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He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

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Average Rating: 5.1/10
Reviews Counted: 156
Fresh: 63 | Rotten: 93

Despite the best efforts of a talented cast, He's Just Not That Into You devotes too little time to each of its protagonists, thus reducing them to stereotypes.

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Average Rating: 5/10
Critic Reviews: 44
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 30

Despite the best efforts of a talented cast, He's Just Not That Into You devotes too little time to each of its protagonists, thus reducing them to stereotypes.

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Ken Kwapis' adaptation of Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo's best-selling self-help book He's Just Not That Into You follows the love lives of a dozen or so characters. Ginnifer Goodwin stars as Gigi, a young woman attempting to understand the mixed signals she gets from the men she's dating. She gets advice from a bar owner (Justin Long) who prides himself on understanding the ins and outs of the dating scene. Gigi's co-worker Janine (Jennifer Connelly) finds herself involved in a major

Jun 2, 2009

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He's Just Not That Into You is like reliving your 20s, without any of the fun.

February 18, 2009 Full Review Source: TIME Magazine | Comment (1)
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I thought there was a level of sophistication in the relationships that I certainly did not expect.

February 17, 2009 Full Review Source: At the Movies
At the Movies
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The movie gets smothered by one romantic comedy cliché after another.

February 17, 2009 Full Review Source: At the Movies
At the Movies
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This is a movie for people who can't get enough of Sex and the City and are willing to settle for clones.

February 9, 2009 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor
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Like that's a problem for Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly and the rest of these people.

February 7, 2009 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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The story about five women navigating male treachery is so busy getting all its talking points in that it leaves no room for recognizable life.

February 6, 2009 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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He's Just Not That Into You is just insultingly average in every way, spending 129 minutes telling us what we already know: girls and boys don't always click.

September 29, 2012 Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk
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Your men folk will be bored out of their minds but you've dragged them to worse. It tries hard anyway. And since the whole thing is about advice on men let me give some; never take relationship advice from Candace Bushnell.

March 22, 2011 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net
ComingSoon.net

He's Just Not That Into You wishes it were Love, Actually crossed with The Break-Up, but it plays more like a horror movie for the WASP set.

December 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinematical
Cinematical

Works as an hour episode of Oprah or a thirty-minute episode of Sex and the City, but as a full length movie -- I'm just not that into it.

June 10, 2009 Full Review Source: BET.com
BET.com

Everyone pitches in, but it isn't enough to rescue a tedious, fragmented, scattershot script.

June 4, 2009 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

A how-to happy ending training manual for aspiring female objects of desire, while movies about men have to do with the really big challenges they face, like beating up alien invaders or saving the planet. Doormat duty alert: She's Just Not That Onto You.

June 3, 2009 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
NewsBlaze

Despite some definite tendencies toward the formulaic, He's Just Not That Into You actually has half a brain in its head.

June 1, 2009 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

It's really a relationship comedy more than a romantic comedy, since a lot of the film is concerned with demonstrating when one should walk away, rather than when to lean in for the kiss and cleave.

May 31, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinerina

I romantiki gkomenti, poy paei tis romantikes gkomenti se nea epipeda prosbolis ton hazogkomenon poy trabaei ap' ti myti os target group

March 22, 2009 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

This voyeuristic escapist fare offers a mixed bag of goodies.

March 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum
Entertainment Spectrum

People often do stupid things for love. That doesn't mean it's worth making a movie about these acts of folly.

March 16, 2009 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Comments (3)
eFilmCritic.com

He's Just Not That Into You is a standard chick flick, which isn't necessarily a bad thing: it's cute and comic and organized according to fixed, mostly ancient gender roles.

March 8, 2009 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

Tangles its large cast of characters and storylines into virtual knots.

March 2, 2009
Palo Alto Weekly

Distinctly overlong yet ultimately rewarding...

February 28, 2009 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Boasts a lot of heart, humor, and honesty.

February 26, 2009 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Despite a final surge of romantic sweetness, it's just not funny or engaging

February 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Though the actors involved are mostly major players, the material they've been given to work with is very old hat.

