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No Strings Attached [2011] [R] - 8.3.6



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher star as two friends who reconnect, and decide to make their sexual relationship strictly physical. But they discover that it isn't as easy as they thought it would be. Also with Kevin Kline, Cary Elwes, Greta Gerwig, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Mindy Kaling. Directed by Ivan Reitman. [1:50]

SEX/NUDITY 8 - A shirtless man and a woman wearing a robe kiss, the man opens the woman's robe (we see her underwear and bra), they lie down on a bed and continue to kiss passionately, the woman interrupts, hands the man a condom and offers to help him put it on, he declines, gets on top of her and thrusts; they both moan and the man says, "We're having sex."
 On multiple occasions, a man and a woman are seen engaging in sex in various positions and locations and on multiple occasions it is implied that a man and a woman have just concluded having sex: A woman takes off her shirt (we see her bare torso and bra) and a man pushes her against a wall as he kisses her passionately; a shirtless man and a woman lie side by side and it's implied they just had sex; a woman in her bra (her cleavage is visible) lies on top of a man, his shirt is open and it appears that he is not wearing pants as they discuss the man's genitals; a man and a woman kiss and roll around on a bed and over the side; a man and a woman kiss, and the woman is seen on top of the man, straddling him (her bare back is visible and a portion of the man's bare chest); a woman's bare back is visible (she is lying face-down) next to a bare-chested man in bed and they discuss sexual positions; a man is implied to be fully nude as a fully clothed woman blocks his groin area and we see her running her hands up his legs and talking suggestively; and a man knocks on the door of a room where a man and a woman are seen in bed together (they're implied to be nude) and says he cannot enjoy his pornography when he hears "real sex."
 A man and a woman kiss, they sit on a couch, kiss again passionately, the woman puts her leg over the man's lap, she asks him if he wants to take off her shirt, and we see her in her bra (her cleavage and torso are visible and moments later she puts her shirt back on). Two women, one wearing a lace slip and the other wearing revealing lingerie (her cleavage and bare torso are visible) kiss passionately as they lie on a couch; a man watches and tries to lean in to kiss the two women, and one of them pushes him away.
 We hear the song "I Wanna Sex You Up" playing in the background as we see two sets of teenagers kissing passionately. We see a film production set on two occasions where several teenage girls dance wearing crop-top cheerleader uniforms (their torsos are visible) and another shot where we see a teenage boy and a teenage girl kissing.
 A man appears to be fully nude while lying on a sofa: his genitals are covered by a small towel, his bare chest, back and hips are visible, two women and another man wearing a dress tease him, saying they had sex the previous night and a third woman walks into the room. A man, nude and with a small towel covering his genitals, tells several people that he is embarrassed to stand up; they assure him that they are doctors and see male genitalia on a regular basis. A woman tells a fully nude man and several other people that she had gotten a man's genitals out of a water bottle the previous day. A fully nude man stands up and we see his bare back and buttocks for a long time as he walks away while two women clap and a man remarks, "Yeah, I'm gay." A fully nude man with his hand and a small towel covering his genitals (we see his bare back, buttocks and chest) walks into a room where a woman is standing: she tells the man that he had danced, holding his genitals, in front of her the previous night, that she had looked at his genitals as he tried to seduce her and she imitates the dance by swinging her hips around.
 During a raucous party, young women are seen in bras and underwear, dancing suggestively with young men: we see a young woman in a bra sitting on the lap of a man as they kiss passionately, a young woman is seen wearing a pair of short shorts with the word "Whore" written on the back, a young man flirts with a young woman, women and men dance and grind against one another, a young woman tells another young woman that it is a "pajama party" and she should have dressed sexy (we see the woman take off her coat and she is wearing union jack long underwear), and a young man says, "I'd have sex with a pioneer." A shirtless older man, wearing bikini-style swim trunks, is seen working out and his bare chest is visible.
 A woman asks a man if he wants to use each other for sex, the man agrees, and we then see him wearing an open robe (part of his bare chest is visible) and he kisses her. A woman kisses a man and asks if he "wants to get out of there," implying she would like to have sex; the man agrees but the woman runs away before the man comes back. A woman kisses two women on the cheek in greeting.
 A teenage girl places her hand on the back of a teenage boy, the teenage boy asks the teenage girl if he can "finger her," and she says no and changes the subject. Two women look at one another longingly, a man ducks between their faces and they pose for a photo, which he texts to another woman and she looks at it with disgust. A man answers a door, a woman is standing there, and two other women (one in a lingerie slip and the other in her bra and underwear) imply that they think the man is interested in having the woman at the door have sex with them. An older man tells another man (his son) that he is involved in a sexual relationship with his son's ex-girlfriend and a woman walks into the room wearing a bikini (her bare torso and cleavage are visible). A woman takes away a man's cell phone as he tries to show it to two teenage girls, and then tells the man she will smash his phone if he continues taking pictures of his genitals.
 A man tells another man that he and a woman are going to be "sex friends." Three men openly discuss sex and one man tells the other men that he is going to call every woman he knows until one of them agrees to have sex with him. Two men, using crude language, discuss how they think a woman sending a third man a text message means that she wants to have sex with him. A man tells another man that he knows he and a woman are having sex. A man tells two men that he has been instructed to have sex with a stranger, and one of the men tells the man he must go immediately and have sex with a woman because when he is married and having sex with his wife he will regret it. Two men tell another man that he should have sex with a woman. We overhear a man telling two other men that a woman had tried to "hump his leg." A man jokes with a woman that after a date she will rub his genitals "over the pants." A young woman tells a young man that he had tried to "finger her" when they were younger. A young woman jokingly tells her mother that a young man and she had a "one night stand" when they were 14. An older man asks a man (his son), if he is in a sexual relationship with anyone, using crude language to discuss sex acts. Three men discuss how a man's father is engaged in a sexual relationship with the man's former girlfriend; one of the men uses crude language to discuss a sex act and they joke about the man reaching climax. Using crude language, a man tells a woman he would like to have sex with her. A woman asks a man if he had brought her a balloon because they had sex. A woman tells a man that he needs to have sex with another woman and she will have sex with another man. A woman tells a man and a woman that she enjoys having sex with the man's son. A woman tells anther woman that her goal is to "hook up" for the night, says that she wants to have sex and then uses crude language to describe herself and the other woman. An older man tells another man (his son) that he has photographs of his genitals on his cell phone, as well as two other men's genitals. A man tells two men that a television show reminded him of his senior prom, where he received "a hand job on the dance floor." A man tells an older man (his father) and a woman that he and another woman are "sex friends," after the older man tells the man that he and a woman are thinking about having a child. A young woman introduces a young man to another young man saying he is her sister's "lover." A man tells a teenage girl to act "hard to get" and she says that she is easy to get. An older man describes to another man (his son) how he and a woman had been having sex at a festival and the woman describes how she was nude and realized she wanted to have children; the son acts disgusted and the woman he is sitting next to shouts at the older man. A woman answers her phone and shouts at the woman on the other end, "Don't have sex with those two girls!" after being confused as to who was calling her. An older woman tells another woman (her daughter) that a man is an "amazing lover" and the younger woman acts disgusted. A man asks another man if he had sex with a woman, and the man sheepishly says yes. A man and a woman ask a man if he had brought a woman a balloon after having sex with her. Three women and a man discuss how the women are on the same menstrual cycle, a second man then uses scientific terms to explain menstruation and one of the women says, "It's like a crime scene in my pants." A man teases a woman, using anatomical terms to discuss menstruation.
 A man hides a box of condoms from a woman.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man punches the fake wall of a television set, his hand becomes stuck in the drywall and as he tries to pull it out, a board falls and hits him on the head; the man is later seen in a hospital bed and a doctor says that he has sprained his wrist and will need to take a pain killer.
 A man punches an older man (his father) in the stomach, and the older man doubles over in pain as the man shakes his hand (we later see him icing his hand).
 A woman screams and swings a bottle of wine above her head as she shouts at two women who run away; she chases them, shouting names at the women and has to be picked up and carried away by a man. A woman shoves a man multiple times while at a park, and a security guard comes over and breaks up the altercation. A man teases a woman and tells her to beat him up; she jumps on his back and a security guard escorts them out of a park.
 We see several men and women at a funeral; a young man and a young woman discuss how the young woman's father had died.
 A woman tells another woman that she dates men who steal her credit cards. A woman tells another woman that it is hard for her to tell people their loved ones are dead and sometimes she starts laughing. A woman tells a man that he had texted her that "he died" when he had just injured his hand. A woman jokingly tells another woman she will "kill her." An older man jokingly tells a man that he is going to have to kill a dog.

