He's Just Not That Into You
The stories of a group of interconnected, Baltimore-based twenty- and thirtysomethings as they navigate their various relationships from the shallow end of the dating pool through the deep, murky... View more >
sexual content and brief strong language
Starring Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly... View more >
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I'm just not that into this terrible movie. Here we have a movie that doesn't say anything new from a cast of nine who come off just as bored as the people in the audience. All stuff into a movie that doesn't deserve it 2's hour and eight minute running time. Even established stars like Jennifer Aniston and Drew Barrymore only had a few scenes in the movie. the real stand-out in the movie is Ginnifer Goodwin. She's the only person in the movie that I care about. I hope I see more of her in future movies. But this movie is a disapointment for those who are looking for a romantic. My advice is to just keep looking.
Please...I thought this was a really cute chick flick especially for teenage girls!
The movie is good but very predictable. I would wait for rental.
Eh, it was ok. It really had no plot.
A promotional video for this movie features three of the male characters hoping to convince other guys that even though this appears to be a "chick flick" (their words), it's OK for guys to see too, since it doesn't have any of the numerous cliches that appear in most "girl" movies.
That's all fine and good, except for the fact, that no guy would be caught watching this movie alone. I took one for the team to write this review, so I have a pass in that regard.
For a movie that is most likely geared towards the "Sex in the City" crowd (the writers have it on their resume), this doesn't shine a positive light on women. Starting with the slightly neurotic Gigi, played by Ginnifer Goodwin, whose experience in dating and relationships forms the backbone of this ensemble movie, to the five (yes, five!) other women involved in various relationships in various stages of dysfunction, all of them seem completely dependent upon meeting and/or keeping the guy that will make their lives complete.
What we have is an ensemble of nine pretty people all whining about their difficulty in attracting suitable members of the opposite gender. While some of it was funny, much of it was slightly annoying in how shallow all of them were. Only Justin Long's character provided some refreshing bluntness to the whole affair.
This movie has a large cast of talented actors with big names, so it's disappointing that they aren't given more to do that taps into their talent.
Of course, if you are looking for this kind of movie (I haven't seen Sex in the City, so I can only make unfairly general assumptions about its audience, so I won't), none of what I've said will matter. This movie will most likely satisfy you.
So, getting back to the premise from the beginning. Can a guy enjoy this movie? All I can say is that if your significant other wants to watch it, you won't be trying to bolt for the door. It's not bad, but it's not top-shelf romantic comedy by any means. If you want a witty romantic comedy that has some frank observations about relationships, grab a copy of "When Harry Met Sally" instead. Maybe the best you can hope for is that the guys in this movie should make you look better to your partner, so long as you don't resemble their actions, that is.
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