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He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

Director:
Ken Kwapis
COUNTRY
USA/Germany/
Netherlands
GENRE
Comedy/Romance
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Han er faktisk ikke interessert
RUNNING TIME
129 minutes
Producer:
Nancy Juvonen
Screenwriter (based on a book by G. Behrendt and L. Tuccillo):
Abby Kohn
Marc Silverstein


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Gigi Ginnifer Goodwin
Conor Kevin Connolly
Anna Scarlett Johansson
Ben Bradley Cooper
Alex Justin Long
Neil Ben Affleck
Beth Jennifer Aniston
Janine Jennifer Connelly
Mary Drew Barrymore
Amber Natasha Leggero
Kelli Ann Busy Phillips
Jarrad Brandon Keener

 

Review

In the world of He's Just Not That Into You, people seem to spend twenty-four hours a day concerned about relationships and dating (and occasionally interior design). They're remarkably good at finding attractive prospects, but incredibly bad at knowing how to handle them. The writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (1999's Never Been Kissed) are obviously fascinated by having beautiful 30-somethings run around like awkward 18-year-olds, looking for love and supposedly educating us. The idea isn't particularly bright or groundbreaking, but by throwing in a heap of stars and keep insisting that it's all very cute and funny, director Ken Kwapis does manage to create a useful semi-romantic comedy for young couples and desperate single girls. The performances are solid, especially from those in the ensemble who refrain from being too manic. Ben Affleck demonstrates that learning from your kid brother can sometimes be a clever move, and Justin Long takes another step towards superstardom in a well-balanced part.

 

Copyright 25.6.2009 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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