Genres: Comedy and Adaptation
Running Time: 2 hrs. 9 min.
Release Date: February 6th, 2009 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and brief strong language.
Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Director: Ken Kwapis
JJ Rating: B-
Men and women interact in a dysfunctional mess. He’s Just Not That Into You.
I was taken to this film. I know what I said about it previously and I still have not altered my mind. It had its moments. There were funny times that had to do with people that arrived during mini breaks throughout the film that gave anecdotes to the title of the new section. Even the characters gave some funny and touching moments. But over all it was just an emotional attack on my sanity.
First of all there is Jennifer and Ginnifer as well as Connelly and Connolly. I think someone was playing the match game during casting in an odd new funky way.
Second of all I’m going to match up the couples and then grade their story. This way it’s easier for people to understand my frustration. This film reminded me a lot of Love Actually except for it not being good and that it did not have a pointless porn couple (bless it for not having the latter).
Let me begin.
There is Jennifer Aniston who plays Beth that is dating (for a long time) Neil who is played by a somber Ben Affleck. Their relationship is a bit complex because they really like one another but they are at a crossroads because they both want different futures. Their relationship has the best ending and had a more mature acting quality to it. A+
Anna (Scarlett Johansson) fiddles with Conor ( Kevin Connolly). But Anna runs into Ben (Bradley Cooper) who happens to be married to Janine (Jennifer Connelly). This retarded love square is an obnoxious, self centered and loathing storyline that I couldn’t stand it. This relationship mess was a good chunk of the film and they ruined the goodness of the rest of the relationships just by their proximity. Yes they did. F
Alex (Justin Long) tends bar and ends up running into sniveling Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin) and gives her advice about men. Their relationship is a great dynamic of this film and entertaining as well as funny and revealing. B+
Drew Barrymore plays Mary who is by herself most of the film. But even by herself her story is more entertaining and cute than the one that has four whining adults. Though I would like to point out that if anyone is worthy of being good in that four it’s Jennifer Connelly. She has a great scene where she gets so frustrated she breaks a mirror. It’s a funny moment. But anyway Drew gets a B+ as well.
The average is about a B – which so happens to be the grade I gave the film
If you are a guy don’t be dragged to this film. If you are a female don’t drag your guy to this film. If you must see it go with a girlfriend. They’ll be someone who will better appreciate the horrible aspects of this film. I SO cannot stand horrible characters and it just ruins movies when there are characters that are annoying and unworthy of existence in anyone’s creative mind. It’s sad that any writer would allow such characters to exist outside. I now wish there was such a thing as the Dip from Who Framed Rodger Rabbit for disastrous characters created by dry well minded writers.