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No Strings Attached
(2011)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Brad Dechter
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Lakeshore Records
(February 22nd, 2011)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only if you are an extreme enthusiast of either this movie or John Debney's predictably contemporary light drama and romance style.

Avoid it... if you see no upside to 27 minutes of mundane but functional and, in its thematic and instrumental applications, intelligent music on a fragmented score album.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,696
WRITTEN 2/28/11
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No Strings Attached: (John Debney) Movies directed by Ivan Reitman have become something of a rarity in the 2000's, his bankability not what it was back in the 1980's and early 90's. With his only directorial project of the previous ten years being My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Reitman tackled a more serious concept for No Strings Attached five years later with the same trademark sense of feather-light comedy and drama. The topic of casual sex is the focus of this film, Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher playing a pair of life-long friends who decide to engage in a "no strings attached" sexual relationship at a whim. As expected, though, complications arise as they become more romantically attached despite how much they fight off the idea of a lasting emotional bond. It's a story without much substance, the result never in doubt and the route towards that end stocked with the predictable twists and turns that involve jealousy, heartbreak, and, according to some reviewers, wayward feminism. Critical reactions to No Strings Attached were mixed, the plot's lurid nature and supporting roles for Kevin Kline and Cary Elwes not appealing enough to compensate for the predictable narrative. But any movie rated "R" for sexual content and starring Portman and Kutcher is destined to succeed at the box office, and No Strings Attached did indeed do well at the outset of 2011. Not surprisingly, the film was stocked with the usual variety of pop songs to meet the expectations of the production's target demographic, and whatever original score utilized by Reitman would inevitably be fragmented by that usage. The director has rotated between composers talented at writing lightly dramatic or comedy fluff in such circumstances throughout his career, maintaining collaborations with Randy Edelman and James Newton Howard at various times. For No Strings Attached, Reitman hired perhaps the most experienced living composer in this genre, John Debney, a man who could have phoned in this assignment and, in the view of some film music collectors, may have done just that. It is difficult not to admire the talent Debney has for cranking out suitable music for assignments like this without fail; rarely will you see music like this score receive a below average rating. On the other hand, it's almost impossible for scores in the mould of No Strings Attached to receive a glowing review, either, because at the end of the day, such music is functional but largely unmemorable and highly redundant, even in short presentations on album.



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Average: 2.69 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 26:43
• 1. Golf Date (1:28)
• 2. Emma walks Adam to Car (1:16)
• 3. Making Love (1:57)
• 4. Toast to Hospital (0:54)
• 5. You Wanna Do This? (1:17)
• 6. Park Date (1:16)
• 7. Emma Loses It (0:25)
• 8. Confrontation/Drive Home (0:56)
• 9. Getting Married (0:58)
• 10. Adam With Girls (0:36)
• 11. Don't Listen to Me (0:55)
• 12. I'd Choose Adam/First Date (3:52)
• 13. Three Months Later (1:05)
• 14. Hailing the Cab (0:39)
• 15. I Think I'm Falling (1:29)
• 16. Drive to the Biltmore (0:28)
• 17. Emma to Wedding (0:42)
• 18. Heartbroken (1:10)
• 19. Vanessa at Hospital (0:47)
• 20. Sneaking Freckles Into Hospital (1:04)
• 21. Emma Surprises Adam/I Love You (3:30)

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