February 20, 2009 Full Review Source: The Australian | Comments (5)
The Australian

Clever one-liners and a screenplay that doesn't try too hard to be poignant or contrived make for an easy-going film that will lead to interesting post-movie discussion.

February 19, 2009 Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Audience Reviews for He's Just Not That Into You

Funny rom com about dating and falling in and out of love. The movie follows the lives of three female co-workers Gigi (who is desperate and can't get any guy), Janine (who married her college boyfriend, whose husband happens to have an affair) and Anna (who has been dating the same guy for 7 years and he doesn't want to get married). You think from the title of the movie that this is a man bashing movie but quite the opposite. The men turn out well in this movie (apart from Bradley Cooper who is married to Jennifer Connelly and has an affair with Scarlett Johansson. But who wouldn't pick Scarlett?!) Anyway, the women in the movie are de-ranged, paranoid, insecure and freaky. In comparison the men are quite normal and straightforward. Star studded cast. I was disappointed Drew Barrymore didn't have a bigger role as she is great in rom coms. Drew has the best lines though. Her scenes involving the voicemail and MySpace guy are hilarious. Scarlett looks amazing. Jennifer Connelly usually plays more serious roles but does well in this rom com. Jennifer Aniston is in her element in her stereotypical rom com role. She has a great frame but her face looks drawn and older. Kevin Connolly and Justin Long are nice guys in this movie. Ben Affleck's character is a gem. If you liked 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days' you will like this movie too. Everyone will be able to identify with at least one of the characters. There's a mixed bag. Bradley Cooper is bad but hot! Kevin Connolly's character is really sweet. He's my fave :) Ginnifer Goodwin has a great smile and lovely clothes.
October 14, 2012
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As far as romantic comedies are concerned, I'm usually apprehensive about watching them. I think it's a case of clichéd, predictability that ruins kit for me. But with this film, I thought it was different take on the usual romantic comedy. The result is not a perfect film, but is definitely better than many other rom-coms out there who are predictable and rely on the standard formula that has plagued the genre. I thought that the film was pretty good for what it was, and that it was different than most rom-com, which was a great. The cast here are great and I very much enjoyed the performances. He's Just Not That Into You is flawed, but for the most part, it works well. The film is uneven at times, but there's a certain charm to this film, that's impossible to hate. I'm very picky when it comes to these types of films, but I enjoyed the film for its different approach to the genre. The film is funny and the cast is good, however there are parts that could have been better. But this is still a good little comedy that has plenty of heart. He's Just Not That Into You is one of the few rom-coms that succeeds at actually being good entertainment. While most films in the genre are painfully dull, this one has enough originality to keep you interested. A rom-com that is very different, this one is a must see for viewers tired of the same old formula. Give this one a shot, you may be surprised at how good it really is. He's Just Not That Into is a different type of, and a welcome new on the traditional rom-com formula.
June 5, 2012
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

Super Reviewer

Wow, Ginnifer Goodwin and Scarlett Johansson really did womankind a huuuuge favour by portraying women as unstable, nervous wrecks who spend their entire lives obsessing over signals from men as opposed to, oh, say, doing work or anything. I added half a star for the more mature relationship between Ben Affleck's reliable, charming (too-good-to-be-true) Neil and goodness knows Jennifer Aniston is always a welcome presence. I have never liked Bradley Cooper in any of his roles.
April 12, 2012
Letitia Lew

Super Reviewer

Somewhat painful, but the faux-documentary style was charming and the all-star cast did a lot to make the movie feel authentic. A few great lines in the movie, but too much space between them. I couldn't help thinking that this movie is a poor man's "Crazy Stupid Love" throughout its entirety ... which, from me, is actually high praise.

Best part was that I watched and reviewed it on Flixster. Might have gotten an extra 1/2 star because of that.
January 1, 2012
jarobb3

Super Reviewer

    1. Alex: If a guy treats you like he really doesn't give a shit, then he really doesn't give a shit.
    – Submitted by Joe N (12 months ago)
    1. Beth: I just need you to stop being nice to me unless you're gonna marry me.
    – Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
    1. Gigi: A girl will never forget the first boy she ever likes.
    – Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
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