11 Responses to “He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)”

  1. Lady Mew says:

    I felt like Jennifer Aniston in that movie.
    I had to wait a very long time before my BF finally proposed, and I too, had to dump him first before he came to his senses. :/
    I agree a lot of the movie was just average, but it was worth watching.

    Even my fiance’ said he didn’t mind it. Drew Barrymore, FTW. :)

  2. mel says:

    i had to go through the whole scarjo situation. I agree with most of your review but it seems to me that while the women may seen naive, at least one is going to remind you of something you’ve been through or a time in your life when you’ve been ‘that woman’. That’s what kept me hooked:)

  3. hagiblog says:

    It’s sad to think that I actually know someone who is that naive and I’m sure she would have loved the movie and found some deep and meaningful message to it all. I personally thought it portrayed both genders in negative lights.

  4. Heather says:

    Oh Mew. I actually was thinking of you when I was watching it. That part and the JenCon part seemed most authentic to me and were the saving graces of the movie. The ScrJo part had some realism to it, but I don’t think they gave either character enough humanity or depth. A lot of the film felt like it was on the “cusp” of good depicting but unfortunately for me regularly fell short.

    I agree Hagi. It didn’t give men or women enough credit. All of us are better than that.

  5. mcarteratthemovies says:

    I’m happy to report that not all women experience that knee-jerk, must-see-rom-com reaction. At least, I know I don’t. In my opinion, “He’s Just Not That into You” is the worst kind of romantic comedy: One that thinks it is ABOVE the genre. This is not the case, as it takes some of the worst cliches and recycles them. The only story worth anything is the Bradley Anderson-Scarlett Johansson-Jennifer Connelly triangle, and Connelly’s the only part of this threesome who has a character we like the tiniest bit.

    M. Carter at the Movies

  6. me says:

    I really enjoyed this movie…I was cringing through alot of it only because either I’ve done stupid things in it or my friends have. Let’s face it….it’s a movie they all are prone to exaggeration that’s how movies are. I really enjoyed the book too.

  7. me says:

    P.S. my only complaint….not enough Drew Barrymore in it

  8. Heather says:

    I have the feeling the book would probably be superior to the movie. Some the of the relationships just felt too contrived and the behavior of some of the women too stereotypical.

    I agree with the Connelly, Anderson, and Johansson triangle being the most reputable.

    I think I could have swallowed some of it’s dogma better if there wasn’t pretty much all happy endings.

  9. Anh Khoi Do says:

    At best, He’s Just Not That Into You is a rather well-paced film that can be entertaining for some. However, if we take Anniston and Connelly out of the equation, we don’t have the feeling that the female protagonists try, right at the beginning, to 1) dictate their terms and 2) take things into their hands. For that matter, we owe so many thanks to the gender stereotypes.

  10. moviejunkie says:

    I watched this movie on the basis of Scarlett Johansson and Drew Barrymore. They could be changing tires and I’d be happy. Nonetheless I left the theater feeling low, and more or less angry. Who wants to watch a movie that pretty much is saying both sexes are stupid? Even if that might be true, it’s given in the way of a romantic comedy. There was no comedy. There was no romance. How did any of these characters have a happy ending? All it showed was women should still HOPE to be the exception rather than the rule encouraging them to do more obnoxious things. It put men in the light of being hardly evolved past the chimp ages.

    I just really loathed this movie and am surprised ANYONE liked it. Pretty much no redeeming qualities in my thoughts.

  11. CMrok93 says:

    Its great to see we both agree. I disliked this mainly for some of the same reasons. We just are two great minds. :)