Emma leads Adam to her bedroom to retrieve his pants, where the two of them wind up having sex

Emma leads Adam to her bedroom to retrieve his pants, where the two of them wind up having sex

Emma leads Adam to her bedroom to retrieve his pants, where the two of them wind up having sex

No Strings Attached is a 2011 American romantic comedy film starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. The film is directed by Ivan Reitman and is about two friends, Emma (Portman) and Adam (Kutcher), who decide to make a pact to have “no strings attached” casual sex without falling in love with each other. The film was released in the United States and Canada on .


  • 1 Plot
  • 2 Cast
  • 3 Production
  • 4 Release
  • 4.1 Theatrical run
  • 4.2 Home media
  • 5 Reception
  • 6 Music
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

No Strings Attached (film)

Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) initially meet as teenagers at summer camp. They meet again ten years later at a party at the University of Michigan, where Adam is a student and Emma is visiting for her father’s funeral in Ann Arbor. A year later, Emma and Adam have another fortuitous meeting while at a farmer’s market in Los Angeles, where Emma has just become a resident at a local hospital and Adam is a production assistant for Secret High, a music TV-show, with aspirations of becoming a staff writer for the show. Adam takes down Emma’s phone number, but the two don’t have contact again for another year.

Now a year later, Adam becomes distraught when he learns that his eccentric father (Kevin Kline)-who used to be the star of a TV show called Great Scott-is having a relationship with Adam’s ex-girlfriend Vanessa (Ophelia Lovibond). Determined to “get back on the wagon”, Adam starts calling every woman in his cell phone. The next day, he wakes up after a drunken night to find out that he text-messaged Emma and came to the home she shares with some other residents, including her best friend Patrice (Greta Gerwig).

Because of both her belief that �no two people were meant to be together forever’ and the pressures of her job, Emma 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 starts becoming jealous of the possibility of Emma being with another d starts presenting her with gifts, which she rebuffs.

Adam becomes more distraught when his father asks him to dinner with Vanessa on Adam’s birthday, where they announce that they’re planning to have a baby together. Emma, who accompanied Adam to the dinner, berates the couple while defending Adam. Adam eventually convinces her to go out with him on a date on Valentine’s Day. 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’. Adam drops Emma off at her use a link hospital and drives off.

Six weeks later, a script Adam had written for his show and submitted through Lucy (Lake Bell), the production assistant on the show, is being filmed, and Adam gets a writing job on the show. Emma, meanwhile, has become distr, which is compounded by her younger sister Katie’s (Olivia Thirlby) upcoming wedding the next day and her widowed mother (Talia Balsam) arriving with a new boyfriend.

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 the wedding.

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