Saturday, February 7, 2009

He's Just Not That Into You



Set in Baltimore, He's Just Not That Into You takes viewers through various relationships of its nine (yes, I said nine) characters - some plots more intertwined than others. Rather than give a summary of all of the various relationships happening here, I'm just going to direct you to the synopsis on the movie's website here: He's Just Not That Into You official site.


What I didn't like about this movie:

I thought I would start out with this first because, well, there wasn't much that I didn't like.

Drew Barrymore - Now, I love Drew Barrymore. I loved Drew Barrymore as Mary. What I didn't love was the lack of the development of Drew's character. Out of all of the characters in the movie, this was the one I felt I knew the least about. She just kind of flitted in and out of the various montages as the movie skipped from one storyline to another. I'm guessing this is likely due to the wonderful world of editing, but still, I wasn't thrilled with this.

The spice company - Okay, I admit, this is kind of a petty dislike. Granted these ladies had to work someplace, and I can't remember the last time a script set the professional workplace to be a spice company. But for whatever reason, this totally annoyed me.


What I liked about this movie:

Honestly, what I loved about this movie is the same as why I liked the book. While it's hard to have pointed out the reality that is right in front of your face, it's strangely liberating at the same time. There were nine characters in this movie that went through various common scenarios of relationships, and they all didn't turn out in the perfect movie ending formulaic way that say, New In Town did.

Here's another thing that I love when it happens in a theater - audience participation in reaction to what's happening on the screen. I went to a matinee, and I would say with the exception of about 3 men that came with their significant others, the theater was filled with women. Women that audibly gasped and reacted at the right moments. That was a nice surprise - that I wasn't the only one reacting.


Here's the deal:

If you loved Sex and the City, you will really enjoy this movie. Granted, you don't have 6 years to emotionally attach yourself to the characters, but you will find yourself identifying with at least one of these situations on some level. And if you're anything like me, you'll find yourself walking out of the theater pleasantly surprised that you're totally crushing on Justin Long.


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