Review: Natalie Portman sparkles in ‘No Strings connected’ romantic comedy

02 Мар 2021

Review: Natalie Portman sparkles in ‘No Strings connected’ romantic comedy

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IVAN REITMAN — whose directing job (“Ghostbusters”) can be so long into the enamel which he really possesses son, Jason, directing Oscar-worthy comedies — has their outing that is best in decades with “No Strings connected,” an amusing flip regarding the “friends with benefits” sex-leads-to-love romantic comedy formula.

It’s a film taking advantage of another gleaming, sexy and emotionally available performance by Natalie Portman, some clever turns in circumstances and witty banter that is not timid about crossing over into “Hangover”-level raunchy.

Elizabeth Meriwether’s script has that “(500) times of Summer” gimmick, telling this couple’s tale in clumps more than a period that is 15-year. Super-smart Emma met hunky-needy Adam at summer time camp long ago whenever, as well as possessed a momentary fling. A decade later on, they meet once again and pretty, flirty Emma (Portman) invites Adam to “this thing” she's to visit. It’s her dad’s funeral. But dopey-handsome Adam (Ashton Kutcher, never cast against type) does not hear the “She’s take off from her emotions” warning bells, even if she confesses, “If you’re lucky, you’re never ever likely to see me once more.”

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