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Old 11-04-10, 09:13 PM
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No Strings Attached (D: Ivan Reitman), Kutcher & Portman rom-com

So we have IVAN Reitman, who hasn't directed a hit movie in a looooong time (his last effort being 2006's fairly panned My Super Ex-Girlfriend), a writer who has never before penned a screenplay for a feature-length film and....Ashton Kutcher.

What could possibly go wrong???

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But it also has Portman. So is she just cashing in or was there something genuinely remarkable that she saw in this project. The trailer looks pretty silly and clichéd.

It also features Cary Elwes, Olivia Thirlby, Greta Gerwig and Kevin Kline.
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Re: No Strings Attached (Reitman), Kutcher & Portman rom-com

Ivan or Jason?
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Ivan or Jason?
Too late to fix the title. I did my best with the first post.

Oh, is this the new "Nitpicking Groucho?"
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Just seemed odd that Jason Reitman would be directing an Ashton Kutcher movie right after two Oscar nominated flicks in a row. Whew.
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Re: No Strings Attached (Reitman), Kutcher & Portman rom-com

Speaking of Jasons... I think Jason Segal would've been a lot more fun in the lead role instead of Ashton Kutcher.
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The January release date is another sign of a dud. I guess Natalie Portman had some big bills to pay. Those indies don't pay well!
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I'm surprised Natalie Portman signed on for what looks like a shitty rom com.

Doesn't she realize she's taking work away from Katherine Heigl?
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Re: No Strings Attached (Reitman), Kutcher & Portman rom-com

Looks like Ludacris is in here too.
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Ivan Reitman and Ashton Kutcher? A rom-com?



You couldn't pay me to watch this.
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Re: No Strings Attached (Reitman), Kutcher & Portman rom-com

according to IMDB, it's just called "No Strings"...let's not forget that this is a January release.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1411238/
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Re: No Strings Attached (Reitman), Kutcher & Portman rom-com

Originally Posted by amd555 View Post
according to IMDB, it's just called "No Strings"...let's not forget that this is a January release.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1411238/
Regarding the title, I am inclined to believe the official trailer.

As for the release date, let's not forget that this film prominently features Ashton Kutcher. I think it is best for all concerned to forget it is being released at all.
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Re: No Strings Attached (Reitman), Kutcher & Portman rom-com

More than anything, I think it looks leagues better than the trailer for My Super Ex-Girlfriend. Even in the span of a 1-and-a-half-minute trailer, I remember thinking MSEG looked like it was directed by someone who might be going senile. The shots seemed poorly framed, the editing was sloppy...it was kind of horrifying, for someone who grew up on Ghostbusters.

In any case, I can't say I laughed, but it looks pleasant enough to me. Even Kutcher looks like he's dialed down his schmucky smarm enough to be a reasonable lead. Then again, Natalie Portman could charm me without batting an eyelash, so I may be biased.
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Fingers crossed...I'm always pulling for Ivan Reitman. I think his last great movie was 'Dave'...so maybe having Kevin Kline also in this too is promising (hopefully for more than just a cameo).
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Re: No Strings Attached (Reitman), Kutcher & Portman rom-com

I hope Jason Reitman directs GB3 if it happens.

As for this, I won't watch Ashton Kutcher in anything, ever again.
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Re: No Strings Attached (Reitman), Kutcher & Portman rom-com

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I hope Jason Reitman directs GB3 if it happens.
Jason has emphatically stated that he does not want to follow in his father's footsteps in that particular regard.
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Re: No Strings Attached (Reitman), Kutcher & Portman rom-com

Could the marketing for this movie be ANY MORE FUCKING ANNOYING? It's so incredibly pathetic to see Portman and Kutcher sitting on a couch, pleading with America to waste money on seeing their bland, utterly generic pile of excrement.
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Haven't seen that ad yet. I love how many critics pin this movies greatest failing as Ashton Kutcher.
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Even if the movie sucks it's always nice to see Nataile in her bra and panties
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I hope this movie doesn't ruin Natalie's chance at an Oscar.
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Re: No Strings Attached (Reitman), Kutcher & Portman rom-com

Did Natalie Portman get new representation or something?

First, there's an Ashton Everfucking Kutcher movie, and soon she's costarring in a medieval comedy with that Eastbound and Down douche that also looks like a big wet fart.
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Re: No Strings Attached (Reitman), Kutcher & Portman rom-com

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Did Natalie Portman get new representation or something?

First, there's an Ashton Everfucking Kutcher movie, and soon she's costarring in a medieval comedy with that Eastbound and Down douche that also looks like a big wet fart.
Natalie is looking to do several female lead comedies. I think her new production company is doing one as well.
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...and soon she's costarring in a medieval comedy with that Eastbound and Down douche that also looks like a big wet fart.
I've never really liked McBride (except that he helped bring the Underworld franchise to us), but Your Highness actually looks funny.
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I've never really liked McBride (except that he helped bring the Underworld franchise to us), but Your Highness actually looks funny.
wait what?
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wait what?
He's confusing this Danny McBride with this Danny McBride.

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