Going in, you know what you’re going to get

Going in, you know what you’re going to get No Strings Attached fits into the romantic comedy category of sex-partners who violate their “no emotions involved” agreement and fall for each other Romantic comedies are a little like junk food: they’re not healthy or sophisticated but, when made right, there’s something addictive about their tasty familiarity. There are no surprises, nasty or otherwise. The guy will capture the girl’s heart (or vice versa) and the courtship rhythms are pre-ordained. The story is so familiar that it’s like watching a re-run of something you have seen before but with different actors, a different locale, and (if you’re lucky) a few new twists. Romantic comedies are popular because they are non-threatening and offer wish fulfillment. Failed examples typically don’t work because the screenplay isn’t sufficiently focused on the romance or because the leads are mis-matched. “Chemistry” is an overused term in the film industry, but it is, without question, the #1 factor in determining the effectiveness of a motion picture residing in this genre. No Strings Attached, Natalie Portman’s follow-up to her likely Oscar nominated role in Black Swan, falls into the competent-but-not-terrific category. It does most of the romantic comedy things right, including offering occasional laughs, providing a host of annoying and/or pointless secondary characters, and saving declarations of love for the last act, even though it’s clear the feelings exist long before they are voiced. Kristina MurrayKristina Murray extensive work experience that varies from programming to PR, I have come to learn that my passion is in digital transformations, digital business development and digital strategy. The analysis of data to improve an online position for any company is what drives me. – Digital Business Development / Strategy – Social networking strategy. – Digital advertising – E-Comercio

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