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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Watching on Wednesday: He's Just Not That Into You

Title: He's Just Not That Into You
Type: Movie
Age Group: Older Teens +
Release Year: 2009
My Rating: 4/5

Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin) has bad luck in finding love. It seems like every man she comes in contact with is never interested on going any further with her within the relationship.

Beth (Jennifer Aniston) is frustrated that her boyfriend, Neil (Ben Affleck), is against the idea of marriage. Will they be able to work out their relationship when he refuses to marry?

Ben (Bradley Cooper) unexpectedly meets a gorgeous singer/yoga instructor, Anna (Scarlett Johansson). They both like each other very much. However, Ben is married to Janine (Jennifer Connelly). Will he leave his wife for Anna?

He's Just Not That Into You is about relationships and love through different perspectives. Other stars include Justin Long, Drew Barrymore and Kevin Connolly.

It took me awhile to sit down and watch this movie because I am not a fan of multi-plots movies. I always prefer watching a chick flick based on two characters because I find it much better. However, He's Just Not That Into You is a sweet film that romantics will enjoy.

I honestly found Gigi to be one of the most annoying movie female characters ever. She is absolutely clingy and she thinks that ever guy she meets is "the one". Or at least she hopes he is and sticks by her phone like mad, praying that he would call back. She is so into the idea of a relationship that it makes her irritating to watch on screen.

My favourite character would have to be Alex, acted by Justin Long. He is a cool guy who is confident with his answers. Gigi keeps coming to him for advice and although I'm not an expert in relationships, it seems like he is pretty right with the things he says. He is the type of guy that you would love to have as a friend, certain and fun at the same time.

Overall, I think He's Just Not That Into You would be a great movie for an all-girls' sleepover. It would be something that a girl and her female friends would have a lot of comment about. If not, watching it with a partner works too because there could be issues one would like to raise and this movie would be a perfect way to slip it in the conversation.

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Thao said...

I love this movie. And I agree, Gigi is quite annoying but I find her cute too.

Anonymous said...

I loved this movie. I think it was very well done for a romantic comedy and I also appreciated the realistic endings for the multiple characters.

Diana Dang said...

Yea, the endings were pretty nice and not all were happy endings.

kanishk said...

I agree, Gigi is quite annoying but I find her cute too.

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