People's love lives intersect in the city of Baltimore as several
interconnected characters try to reach out to others.
He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein
Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Scarlett Johansson, Drew Barrymore, Justin Long,
Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck, Kevin Connolly
Based on the book by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo
He’s Just Not That Into You plays on TBS like every other weekend and I don’t know why. It’ll be the fucking Lord of the Rings trilogy and then this. It’s got a bunch of recognizable performers in it, but it’s pretty much the worst performance of all of their careers. I also don’t know how the book was a New York Times bestseller. It’s sad really. The two people who wrote the book also wrote for the show Sex and the City. The whole “he’s just not into you” thing is from season six of the show. Obviously, they have an audience out there because the show, book, and film all did well.
There are too many characters to name, but Ginnifer Goodwin sort of plays the main one. There’s a love triangle between Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Connelly, and Scar Jo. It’s absurd. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Aniston play this extremely annoying couple that is represented far too much in films. Justin fucking Long plays the only redeeming character, and even he should be a bit embarrassed. All of them are just stereotypes that we don’t really need more of.
I don’t know what else to say other than just stay away from He’s Just Not That Into You. It’s sort of funny to see all of these actors together, but then you get ten minutes in and realize exactly what every trope is going to be. The biggest problem with films like this one is that we have too many of these kinds of characters represented. At least try and add some diversity if the story is going to be lame.