He’s Just Not That Into You (2009) Review

To take away the seriousness of the Awards season films and trying to watch previous Oscar winning movies. I decided to have a bit of a chick flick adventure and go to see “He’s Just Not That Into You”. Just for something that is quite easy to watch and doesn’t really take much attention span to follow what’s going on in it.


The first thing I think of when I hear the phrase “He’s Just Not That Into You” is Sex and the City. Back from the TV show when Berger says it to Miranda. To which in the middle of NYC Miranda then proceeds to tell a random woman who is talking with her friend that very thing, maybe he’s just not that into you. So to have that as a title for a film could sound like its going to be quite good or at least very entertaining.

However, they never actually say that at any point in the film which was a little disappointing. The whole way in which woman are portrayed in this film isn’t particularly flattering, the main character was probably the worst. Sitting by her house phone and then constantly checking her voice mail and looking at her mobile phone. I mean how desperate do you really have to be to get like that? How could she not realise that he wasn’t going to call by the mannerism he showed on the date. Yes men are very good at lying but they aren’t that good.

I just felt like most of this film un-done a lot of the work “Sex and the City” and other more modern shows with dominant women getting what they want when they want it was shoved away with the way it seemed to be obsessed with marriage and the need to be married.

The same film which had an adultery pairing and dating though myspace and other things like that. Even the couple who were happy with not being married, ended up getting married (with a bit of drama in the middle and yes a very romantic proposal) but that just spoilt his morals. In the end I was actually quite pleased to see the wife of the man having an affair say she wanted a divorce as when he told her in home depo I thought that was a rubbish time to tell her.

Anyway some of this movie did have some amusing parts, but I have to admit I was more laughing at how pathetic and riduculous the main character was in wanting to have a boyfriend. I mean come on there’s more to life than being in a relationship . . .

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