Release Date: February 6th, 2009
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It seems that when you have a girlfriend, you stop seeing movies you want to see and start seeing all the chick flicks and romance movies that she wants to see. Yet, even though your right to see a movie you want to is stripped from you, just remember that you have a girlfriend and you have somebody to see a movie with, even if it is a girlie movie.
So, after Valentine's Day and seeing a chick flick, I thought "Hey! Maybe I can choose the movie this time!" Well I was wrong. I had to see the romantic comedy "He's Just Not That Into You."
This romantic comedy, based on the best selling books written by Sex and the City's Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, hosts a cast of many popular celebrities including Drew Barrymore, Ben Affleck, Jenifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Scarlett Johansson and Justin Long who all mesh together pretty well.
The movie revolves around a group of people with relationship troubles who are all connected in some way, either by interaction or a friend, but don't really know it. The complications start when Gigi(Ginnifer Goodwin), a girl who only wants a guy to say he will call her and actually do it, is set up on a blind date with Conor(Kevin Connolly), a real-estate agent who, honestly, is not that into her. When Conor promises to call Gigi bt doesn't, Gigi stops by a restraunt where Conor goes, which happens to be managed by his friend Ken(Justin Long). When Ken hears Gigi talk about Conor, he feels it is his job to set her straight and give her some tips on how to tell if a guy is interested or not. Meanwhile, Conor is on a mission to get back with his ex-girlfriend, Anna(Scarlett Johansson), who really isn't that into Conor but likes doing ever thing couples do except sleep with each other, which, as you guessed it, frustrates Conor. Anna, who is also a musician trying to make it big, bumps into Ben(Bradley Cooper), a business man who works with a music label. When they hit it off right from the start, Ben quickly realizes their is a big problem, he's married to Janine(Jennifer Connolly). Janine, who deeply loves Ben, starts to mistrust him when she finds out he has been smoking again. The two decide to take a break when Ben is caught sleeping with Anna. Ben decides to stay with his friend Neil(Ben Affleck) who is in a fantastic relationship with Janine's friend Beth(Jennifer Aniston). Beth and Neil have been together for 7 years and Beth wants to get married, against Neil's personal beliefs abput marriage. When Neil doesn't commit, he moves onto his boat where Ben soon winds up. Beth vents to her friends Janine and Gigi, who all work at the same office. While all this is going on, Anna is consolling her friend Mary(Drew Barrymore) who has a great group of loving and supportive male friends, who all happen to be gay. Mary just wants someone to be her special someone.
This complex web of love, loss, trust, and what ever else you can throw into it gets pretty complicated through out the whole movie. But, fortunatley is pretty easy to follow. In the end, things work out for some and fall apart for others. People cry, laugh, love, and some relationships are formed that you might not expect.
I personally thought this movie would be funnier than it was. From the previews I saw of it I thought "Oh great, another romantic movie." It was funny in places but not to the extent I was expecting from the previews. I did, however, enjoy the great cast of characters. All the big name celebs that were in it performed as you would expect, great. I would have expected to see a little more Drew Barrymore. I figured a name like hers would of had a bigger part. The characters all seemed to work well with each other and with all the names in it there wasn't any feeling of clash, like one star trying to outshine another. The plot was intersting. I liked how the writers meshed everybody together and made all of them interact or be connected on different levels, mostly without them even knowing about it.
Overall I thought this movie was o.k. It was good for a romantic comedy but not one I could picture myself watching over and over again and probably only once or twice a year. So, I give He's Just Not That Into You 6 Confusing Love Webs out of 10
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