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Friday Film: “He’s Just Not That Into You”

Do you ever wonder what is wrong with the relationships you are making or the people with whom you are trying to build those relationships? What is it with people who are not treating you well or not respect you at all? What if there was a good explanation when it comes to the signs people are showing to you but you do not get?

The film that got me through college and made me understand the behavior of every person I stumbled on, comes with an equally awesome book, which is the perfect guide for every single person you meet or flirt with. “He’s Just Not That Into You” is the 2009 comedy/romance film which title is basically the answer to all of your questions and is based on the self-help book of the same name by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, the masterminds behind this. Ken Kwapis who directed this hilarious and educatory movie is mostly known for his works in “A Walk in the Woods”, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and “Big Miracle”. Having read the book and watched the film, I can assure you that they are both marvelous and equally worthwhile. I will be back next Friday with another one of my favorite movies that you must watch.

Gigi Haim (Ginnifer Goodwin,  “Something Borrowed”, “Once Upon A Time”, “A Single Man”) is a young woman who tries to find her prince charming while going on many unsuccessful dates. After not getting a call-back from Conor Barry (Kevin Connolly,  “The Notebook”, “Entourage”) she decides to go to the bar where he frequents to see him. However, instead of Conor, she meets his friend Alex (Justin Long,  “Jeepers Creepers”, “Live Free or Die Hard”, “Drag Me to Hell”), who works there with whom she soon become friends with and he helps her to interpret the subtle signs given out by her dates.

What made me love this movie apart from totally relating to everything around it is the great comedy it offers you along with its advices. Adding a humorous note to a rather educating but also distressing subject like the fact that someone is not that into you to grab the phone and give you a call, is a good way to approach the audience and ease them. Moreover, it is also a great way to establish a connection between the “ugly truth” and the viewers since, as a woman, I wanted to leave the film with a light heart and a nice feeling about all of these, which is exactly what happened and that is why I bought the book and read it afterwards. Needless to say that all the advices and the lessons this film contains are priceless, logical and what you need to know in order to be able to distinguish between people who are worth your time and the ones who are not.

In addition to the comic element, the parallel different relationship stories, which help you see the different kinds of behavior people show, was the other memorable element, which made this film one of the must-watch movies. Apart from the great cast, which includes some honorable actors like Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Scarlett Johansson, Bradley Cooper and Drew Barrymore, these stories were interesting and fundamental for the plot and the points the movie wanted to make. Nevertheless, the bond you are able to form with every single one of these characters because, of course you were once in the same or a similar situation as them, is magnificent and what you will remember even after the end of the film.

Do you want to know the secret between every failed, meaningless and time-wasting relationship you had? Watch “He’s Just Not That Into You” and get obsessed with this great movie filled with tips and advices everybody needs to know. Have fun.

I will be back next Friday with another one of my favorite movies that you must watch.

Until then, leave your comments below and let us know what your thoughts on this movie are and if you enjoyed watching it.


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