Friday, February 13, 2009

He's Just Not That Into You

You know that Hollywood has reached the bottom of the creative barrel when they present us with a movie based on a self-help book based on a single episode of a TV show based on a newspaper column.

Perhaps because of this pedigree, "He's Just Not That Into You" suffers from an excess of gimmickry. There are at least one too many story lines, the interwoven relationships are overly contrived, and the randomly inserted 'gal on the street' interviews bring what little momentum the film has to a screeching halt every twenty minutes or so. They are such a bad idea, in fact, that even 'Sex in the City' gave up on them after the first season or so.

That said, the movie isn't a complete disaster. What saves it is a talented and appealing cast - especially Justin "The Mac Guy" Long as the bartender who bestows his cynical wisdom upon the hapless but adorable Ginnifer Goodwin.

Just for them, I'll give it two and a half stars.

(for once, Murray agrees - but for reasons all his own.)

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