Saturday, November 28, 2009

He's Just *not* That Into You

I was just not that into this movie, until about halfway through it's length. Then, it got pretty darn decent.

He's just not that into you is an ensemble piece that traces the romantic life of a group of loosely connected people in their twenties and thirties. At the center of the story is Gigi, a young woman who continuously - and frankly, rather idiotically - misinterprets every signal a man sends her way.

Forty minutes in I wrote off the entire thing as a puff piece, a slapped together collection of cliches and stereotypes assembled around nothing more than a cute saying. And then, out of the blue, it became interesting.

Oh, not Academy Award interesting. Not even MTV Movie Award interesting, but watchable all the same. As soon as the character's lives became a complicated, jumbled mess they ceased to be moronic stereotypes and developed a life of their own. And that was all it took to grab our attention and hold it the rest of the way.

In the end, I thought it was a pretty good romantic comedy (but light on the comedy).

3 out of 4, 70 out of 100.


Bridgett said...

I'd have to say I agree completely with you. I saw this in the theater...and it wasn't until chaos erupted in their lives that I became really interested.
Although, I have to say, I love Jennifer Aniston in ANYTHING.

Bernadette said...

if you haven't seen it already, you ought to check out Funny People with Adam Sandler...i think you'd like it.

and agreed...i just *wasn't* that into this movie.