Monday, May 30, 2011

MV: No Strings Attached

2011 – No Strings Attached

Occasionally in the 15 years since summer camp, Adam and Emma cross paths. When he discovers that an ex-girlfriend is living with his dad, he gets drunk, calls every woman in his cell phone contact list, and ends up passed out naked in her living room. By this time, she's a medical resident in L.A. and he's a gopher on a "Glee"-like TV series, hoping to be a writer. She guards her emotions (calling her father's funeral "a thing"), so after a quick shag in the moments she has before leaving for the hospital, she asks if he wants a no-strings-attached, sex-only relationship, without romance or complications. A prescription for fun or for disaster?


Look... I'm not really an affectionate person.
  • affectionate: showing feelings of liking or love
You're wearing actual long johns? What?!
  • long johns: underwear with long legs, worn under your outer clothes to keep you warm
This is a frat party.
  • frat: fraternity (= a social organization for male university students in the US and Canada)
Yeah, I'm the man with the two gay dads.
  • gay: homosexual
They're the best. I love them. I'm super straight, though.
  • straight: heterosexual, not homosexual
I'm doing my residency at the Westwood Teaching Hospital.
  • residency: time when a doctor who is still training, and works in a hospital
Sari. I told you to play hard to get.
  • to play hard to get: to pretend that you are less interested in someone than you really are as a way of making them more interested in you, especially at the start of a romantic relationship
You're right. Let's smoke some weed.
  • weed: {slang} marijuana (a usually illegal drug made from the dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, which produces a feeling of pleasant relaxation if smoked or eaten)
No, it's just... we could just snuggle or something.
  • to snuggle: to move yourself into a warm and comfortable position, especially one in which your body is against another person or covered by something
Did I just pass out on your couch?
  • to pass out: to become unconscious for a short time, for example when ill, badly hurt or drunk
My throat starts constricting, the walls start throbbing.
  • to constrict: to become tighter and narrower, or to make something become tighter and narrower
  • to throb: If a part of your body throbs, you feel pain in it in a series of regular beats
I mean, maybe we should establish some ground rules.
  • ground rules: the principles on which future behaviour is based
I'm not saying Alvin and I did mushrooms together,
  • to do mushrooms: to eat psilocybe or “magic mushrooms” that are a mild hallucinogen
What is he, a drifter?
  • drifter: someone who moves from one place to another or from one job to another without any purpose
Did you make me a period mix?
  • period: the bleeding from a woman's womb that happens once a month when she is not pregnant
Just have sex with a random woman?
  • random: happening, done or chosen by chance rather than according to a plan
No. Things were getting too intense, so we decided not to see each other
  • intense: extreme and forceful or (of a feeling) very strong
I am following your instructions diligently.
  • diligent: done in a careful and detailed way
She's quick. Like a puma.
  • puma: a large brown/black wild cat that lives in North and South America
You know me. This stuff freaks me out.
  • to freak (someone) out : to be overcome by a sudden fear
It's fake.
  • fake: not real but made to look real
You can't fight me, you're miniature. You're like a girl Rick Moranis.
  • miniature: smaller than normal
Seriously, it's distracting for me.
  • to distract: prevent (someone) from giving full attention to something.


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Past Movie word lists:

2001 - The Princess Diaries
2010 - Burlesque
2010 - Life As We Know It
2010 - Tangled
2008 - Kung Fu Panda
2010 - Letters to Juliet
2010 - Salt
2010 - Remember Me
2005 - Imagine Me and You
2005 - Mr and Mrs Smith
2008 - Yes Man
1943 - Casablanca
1998 - Shakespeare in Love
2002 - Ice Age
2009 - 17 Again
2009 - Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince
2009 - The Proposal
2009 - Up