Quite possibly the best romantic story to see this Valentine’s Day, “He’s Just Not That Into You” based on the best selling novel from Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo brought to the big screen by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. The story focuses on relationships between male and female. Focusing on several Baltimore residents and how each unique relationship has its problems. The initial relationship victim is Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin) a single girl looking for love. Her tactics seem rather aggressive, borderline stalking. When Gigi meets Alex (Justin Long) she forms a friendship with him over drinks that include dating advice. This is where he teaches her about the rules and the exception, and is brutally honest with her about how a guy is not interested if he is not calling. Gigi taking his advice eventually leads her down the right path.
Meanwhile Gigi’s co-worker Beth (Jennifer Aniston) is celebrating her younger sister’s engagement, disappointed that after seven years with Neil (Ben Affleck) she is not celebrating her own engagement. Fed up with not getting a proposal and feeling stuck she calls it quits and the two go their separate ways. When Beth tells Janine (Jennifer Connelly) of her break up she begins to have concerns about her relationship. She is married to Ben (Bradley Cooper), who have been together since college and married once out of school. Janine seems to have a lot of trust issues with Ben, which seems to be good judgment when he takes a liking to Anna (Scarlett Johansson). Eventually their marriage comes to a blow out and who survives is pretty predictable. Anna’s friend Mary also searching for love is struggling with how to determine who is the right guy and who is the one just looking for a good time. Using online outlets she struggles to find him coming to the realization that perhaps the old fashioned way of searching is best. Struggling to find who she is Anna turns to Conor (Kevin Connolly) who wants more from Anna than she is willing to commit to. Showcasing that not only are the females dealing with rejection, but the male perspective does too.
“He’s Just Not That Into You” is a great film to answer all those questions you have about the opposite sex. So many questions tied together in a beautiful way to showcase that they are truly not interested. It may be a brutal bite of honesty, but its life and all of those singles can relate to most of these scenarios, and if you can not relate you certainly know someone who can. I loved how the film evolved with everyone’s intertwined and on the verge of love suicide. This all star cast gets kudos for the amazing performances. My standout star would be Justin Long. I feel he played a completely different role and found him very appealing and offering much more sex appeal. This is possibly the best relationship movie to be seen by both genders that can be enjoyed equally. Judging from the crowd I expect this highly anticipated film to meet expectations. “He’s Just Not That Into You” will be swooning all the girls and breaking hearts everywhere.
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