PROFANITY 6 - About 16 F-words and its derivatives, 29 sexual references, 11 scatological terms, 16 anatomical terms, 7 mild obscenities, name-calling (crazy, mean, children, hamster, miniature, girl Rick Moranis, old guy from Up, freak, drifter, pumpkin, functioning psychotic, terrible person, baby dinosaur), 13 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - An older man and another man (they are father and son) are seen smoking marijuana (one man rolls a marijuana cigarette and both men are seen inhaling), a man tells another man that he had taken hallucinogenic mushrooms with the man's father (he is acting intoxicated), a man who is prescribed a pain killer by a doctor acts intoxicated after presumably taking one and he says he cannot feel anything (a woman slaps him and he seems unfazed but says he felt it), an older man tells another man (his son) to stay away from women when doing "blow," and a woman tells a man that his father had overdosed on cough syrup and "purple drank" (we see the older man in a hospital bed but he is later seen fully recovered). Men and women are seen drinking at bars, parties and at dinner, a woman is seen drinking shots of alcohol and then stumbling and acting intoxicated, a man is seen drinking in excess, his speech becomes slurred and he stumbles into a bush when he tries to stand up, and a woman tells a man that another woman is so drunk she is trying to take off her shirt (we briefly see the woman acting extremely intoxicated and slurring her speech). We see a blurry outline of a teenage girl lighting a cigarette and smoking and a woman shouts at her to put it out.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Sexual relationships, drug use, overdosing on cough syrup, friendship, complications of relationships, M.I.T., University of Michigan, television writers, medical residency, marriage, death of a parent, divorce, fidelity, coming of age.

MESSAGE - Relationships can be very complicated.

Special Keywords: S8 - V3 - P6 - MPAAR

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