He's just not that into you

  • 2009-02-25
  • By Monika Hanley

WHY BOTHER? Throughout most of the movie, women puzzle over obvious relationship signals.

Director: Ken Kwapis

Based on a bestseller by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, this chick flick tries too hard to present some sort of commentary on social life in the 21st century. Though massive amounts of advertising tried to convince the general public that this film is, in fact, NOT a chick flick, isn't something to be fooled by. It still is a chick flick.
Director Kevin Kwapis has become known for taking books to the big screen rather successfully, as was the case with "The Sisterhood" of the "Traveling Pants." However, in the case of "He's Just Not That Into You," I'm afraid he went too far with the whole female emotions and "finding myself" theme. 

While the film is jam packed with a bevy of A-list celebrities, the actors' lack of chemistry points to the fact that they're all trying to out act each other. Not something the average chick flick watcher wants to see.
The film stars Ben Affleck as Jennifer Aniston's beau who is opposed to getting married, despite having lived together for seven years. Then there's Scarlett Johansson, a singer who falls for a married man who's unsuspecting wife (Jennifer Connelly) is uninterested in sleeping with him 's leading him into the arms of the "lets just be really good friends," Scarlett Johansson. 

The movie seems a bit outdated. Drew Barrymore, who plays Mary, spends the whole time whining to her gay friends and girlfriends about how Myspace, Blackberries and Facebook confuse her and she wishes for the days when there were just answering machines with tapes to check. In this day and age, most women under 35 know how to use technology. If they don't, they don't spend time whining to their tech-savvy friends. 
The movie seems to sort of flit backwards through time to an era where women only date men with money, drool over jerks and are completely satisfied to decorate their homes and be housewives for attractive men.
Most of the movie has to do with relationship signals that these women would understand if they were a wee bit brighter. Signals such as men not calling.

It's simply not logical to think that if, two weeks after meeting you, he still hasn't called, that he's gone on vacation or is in a coma or some such. Like the title of the movie suggests 's "He's just not that into you."

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