5. des. - This is the movie that always gets compared with Friends with Benefits. No Strings Attached features Natalie Portman (Emma) and Ashton Kutcher (Adam), who once met at a school camp. After a few years, they meet again. After learning that his father has a relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Adam turns to. jul. - And, yes, this Justin Timberlake–Mila Kunis romantic comedy has drawn a few comparisons to another film with almost the exact same plot: Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman's No Strings Attached, which was released just this past January. Which film is better? For that answer we asked an expert: Guy Mangler: cupido. Paramount Pictures dropped its original protest against the film after their director Ivan Reitman, re-titled his film No Strings Attached. Screen Gems then moved forward with the title Friends with Benefits. At the same time, NBC was developing a sitcom with the same title, but the movie production company stated that due to Mangler: cupido.