When it's over, this film asks the much debated question of whether or not a man and a woman can have casual sex without becoming emotionally involved. The film's answer is no. Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman team up in this raunchy romcom about two friends who decide to become sex buddies, but what starts out to be fun and convenient develops into something more. With all the kissing and fondling between Kutcher and Portman, I thought they would have developed some fake chemistry to make me believe these two characters were falling in love, but nothing, nada, zilch. The story's flat and uninteresting and makes me wonder how such scripts get made. I think Kutcher should verve away from romcoms and do some dramas (he was great in The Butterfly Effect and fared well opposite Kevin Costner in The Guardian). I think Portman's acting ability is overrated as this film demonstates her "lack of" acting (however, I haven't seen Black Swan), and among the many films she's been in, I liked her best in Closer and The Professional.
My rating: 2 out of 5