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Friday, February 13, 2009

He's Just Not That Into You

10:37 AM |

A review...

In it's opening weekend, my girl friends and I got together and went to see the movie "He's Just Not That Into You." The theater was packed with women who had either read the book, heard good things about the book or just really were looking to see what insight was going to come through. I just went to see what it was all about. It the beginning it started out promising. Showing how from young children women are taught that if a boy is mean to you on the playground he likes you. Which then leads to us chasing them onto adult-hood. For me that's where the "I hadn't thought of that" ended.

Overall the movie wasn't bad. I think it said some very obvious things. However it really made girls look absolutely crazy! I mean that movie made women look like needy, marriage pushing, stalkers, so desperate for attention and that all mighty ring. In a whole it shone more of a light onto women's crazies than on what to look for to tell if a guy is into you or not.

Their one downfall was the fact that they had to wrap everything up in a nice and tidy bow. I guess the exec's heard that the audience would be women and tried to give it all a happy ending. Probably some focus group told them that's what women liked so that's what they gave us: An unrealistic happy ending for damn near everyone in a move that's supposed to be about how to tell when men aren't into you. I have never heard more white girls shout at the screen before in a movie. Not "aww" or "whoo" but "This Is BULLSHIT!"

After the movie I read the book and it was a good. The one I read was for daily use so it was more of a bullet point of the lessons, which I like. It also was good at uplifting a woman's self-esteem. Letting them know that they are worthy of attention and love and if the one you're with isn't giving that to you move on. My favorite line "Don't waste the pretty". Overall the book had little use for me cause hell, I am not dillusional about wether or not a guy likes me. But I do think if you are ever in that limbo stage, this book and this movie does a really good job of helping you understand if "He's Just Not That Into You".