TOP 100 MOVIES in 2009

2014 MOVIES
2013 MOVIES
2012 MOVIES
2011 MOVIES
2010 MOVIES
2009 MOVIES
2008 MOVIES
2007 MOVIES
2006 MOVIES
2005 MOVIES
2004 MOVIES
2003 MOVIES
2002 MOVIES
2001 MOVIES
2000 MOVIES
1999 MOVIES
1998 MOVIES
1997 MOVIES
1996 MOVIES
1995 MOVIES
1994 MOVIES
1993 MOVIES
1992 MOVIES
1991 MOVIES
1990 MOVIES
1989 MOVIES
1988 MOVIES
1987 MOVIES
1986 MOVIES
1985 MOVIES
1984 MOVIES
1983 MOVIES
1982 MOVIES
1981 MOVIES
1980 MOVIES
1979 MOVIES
1978 MOVIES
1977 MOVIES
1976 MOVIES
1975 MOVIES
1974 MOVIES
1973 MOVIES
1972 MOVIES
1971 MOVIES
1970 MOVIES
1969 MOVIES

HOME PAGE
Movie Videos
Films by Year
Films by Director
Films by Actor
Films by Actress
Films by Alphabet
Film Characters
Film Franchises

Writing Deadlines
Submit your LOGLINE
Screenplay Contest
TV Script Contest
1st Scene Contest
Short Story Contest
Essay Contest
Play Contest
Book Contest
Poetry Contest
Horror Contest
Fantasy Contest
Comic Book Contest
Classic TV Contest

FREE MOVIES
Horror MOVIES
WATCH MOVIES
WATCH TV

YouTube Reviews
TV YouTube
Movie YouTube
Walking Dead
Breaking Bad
Girls
Homeland
The West Wing
Boardwalk Empire

Subscribe To This Site
XML RSS
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines
 

HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU, 2009
Movie Review

Search 1,000 of MOVIES
CLICK and WATCH MOVIES ONLINE!
WATCH VIDEO MOVIE REVIEW:
2009 MOVIE BESTTOP 100 MOVIES from 2009


See the LIST
 Every movie from 2009

See over 200 plus films!

2009 MOVIE BEST2009 Movie Best

Over 500 genres of 2009
 TOP 50 Movie Franchises

All-time film franchises!



HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU
Movie Review
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck
Review by Matthew Toffolo



SYNOPSIS:

The Baltimore-set movie of interconnecting story arcs deals with the challenges of reading or misreading human behavior.

REVIEW:

I have to admit that this film grew on me. I didn't really get it at first and then I realized what they were trying to pull off and I started to like it.

So He's Just Not That Into You is a lot like that one you end up dating after not liking them at first. It's almost a cliche story where future couples talk about how they didn't like their eventual soul mate, but of course you end of getting together because your initial feelings of them were due to confusion and lack of understanding.

And I was confused at first when watching this film. The first hour is a set up of how girls get insecure because of all the games the guys play and how they (I) don't state our true feelings to them. So the girls end of getting 'confused' by the guy's confusions of what they are feeling. And round and round we go.

But I thought it was us guys who were just the insecure ones and the girls were ALWAYS in the so called power position. So I didn't get any of this stuff at the beginning.

Then at the half way point, He's Just Not That Into You shifts to the guy's insecurities towards woman. It seems that (generally of course) girls hit their emotions right away and are forced to deal with it, while guys take awhile to really realize what they are feeling or just never figure it out at all.

So in the end both men and woman are left feeling the same way. And the thesis of this film is that perhaps just moving onwards no matter what happens it what it's all about. Beginnings sometimes start great (new relationship) or start bad (end of relationship), but as long as you keep going, that's all that matters.


Ensemble films are hard to do. You have yourself 8-10 characters who interweave into each others lives. 99% of all films just have 1-2 main characters and are the ones who drive the film forward as we the audience are emotionally engaged to them.

In a film like this, it's the overall theme of the story that needs to carry the film because only one storyline gets about 25 minutes of screen time. It's kind of like lining up dominoes. Each character must run into each other so the dominoes can fall and if just one of them isn't lined up properly then there is a halt -- and in an ensemble film when a halt happens we the audience tune away from the film no matter how proper the other dominoes are lined up.

And of course it's all subjective. Some of us won't like certain storylines for many reasons that have nothing to do with the film at all. Stories could be just too close to their own personal experience, not relatable at all to them, or they just don't like a certain actor.

Ensemble films could be the toughest films to make.

The Jennifer Goodwin and Justin Long story is the best story of the bunch and the filmmakers easily gives this story the most screen time. These are two characters we can't help but love because they are so real. They are flawed people with issues of intimacy, but want to talk their flaws out. Both actors are coming into their own as this seems to be Justin Long's first 'adult' role. And Goodwin is a terrific actress who can now be seen on HBO's TV series Big Love. Her character is easily the heart and soul of the film.

The other relationship stories are not nearly as good. But like I said, it's all subjective. Perhaps I liked that story the most because I related to it the most. Goodwin's character is someone I'm usually attracted to. And Long's character is a lot like me. He's a manager of a bar who likes to study the customers to understand our societal customs. I used to be a grocery store manager and I did exactly the same thing.

Overall, it did want to me to take a look at my past ensemble film favorites: Short Cuts, Love Actually, Magnolia! Three different films but with the same formula for telling a story.

He's Just Not That Into You doesn't compare with those films in my opinion, but it's definitely a great date movie and I'm sure it will do well at the box office.

SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your SCREENPLAY
Voted #1 screenplay contest in the world!
NEW MOVIE REVIEWSNEW MOVIE REVIEWS
Read Today's POSTED REVIEWS
MOVIE KILLSEE 1000s of PICTURES
Best of photos, images and pics
MOVIE YEARMOVIES YEAR BY YEAR
Pages from 1900 to present


Return from Hes Just Not That Into You to home page


footer for He's Just Not That Into You page