn't who she wants to be all the time.
* DuelingMovies: ''Film/FriendsWithBenefits'' runs an incredibly similar plot to this film as you might have guessed, releasing six months after this one. And for an added bonus, the female lead of that movie is Natalie Portman's ''BlackSwan'' co-star, MilaKunis, who also played Aston Kutcher's girlfriend on ''That70sShow'' (and following Kutcher's divorce, he and Kunis would date in real life). The male lead, JustinTimberlake used to be in Music/{{NSYNC}}, which once released an album called ''No Strings Attached''.
* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: Played straight from the first scene to the closing credits.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Natalie Portman spoke in one interview that studio execs refused to let her improvise anything. The thinking was since she's mostly been in drama films, [[InsaneTrollLogic she wouldn't know how to be funny]]; despite the fact that she appeared on ''SaturdayNightLive'' once, and her role in ''GardenState'' was comedic. Natalie only got one improvised moment in (the bit with the 3D Glasses), and it's possibly one of the film's [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funniest moments]].
* FanService: Literally one second of Natalie Portman's butt.
** Plus several minutes of [[FanService Man Service]] with Ashton Kutcher in nothing but a tiny towel covering him up as well as close up of his butt. Even one of [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Emma's friends were impressed]].
* FriendsWithBenefits
* TheFunInFuneral: Emma hinted with Adam about going with her to something stupid the day before. [[BlackComedy So he shows up in a Michigan bright yellow hoodie and shorts to her dad's funeral.]]
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Two lesbians fall in love right in front of Adam and start making out right on top of him. He even takes the time to put his head in between the two to take a picture to [[spoiler: [[ThreeWaySex make it look like he's having a threesome since Emma refuses to have sex with him unless he does it with someone else]]]].
* GoldDigger: Vanessa, after she and Adam broke up. [[spoiler:She cheated on him with his dad and told him straight up that she wanted to marry, have a baby and thus become Adam's stepmom. Thankfully, this plan was adverted at the end of the film.]]
* HappyBirthdayToYou: Adam's dad composes an original birthday song for him.
* [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Daddies]]: Played straight with one of Adam's best friends.
* HospitalHottie: Emma.
* IntertwinedFingers: Emma and Adam do this in the very last scene.
* LoveFatherLoveSon: Adam's father keeps dating his ex-girlfriends/women who fell for him.
* MoodWhiplash: A big one when [[spoiler: Adam confesses that he loves Emma and she responds by ''repeatedly punching him in full view of public.'' A police officer has to come by and break them up.]]
* NakedFirstImpression: Adam, after a day of drinking away his sorrows [[spoiler: he finds himself on the couch where Emma and her three friends stay at with only a [[ModestyTowel hand towel]] over his ''area''.]] Even better, according to Emma, [[spoiler: he threw off all his clothes and danced around, waving his penis around the night before.]]
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: In-universe and played straight. Everyone loves Alvin, but in real life, he treats his son Adam like crap like [[spoiler: dating his ex-girlfriend Vanessa]].
* NoSocialSkills: Lucy. Dear God, ''Lucy.''
* OneHeadTaller: Adam and Emma (Ashton Kutcher is 6'2,5, Natalie Portman is 5'3).
** They even [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this at one point.
* PairTheSpares: All the secondary characters are matched up in a montage over the end credits. [[SexualKarma Except Vanessa]].
* ProductPlacement: Adam and Emma proudly use Trojan condoms. And iPhones.
* RomanticRunnerUp: Lucy.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Emma and her fellow hospital coworkers/friends use these in quite a few jokes. Anytime Adam tries the same thing for them, they always accuse him of ''[[{{Wikipedia}} looking it up]]'' to which he humbly acknowledges so.
* [[GoodTimesMontage Sex Montage]]: Watch Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman merrily get it on all over the place with background music!
* ShoutOut: Adam writes a script for a [[{{Glee}} musical high-school set TV show]] (he describes it as "teenagers singing about homework").
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Emma drunkenly throwing two girls out of Adam's house.
-->You look like a pumpkin, bitch!
* AThreesomeIsHot: Zigzagged. Initially two girls fall in love sitting on either side of Adam, and he just looks like he's caught in their moment. Then he takes them back to his place but when he goes in for a kiss one of them pushes him away. All of this only to serves to reinforce Emma's jealousy of course and leads to a CrowningMomentOfFunny as she drunkenly kicks them out of his house.
* WildTeenParty: In the beginning at the UsefulNotes/UniversityOfMichigan, where plenty of people are having sex with Anything That Moves.
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