The two-hour and ten-minute flick, directed by Ken Kwapis, seemed to be a safe bet, as far as romantic comedies go, boasting an all-star cast including Jennifer Anniston, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Connelly, Drew Barrymore, and Justin Long — to name a few.
Sure, you’ll expect to share a few good laughs and maybe even shed a tear (if you’re into that sort of thing) but surprisingly enough, the film has enough charm to win over all audience members, including guys who were dragged by their girlfriends, or those who decided to sit through it for a chance to see Scarlett Johansson dazzle the screen.
“He’s Just Not That Into You” is definitely a chick flick, but it’s one the guys might even enjoy. And don’t be intimidated by it’s long running time, it actually goes by fairly quickly.
Directed by: Ken Kwapis
Written by:Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (screenplay) and Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo (book).
Staring:Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Scarlett Johansson
Seen at:Loews Boston Common
The movie, screen play by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, is based on the best-selling book by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, both of whom worked on HBO’s “Sex and the City,” who tell the interwoven stories of a group late-twenty and early thirty-somethings in Baltimore struggling to figure out if they are the exception to the “no exceptions” rule in love.
Gigi (Ginnefer Goodwin) is a naƒ¯ve women who believes every line guys feed her, and just wishes he would call her back. Alex (Justin Long) befriends Gigi in an attempt to clue her into the inner workings of a guy’s brain and give her a does of reality. His conversations with Gigi often narrate the relationship problems each of the other characters are experiencing, providing thought-provoking commentary on the dating scene and how real life is today.
The stories, often presented by “real” people, introduced a believable aspect to the stories, which were not crazy or outlandish, making the movie more relatable and entertaining. Comparable to “Love Actually,” “He’s Just Not That Into You” is more entertaining and less contrived.
For anyone who has ever questioned their relationship, sat by the phone, wondered where it went wrong, or just can’t figure out why he’s just not that into you, you’ll definitely find it enjoyable. Guys, don’t be afraid to bring your girlfriend this Valentine’s Day, it isn’t your stereotypical chick flick ridden with girl-talk, make over montages, and feel-good sing-a-longs, though be warned, you might actually just find yourself way more into it than you’d think.