No Strings Attached isn’t just another bad Ashton Kutcher movie (though, wow, is it that). It’s a movie that “could destroy everything” for would-be Oscar winner Natalie Portman, says Rex Reed. Whether or not Portman’s march to the podium is interrupted, there’s a long tradition of Best Actresses immediately following up their Oscar roles with Razzie-worthy work (Best Actors, give or take an Adrien Brody, seem immune). For Portman, there’s little respite after No Strings Attached: her next three films are a comic-book movie, a stoner comedy, and—it gets worse—an Ayelet Waldman adaptation.
If she does nab the statuette, Portman won’t be the first actress to stumble in her post-Oscar career. It’s a tradition!
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