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Movie Review Monday

No Strings Attached (2011)

This movie was somewhere in the middle of the road. I've seen worse, and I've seen better. Maybe I was just tired.

The story is about Emma and Adam, two people who met when they were 14 at a summer camp. They've had some chance encounters for the next few years, then the finally become "friends with benefits." They lay certain ground rules, but break them. I'm not ruining anything by telling you that by the end of the film, they get together (if you didn't already know this, you have no idea how formulas in genres work).

It was a romantic comedy without the comedy. I chuckled at a few things, but it wasn't overly funny. Emma's character was very emotionally distant, and it took her longer to fall in love with Adam, who was a very nice guy and prone to his emotions. It basically reversed the role of men and women. I would say that was refreshing, but it wasn't. They fell back into their respective stereotypes by the end.

If you're into romantic comedies, you'll probably like this movie. It's not really my genre, but I do like to watch them for a change of pace. If you really have nothing else to kill 2 hours with, watch this movie. If you have an older film that you enjoy, you might watch that instead!