My buddy whom I am not going to reveal here must have found the film rather confusing by the girls who dissect signals from a relationship in that kind of detail. He fell asleep and snored (just a bit) halfway into the show.
Though I am from the male species, I do have my share of trusted moments when consulted by the opposite sex, analysing signals, giving my thoughts on why guys think or behave a certain way. Girls love to analyse, guys love to theorize – just my observation. OK. Maybe “He’s Just Not That Into You” kind of over-dramatized the love relationships in just a bit, I thoroughly enjoy the dialogues and the storyline.
This more than 2 hours movie is loosely segmented into relationship topics such as why he’s not calling, what if she’s not sleeping with you, and etc. And each topic has a hilarious opening act in form of an interview by an actor unrelated to the storyline. A film with love stories of different forms and shapes intertwined with one another: a happily married couple with the husband tempted by a beautiful girl (*ahem* voted as the sexist girl alive by FHM in 2006 and I don’t blame the dude – who could resist?!), a girl’s relationship to a guy whom she doesn’t see her future with and involved with another one that shouldn’t have happened, a girl who finds relationships from within the online world, a happy couple who have been living together for 7 years and the girl suddenly wants to get married, and a girl who doesn’t seem to able to find love despite being very active in the dating scene.
There is hope – I think that is the theme of the film.
“He’s Just Not That Into You” has quite an impressive casting including famous actors and actresses such as Jennifer Connelly, Drew Barrymore, Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johnasson, and Justin Long as well as TV stars such as Ginnifer Goodwin of Big Love, Bradly Cooper of Alias, and Kevin Connolly of Entourage. It is a talented cast with quality scripting. The only reason I can imagine why this film has a lower than average rating is that if you think too deep on each topic, you may end up dissatisfied. “He’s Just Not That Into You” doesn’t represent or generalize the guys and girls, the straights and the gays in our world. It is just a collection of lighthearted stories to entertain.
I wonder which actresses are you favorite ones and why. Here is my list (and Cynthia likes Jennifer Aniston the most).
- Ginnifer Goodwin – She is just adorable and I just love the drama. I feel her story the most.
- Jennifer Connelly – I like the theme of able to deal with any issue in a relationship so long as the couple stays true to each other.
- Drew Barrymore – Her role is minor but she puts a smile to my face whenever she appears. Best line: checking all these different portals just to get rejected by seven different technologies.