Movie review: “He’s Just Not That Into You”


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Leave the guys at home and get your girlfriends together! This is a film that will bring back old memories, finally make you relate to your friends crazy dating stories or just make you laugh. Oh, and cringe.

“He’s Just Not That Into You” is based on the best selling 2004 novel by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. It has an all-star cast including; Ginnifer Goodwin, Justin Long, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Affleck and Drew Barrymore.

The film is centered around Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin), and follows her desperate and sometimes sad journey to finding love. As each cast member is introduced, a tangled web of love, games and deception is revealed.

Beth and Neil (Aniston and Affleck) have been dating for seven years and though Neil likes their relationship status, Beth is ready for the next big step, marriage. Then there’s Janine and Ben (Jennifer Connelly and Bradley Cooper) who are married, remodeling their dream home and on the surface, seem happy, until Ben meets Anna, (Johansson). Anna is the dream girl of Connor (Kevin Connolly). Drew Barrymore is introduced as Mary, an ad sales woman who helps get Connor’s Real Estate business some new “action.”

Through the trials and tribulations of Gigi, she stumbles across Alex (Justin Long), and he becomes her relationship guru. Most of Gigi’s crazy actions make you cringe and you want nothing more than to jump out of your seat and tackle her to stop her from her next certain blunder, which you’ve probably experienced with a friend or two in the past. Most of what she says out loud, most of us women have said to ourselves or to a close confidant. Her desperation leads her into embarrassing situations that would make most give up but she just keeps on truckin.

If you’ve ever been in a one-sided relationship, had a secret crush, been cheated on or felt like the only one in the world without love, this movie is for you. You will relate one way or another. Guys, if you think you can handle some bad looks from your significant other afterwards, then go ahead and brave it. Unless of course, you are the perfect boyfriend, then she’ll love you even more!

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