Women as caricatures
Producers: Drew Barrymore,Nancy Juvonen
Director: Ken Kwapis
Stars: Drew Barrymore,Jennifer Aniston,Ben Affleck,Scarlett Johansson,Justin Long,Jennifer Connelly,Bradley Cooper
A romantic comedy based on the widely-popular bestseller from Sex And The City writers Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo,Hes Just Not That Into You tells the stories of a group of interconnected,Baltimore-based twenty and thirty somethings as they navigate their various relationships.
The story centers around Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin),a copywriter. Unlucky in love,she seeks advice from her equally-ineffectual co-workers Janine (Jennifer Connelly) and Beth (Jennifer Aniston). The former is in a sexless marriage with her music industry professional husband Ben (Bradley Cooper) who is bedding a wannabe singer Anna (Scarlett Johansson). And Beth cant get her live-in partner of seven years,Neil (Ben Affleck),to commit to some form of nuptials. While Janine and Beth seek help from their friend,editor Mary (Drew Barrymore),Gigi develops a platonic bond with a bar manager Alex (Justin Long),with whose help,Gigi hopes to find Mr. Right…
Director Ken Kwapis is certainly inept at handling women-specific material. He makes them look like caricatures. If at all the film doesnt fall into a pit its because of the actors led by Jennifer Aniston and Drew Barrymore. The rest of the film is quite average and predictable.
One star for performances. One for script.