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I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take some time before I can review it. I am now looking to review adult fiction and self-help books instead of young adult fiction because I have grown out of it. If you are to request a review for either adult fiction or self-help, I will more likely to give it a shot.

In the meantime, Stop, Drop, and Read! serves as an archive book review blog. When I have the time, I may post a review. Thank you for understanding.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Watching on Wednesday: No Strings Attached

Title: No Strings Attached
Type: Movie
Age Group: Older Teens +
Release Year: 2011
My Rating: 5/5

Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) first met in a camp when they were kids. Then, they ran into each other a couple of times again many years later. Emma, who is a doctor, has no time for a relationship and doesn't want to get too serious. She suggests to Adam that they should be friends with benefits and he agrees. But how long could this physical-only relationship last?

I am a big romcom lover. So when I heard about No Strings Attached, it was on my to-see list. I was a little wary of it though, in case it didn't turn out as good as I hoped. But so far for most romcom movies I have seen, I liked them all! And I think this one will be my favourite of 2011!

I was surprised to see Natalie Portman play the lead actress. For so long, she has been in many movies, but most of them action more or less. So I was definitely curious how she would be in a romcom. Ashton Kutcher is already a romcom veteran so I knew he would play a decent role.

I liked how different this movie is compared to the other romcoms. Emma is the one wanting to have the sex-only relationship whereas Adam didn't. The roles are flipped in this movie because Emma doesn't want to get tied down while Adam does. Adam is extremely adorable, pursuing after the girl he likes by giving her a mixed CD, cupcakes, and all these stuff that a girl would typically (maybe?) do instead.

Towards the end, the movie got me very emotional and I just love those moments where it gets you down into tears unexpectedly. This movie isn't cliched, making it even more enjoyable to watch. And because of this movie, my love for the song Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis has been rekindled. Also, I became an Ashton Kutcher fangirl.

For any romcom lovers out there, this movie is a must-see! It will get you awwing and crying all over, wishing life could be like the movies.

PS. I just realized the trailer isn't so good. Just skip over the trailer if you can and just go straight to the movie.

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LindsayWrites said...

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