Rating: 2.5 stars
So let me get this straight: He’s Just Not That Into You is a movie based on a self-help book based on an episode of a TV show (Sex and the City).
And yet, with all that seemingly against it, it actually manages to be something of a (qualified) success. The movie cleverly weaves the basic message of the book—that men aren’t that complicated and usually make their feelings and desires pretty explicitly known—into a series of interrelated stories about dating, love, and miscommunication. It even manages to update the book, by acknowledging technology’s role in today’s dating Babel. (Although, its vocabulary on that front is so last year—nary a mention of Facebook of Twitter). Oh, and the best part? It’s set in Baltimore!
Gennifer Goodwin plays Gigi, your basic misinterpreter of male signs. She starts out the film on a chemistry-free date with real estate agent Conor (Kevin Connolly) and then proceeds to analyze his...