He’s Just Not That Into You

Year: 2009
Production Co: Flower Films
Studio: New Line Cinema
Director: Ken Kwapis
Producer: Drew Barrymore
Writer: Aby Kohn/Mark Silverstein
Cast: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly, Ginnifer Goodwin, Justin Long, Bradley Cooper, Drew Barrymore, Kris Kristofferson, Luis Guzman
How they got so many stars together in one place is the first amazing thing, the second is how fabulous Drew Barrymore looks beside the much younger and fresher Scarlett Johansson.

Adapted from the popular book, this film takes a few of the central ideas and tells a Nashville/Big Chill-style story about a large group of people who are loosely connected, zeroing in on all their foibles when it comes to dating and love. Most of them are charming, funny, insightful and honest, though the whole thing feels a little lengthy.

The performances range across the spectrum, with cute as a button Ginnifer Goodwin and Justin Long (kind of slumming it in a role he's proving better than of late) providing the teen appeal and Ben Affleck and Jennifer Aniston feeling like grown ups in a kids' sandbox by comparison, everyone else mostly in between.

Cute, sweet and attractive - everything a Hollywood romantic comedy should be. How studio hack Ken Kwapis got this gig after the risible License to Wed is a miracle.

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