Ivan Reitman’s ‘No Strings Attached’ Trailer

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Ghostbusters fans itching for a sneak peek at whether or not the original film’s director, Ivan Reitman, still has the chops to make quality cinematic art in time for Ghostbusters 3, look no further.

The trailer for his latest, a romantic-comedy called No Strings Attached, starring the ever-lovable Ashton Kutcher (Valentine’s Day) and the ever-beautiful Natalie Portman (Thor) is here.

The trailer comes courtesy of Moviefone. Strap in for perhaps the wildest, most romantic, and most comedic ride of your life (Note: I am being somewhat sarcastic here).

This movie has all the hallmarks of every single other movie in the genre ever made. You’ve got the protagonist played by Ashton Kutcher—a lovable loser who just wants to be loved. You’ve got the protagonist’s really attractive best friend played by Natalie Portman—who, naturally, becomes more than just a best friend. You’ve got the wise-cracking male buddies—who, instead of providing wisdom, provide a wide array of hilarities. You’ve got the girlfriend’s best friend—who, instead of providing hilarities, provides wisdom. I know what you’re thinking: This movie has everything!

Check out the trailer for No Strings Attached below:

Fortunately, Ivan Reitman is not entirely unfamiliar with the romantic-comedy genre. After all, his Dave, which was actually pretty good, was a rom-com about the President of the United States falling in love with Sigourney Weaver (more or less).

Then again, he was also responsible for Six Days/Seven Nights and My Super Ex-Girlfriend, both of which I’ve tried, and apparently failed, to erase from my memory.

Then there’s the old pro, Ashton Kutcher, whose track record, with regard to quality rom-coms (Just Married, My Boss’s Daughter, Guess Who, A Lot Like Love, What Happens in Vegas, Valentine’s Day, and Killers), is currently at zero for seven. Regardless of how good Natalie Portman’s track record is, what are the odds that No Strings is going to be the movie that breaks free from the Ashton Kutcher curse?

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Can Reitman get it right with 'No Strings Attached'

I’ve heard that this movie depicts incredible chemistry between Kutcher and Portman. I’m sorry, but…what? Where? Who? Huh? As far as I could tell, both actors seemed like empty shells of human beings just haphazardly rubbing up against each other because that’s what the screenplay called for.

Honestly, I would love nothing more than for an Ivan Reitman movie to blow my mind or, at the very least, entertain me for an hour-and-a-half. My fingers are crossed that the latter will be the case for No Strings, but my hopes, nevertheless, are way down.

Which isn’t to say that I wouldn’t be happy to see Reitman direct Ghostbusters 3. After all, as with most things, the quality of that movie depends far more on its screenplay and cast than it does its director.

No Strings Attached hits theaters January 21st, 2010. I’ll see you guys at the midnight showing.

Source: Moviefone

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  1. UGH…Kutcher=fail.

    • Agreed Anthony

  2. Ivan Reitman has absolutely gone down in my estimation. He’s taken an idea that almost every sitcom has tackled and executed it in the most boring, predictable way. It’s a far cry from Ghostbusters.

  3. Ivan won’t return to form until Ghostbusters 3 comes to fruition.

  4. This looks pathetic.

  5. What in the world possessed Natalie Portman to do this?????

  6. well Ashton Kutcher has done some good movies,

    and Ivan Reitman deserves at least a second chance after giving us classics, even though he hasnt done anything good since Ghostbusters.

    and i’m in love with Natalie Portman

    so i’ll wait til full reviews of this movie or just watch in on tv in a year. i’m not expecting much but i will give it a chance

    • Wait…Ashton Kutcher has done some good movies???

      • nowheredan…yeah..’splain that one. Everything the guy touches turns to crap.

  7. “Bobby” & “The Butterfly Effect”

    and i didnt like “Dude Wheres My Car” but i know a lot of guys who say that they liked it.

    also lets not forget “Thats ’70s Show”

    • That 70’s Show wasn’t a movie. Those movies you mentioned=TERRIBLE

      • butterfly effect is kind of a guilty pleasure of mine. outside of that, I haven’t like anything he has done and always felt he was overrated

        • You know I kind of always liked Butterfly effect as well. I hate everything he has done in movies except butterfly which I enjoyed it could of been better with out him though.

  8. Why is Portman in this?

    Maybe she can pull a Bullock(not a fan) and make a horrible romcom but win the oscar for Black Swan.

    I recently saw Kutcher’s search & rescue movie on tv and couldn’t bear to watch the whole thing.(at least he’s got Demi)

  9. This looks like run-of-the-mill movie. Ashton keeps acting like he’s still in That 70s Show which I liked a lot but he hasn’t grown as an actor. Natalie Portman should not be in silly rom-com…she’s not funny. Too nervous and uncomfortable in her own body. She’s good in serious roles. she was great in Brothers which hardly anyone saw but all the actors were excellent in it. I like rom-coms so I may see it.