Monday, February 16, 2009

He's Just Not That Into You

My Sisters

You're more than likely to identify friends, family, colleagues, casual acquaintances, and even yourself amongst the ensemble big-name cast assembled to bring to us this Valentine's customary film for that perfect date movie to ponder over our past, current, and probably future relationships with members of the opposite sex. It's a talkie movie for almost 130 minutes, but the fun factor here is to watch the cast go through some zany moments that you just might be guilty of perpetrating too.

It might seem like a pseudo-documentary at times split nicely into logical chapters, but truth is there are probably enough one liner fortune cookie sayings peppered throughout, that you can't help but to feel that it's like a quick instructional guide to affairs of the heart. While I can't vouch for the accuracies of some of the female psyche as put out in the film, those for the male I felt were pretty spot on at times, or at least as far as I'm concerned. That is, if I don't like, I'll run away. HA! And there's no second guessing needed for that because it's pretty obvious.

Music-wise you have the usual pop and ballads, and given the huge cast, there's plenty of room to categorize them into various cardboard characters for reasons so that each individual and characteristic could be explored further. Only Ben Affleck, and Drew Barrymore turn out to be nothing more than disappointing extras. As a date movie, this works, but you're likely to start guessing, second guessing, and lapse into those mindless games that make a relationship so darned complex already. Should be fun dissecting this movie with your movie date.

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