Summer camp friends reconnect in ‘No Strings Attached’

It’s not exactly a return to Camp North Star, but Meatballs director Ivan Reitman does briefly revisit the setting that launched his film career in No Strings Attached, his new movie opening this weekend.

The raunchy romantic comedy opens with a scene at Camp Weehawken when the main characters (played as adults by Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman) first meet. The blog Dad’s Big Plan details the scene. Stefanie Scott, the actress who portrays Natalie Portman’s character as a kid, talks briefly in this video about her role and what essentially was her first summer camp experience before fielding Hollywood gossip column-style questions.

One other cool tidbit from what appears will be an easily forgettable movie is the Meatballs poster hanging in the apartment of Ashton Kutcher’s character (see the 1:28 mark of the trailer).


Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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