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He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

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This Baltimore-set movie of interconnecting story arcs deals with the challenges of reading or misreading human behavior.

Director:

Ken Kwapis
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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Lily ... 5 Year Old Girl
Trenton Rogers ... 6 Year Old Boy
Michelle Carmichael Michelle Carmichael ... Mother
Jasmine Woods ... Crying 20-Something (as Kristen Faye Hunter)
Sabrina Revelle ... Consoling Friend
Zoe Jarman ... Sorority Girl (as Zoë Jarman)
Alia Rhiana Eckerman ... Sorority Girl
Julia Pennington Julia Pennington ... Sous Chef
Renee Scott Renee Scott ... Sous Chef
Chihiro Fujii Chihiro Fujii ... Tokyo Girl
Sachiko Ishida ... Tokyo Girl
Claudia DiMartino ... Jogger
Carmen Gloria Pérez ... Army Recruit (as Carmen Perez)
Traycee King ... Army Recruit
Délé Ogundiran ... African Woman (as Délé)
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Storyline

The needy Gigi Haim is a young woman seeking her prince charming somewhere amongst her unsuccessful dates. After dating estate agent Conor Barry, Gigi anxiously expects to receive a phone call from him. However Conor never calls her. Gigi decides to go to the bar where he frequents to see him, but she meets his friend Alex who works there. They become friends and Alex helps Gigi to interpret the subtle signs given out by her dates. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Are you the exception...or the rule?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jennifer Aniston has twenty minutes of screentime in this film, and Jennifer Connelly has twenty-five. See more »

Goofs

When Ben is teaching Janine the properties of wooden and engineered wood flooring, he's holding a dark brown wood in his left hand and a golden brown panel in his right. In the next shot, he holds up the golden wood in his left hand. In a moment, the panels have switched hands. See more »

Quotes

Neil: People who get married are not to be trusted. You know why? Because if you were legitimately happy, honestly you wouldn't feel the need to make a big show out of it. You wouldn't have to broadcast it. They do it because they're insecure and because they think that getting married is what they're supposed to be doing now. And so they're lying to themselves and they're lying to others.
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Referenced in iZombie: Brainless in Seattle, Part 1 (2018) See more »

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Don't You Want Me
Written by Jo Callis (as John Callis), Phil Oakey (as Philip Oakey), and Philip Adrian Wright (as Adrian Wright)
Performed by The Human League
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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I'm Just Not That Into This Movie
8 June 2009 | by evanston_dadSee all my reviews

A limp ensemble relationship movie that feels like the frustrated venting of a bitter single girl after a blind date gone badly awry.

This is the kind of movie where a bunch of 20 and 30-somethings own beautiful loft apartments they couldn't possibly afford and struggle with relationship issues that are just boring to watch other people grapple with if you yourself are over the age of 30. Once again we're expected to accept Jennifer Aniston as a sad sack who can't get a date after she dumps the long-time boyfriend (Ben Affleck, playing not so much a character as a woman's fantasy made real) who won't commit to marriage. Ginnifer Goodwin is the doormat who can't figure out why guys won't call her even though they say they will. Justin Long is terribly miscast as a womanizer who doesn't know when he's fallen in love himself (I can't look at him without seeing the image of his dork from "Dodgeball" getting hit in the face with a wrench, which is not far from what I wanted to do to his character in this movie). Jennifer Connelly and Bradley Cooper are the lone married couple in the film, and because this is a Hollywood movie about relationships, of course the married couple MUST be miserable. Scarlett Johanssen is a bombshell with giant knockers that I couldn't take my eyes off of; Drew Barrymore might as well not be in the movie, and only is because a.) she co-produced it and b.) the filmmakers needed a forum in which to introduce a bunch of stock gay characters. You want to throttle pretty much everyone by the time the movie's over; I settled for thanking God I didn't have to be friends with any of them.

Though the film was only written by two people, it has the feeling of something written by committee. Characters aren't consistent or believable; those played by Goodwin and Connelly more often than not come across as mentally ill. In the world of this film, there are only two kinds of marriages: the ones that end in adultery and bitterness, or the ones that end in a ridiculously romanticized version of happily-ever-after. No wonder so many people have trouble making marriages work if they're using films like this as examples.

What a dud, and probably solid evidence that movies shouldn't be adapted from smug and jokey self-help books written by jackass talk show hosts.

Grade: C+


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Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2009 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,785,487, 8 February 2009

Gross USA:

$93,953,653

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$178,866,158
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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