Here’s the trailer for “No Strings Attached,” the first of two similarly-themed movies coming out next year about friends (Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman) who start hooking up but not actually dating or anything. (There’s also “Friends With Benefits,” starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis and due next July.) You can guess the entire story arc without even watching the trailer: They’re friends! They hook up! One or both of them develops feelings! They contemplate ending their friendship and relationship! There is some sort of mix-up involving one of them thinking about seeing someone else! Then they realize they love each other!
Two noteworthy bits: This is from Ivan Reitman, who last crapped out “My Super Ex-Girlfriend” in 2006, and used to direct things like “Ghostbusters.” Also, is that Ludacris in the trailer, as one of Ashton Kutcher’s buddies? It is, isn’t it? Wow. Isn’t it great that he’s the only actor in this thing who starred in a film that won Best Picture?