Saturday, February 5, 2011

No Strings Attached Gets Ashton Kutcher, Natalie Portman's Quirks On

No Strings Attached is a quirky little chick flick that falls a little flat sometimes, but like its lead actor Ashton Kutcher, has a mostly good heart that ultimately is a winner.

The movie's plot seems to be drawn somewhat from Kutcher's own life. When he was a student at the University of Iowa, he woke up many times not knowing what he had done the night before.

It's a little raunchy and sometimes tries too hard to be quirky, but Kutcher and Natalie Portman have nice chemistry. So while supporting players like Kevin Kline see their talent a little wasted, the fact that we always get to come back to the leads is comforting. Good soundtrack too, including Bishop Allen, Elvis, and Color Me Badd.

*** out of ***** stars

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