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Movie Review - He's Just Not That Into You

Guest Author - Kristina de la Cal

It is amazing how one little line from a TV show can evolve into such a strange phenomenon. Ever since one of the characters from HBO’s hit show “Sex and the City” was given a bitter pill to swallow when she was bluntly told that the object of her affection simply wasn’t interested, the line “He’s Just Not That Into You” has become a household phrase. The now infamous catch phrase went from the TV screen to the pages of a popular dating book written by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo and most recently made its way onto the big screen with some big names to go along with it.

In the film version of “He’s Just Not That Into You”, viewers are presented with multiple storylines dealing with a myriad of clichéd dating scenarios that have a tendency to make a slew of over-generalizations about the misunderstandings that frequently occur between the sexes, especially when it comes to romance. I have to admit that for me personally, it was the colorful cast and not the premise that ultimately lured me into watching it.

Directed by Ken Kwapis, the film includes some top actors and actresses, including the likes of Ben Affleck, Jennifer Anniston, Jennifer Connelly, Drew Barrymore, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson, and Justin Long. The movie begins on a comical note with a scene in which a little boy mistreats a young version of the main character, Gigi, played by Ginnifer Goodwin. Gigi is perplexed when her mother explains that when little boys are mean to her, it means that they actually like her. This, according to the movie, is the original source of the problem that exists between men and women who express their emotions in such drastically different ways.

Overall, I found the movie to be a mixture of some genuinely funny scenes with other less comical parts that seemed to drag on a bit at times. It was somewhat on the cheesy side as most “chick flicks” tend to be and didn’t have any particularly fresh insights to offer but it was admittedly entertaining. If you plan on making this a date movie, however, I would advise that you avoid taking its advice too literally. Not all single women are as desperate and needy as this movie makes them out to be and not all single men are as cold and callous either. In the same respect, most real-life endings aren’t nearly as picture perfect as moviemakers would have you believe but the idealism does sometimes serve as a nice reprieve from the messy and complicated nature of relationships.
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This content was written by Kristina de la Cal. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Danielle Deovlet for details.

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