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He's Just Not That Into You (Review)

All-star cast can't save lame script

By Cole Smithey · February 10th, 2009 · Movies

More of a romantic train wreck than a comedy, He's Just Not That Into You is like a moderated game of heartbreak musical chairs. Screenwriting duo Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein turned Greg Behrendt's and Liz Tuccillo's self-help book into whiny little movie about a group of interconnected, spoiled-brat Baltimore twentysomethings who either don't know what they want, don't know how to get what they want or haven't a clue about how to keep what they already have.

Destined to be called the “Jennifer movie” because it stars Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly and Ginnifer Goodwin, the story grinds gears between a series of bumpy subplots rather than fully developed set pieces. From its lack of comic timing and romantic suspense, it's clear that none of the filmmakers has ever seen a Woody Allen movie. Cheating, trying to get laid and attempting to wrangle the opposite sex into marriage or something quite like it never seemed so dull. Grade: C-

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