I'm learning not to pay too much attention to what the movie critics say, but the good thing about searching online for information about films is that after all the so-called professionals get done trashing my favorite movies, ordinary people post comments with their own opinions. Usually the comments posted by the movie-goers ends up being a lot closer to what I think.
The latest instance where this happened was No Strings Attached. A friend and I pulled up outside a cinema on impulse when we found ourselves traveling with a couple hours before dinner time. I fired up my smart phone and asked Mr. Google to find me reviews for No Strings Attached. The ones that came up at first were pretty negative. I didn't have time to watch a trailer or pull up consumer opinions. The films showing at the right time were limited to dark and violent film or No Strings. We decided to chance it.
No Strings Attached was a darling movie in my opinion, but maybe that is I because I eat like a baby dinosaur. My friend liked the movie too, but that could be because he has seen me eat and agrees that I eat like a baby dinosaur. That is after one of the cutest lines in the movie, but I cannot explain it here at risk of spoiling the plot for you. If you like dark twisted intellectual movies go see Black Swan. But if you like romantic comedies with cute actors who can make the audience laugh, see No Strings Attached. Just don't bring the kids. It is rated R for a reason.