Monday’s Movie: He’s Just Not That Into You



I invite everybody to participate in the weekly MEME and write about any movies, television or big screen, that you’ve seen over the past week and write about it.  Please feel free to use the above logo photo in your post and/or link back to the site.  I will post every Sunday Night or Monday Morning on the movie I’ve seen from the past week.  I’m hoping that there are other movie buffs out there who will enjoy the MEME as much as I’m hoping to!  The only small request that I have is that you rate the movie out of 5 bags of popcorn (so, 1 bag out of 5, 2 bags out of 5, and so on). 



He’s Just Not That Into You


hes-just-not-that-into-youDirector:  Ken Kwapis

Release Date:  February 6, 2009

Starring:  Justin Long, Drew Barrymore, Ginnifer Goodwin, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Scarlet Johansson, Bradley Cooper, Kris Kristofferson

Type:  Romantic Comedy

Rating:  PG-13

Runtime:  129 Minutes














Women tend to justify men’s actions in the dating/courting phase.

We romanticize things that just aren’t there.  

Waiting for the call from him.  It’s torturous at times.

The games people play… completely unnecessary, but seemingly unavoidable. 

Why does dating have to be sooo hard? 


I read the book that this movie was based on MANY MOONS ago.  I really liked it because it spoke so frankly about the facts of dating.  I passed it onto a girlfriend in a bad relationship.  I never saw the book again, but she did end up dumping him!

Some of my favorite actors are in this movie:  Jennifer Aniston, Ginnifer Goodwin, Drew Barrymore and Scarlett Johansson.  This was my first introduction to Justin Long in a movie and to Kevin Connolly, completely.  I enjoyed the eye candy that is Bradley Cooper… those eyes… OMG those eyes… and Ben Affleck.  I’m typically not a Ben fan, but I enjoyed him in this movie.  He came across with more maturity, hence he appealed to me more. 


I think that the movie was completely predictable and the story-line was therefore boring me to tears.  However, I did enjoy the chemistry of Ginnifer Goodwin and Justin Long.  Apparently, they dated some time before working together in this movie.  Their story was sweet and I wished that we had more time with these two characters.

Another moving part was the scene between Ben Affleck and Jennifer Aniston when he moves home.  I choked up a bit. 

It’s a good Sunday afternoon rental… or a chick flick to catch in your jammies with a girlfriend with a big bowl o’ popcorn.  But, it is not the best romantic comedy that I’ve seen in a while.   Sorry… just way too predictable.

Oh… KUDOS to Scarlett Johansson for just commanding that camera!  It loves you and you looked gorgeous the entire flick!

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7 Responses

  1. Nicole

    June 29th, 2009 at 2:34 am

    Wow. It looks like movies were popular last week. Glad that you were able to get some thing at least from the movie. I wasn’t a huge fan of the book and kind of puzzled by the need to make a real live movie from a tip book.
    .-= Nicole´s last blog ..This Just In! Royal Blood, by Rona Sharon =-.

  2. Menagerie

    June 29th, 2009 at 5:34 am

    I thought the book was somewhat “cheeky” and fun. I rather enjoyed it! Plus, I’m a sucker for any romantic comedy movie.

  3. Jo-Jo

    June 29th, 2009 at 6:49 am

    I think I had similar thoughts to this movie….not my favorite romance but worth watching it. Bradley Cooper definitely has the eye candy thing going on.
    .-= Jo-Jo´s last blog ..Friday Finds-June 26 =-.

  4. Florinda

    June 29th, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Bit o’ trivia: Ginnifer Goodwin and Justin Long worked together on the TV series Ed several years ago; her character had a crush on his. Didn’t know they had dated in real life, though.

    As for the movies, I saw Star Trek for the third time this weekend (fourth time for my husband) :-).
    .-= Florinda´s last blog ..The Mom Alarm: It works long range, and it’s never turned off =-.

  5. Literary Feline

    June 29th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    So many of them have become predictable, haven’t they? But sometimes that’s what I want. :-) I’ll probably catch this one someday.
    .-= Literary Feline´s last blog ..Monday At the Movies: June Movies & Action Heroes =-.

  6. lenore

    July 1st, 2009 at 12:04 am

    This has really grown into a popular meme! Good for you :)
    .-= lenore´s last blog ..Library Thing Tuesday (60) + picture of Emmy =-.

  7. Menagerie

    July 1st, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Thanks, Lenore! But, not as popular as the kitteh!

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