He’s Just Not That Into You (2009, Ken Kwapis)

Director Kwapis made classic punchline film Dunston Checks In (and it doesn’t help that I imagine his last name sounding like “crappest”). Movie landed the writers of Never Been Kissed, producer of Dumb and Dumberer, cinematographer of Antitrust and music composer of Free Willy 3 (no, not Michael Jackson). All that wouldn’t have sounded good on a poster, so it focused on the actresses instead.

Ginnifer Goodwin (Porn ‘n Chicken) is the irritating main character, a desperate love-starved stalker who’s gets simplistic love advice from bartender Mac Guy Justin Long (Herbie: Fully Loaded). Grocery store checkout-aisle magazine star Jennifer Aniston (Leprechaun) has a perfect relationship with perfect guy Ben Affleck (Reindeer Games) but he won’t marry her. Hair-gelled Bradley Cooper (Midnight Meat Train) is married to his neat-freak high-school sweetheart Jennifer Connelly (Dark Water), passive-aggressively sleeps around with flirty wannabe-singer Scarlett Johansson (Home Alone 3, Eight Legged Freaks) which naturally breaks up his marriage. Realtor Kevin Connolly (John Q, Rocky V) dates Ginnifer once, dates Scarlett long-term, provides gay jokes. Drew Barrymore (Freddy Got Fingered, Batman Forever) produced, plays a coworker at Goodwin & Aniston(?)’s design company, and appearances from Kris Kristofferson (as Aniston’s heart-attack-having father) and Luis Guzm├ín (as Connelly’s home renovation contractor) keep guys like me entertained during the otherwise entirely-chick flick. I found it pretty bearable overall. Katy liked it I think.

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