He's Just Not That Into You
Based on the book by Greg Behrendt, this movie is
definitely aimed at the female market, even though it contains the
seductively gorgeous yet stereotyped blonde goddess, Scarlet Johansson.
The movie is directed by directed by Ken Kwapis, written by Abby Kohn
and Marc Silverstein and stars, a group of 20-something and 30-something
women looking for love or attempting to solve the mysteries of
The main character in the movie is Gigi (Ginnifer
Goodwin) who is desperate to find a man, however is always left out in
the cold, until she meets bar owner (Justin Long) who lets her in on
the secrets of what men think who becomes somewhat of a mentor to her.
Although this is the main story, all other stories in this film are
linked to Gigi which becomes quite a complex mess at the end of the day,
with one character looking for love on the internet, another finding out
that her husband has cheated on her and Jennifer Aniston's character
becomes quite upset
that her boyfriend of 7-years refuses to marry her. At times, He’s
That Into You is a depressing, witty and comical film, however it’s also a blight
on the male sex as men are all bastards… or so it seems.
There are some strong performances in the movie by all
involved, more specifically Jennifer Connelly as Janine who discovers
that her "cheating" husband is smoking after promising that he has given up. To
compound the situation, her husband Ben (Bradley Cooper) tells her of
his infidelity and has been sleeping with Anna, Scarlett Johansson who
is unfortunately stereotyped and not very well used in this movie.
seems that the director attempted to add too many big name actors
into the film such as Jennifer Aniston who wants to get married, however
her boyfriend played by Ben Affleck wonders why, because they are both
happy and he believes that marriage is not needed to profess his love.
With a plethora of stereotypes, especially some really bad use of “gay”
men, the film is quite predictable in most parts which is a shame
because boy, did this movie have one stellar cast.
to say the least.