Opening 12 Feb 2009
Writing credits: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein, Greg Behrendt, Liz Tuccillo
Principal actors: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kevin Connolly, Scarlett Johansson, Bradley Cooper, Justin Long
Directed by Ken Kwapis, screenplay by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, starring Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connoly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson and Justin Long.
Based on the bestselling book of the same title by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, this is a comedy about relationships and reading the signals sent by potential or real-life partners. The main characters, played by a star-studded cast, are busy finding or losing love and talking about it. While I still fondly remember the Sex and the City episode sparked by Behrend and Tuccillo’s book (Miranda learns from Carrie’s boyfriend that a guy who doesn’t want to come up after a date is “just not that into you”), I’ll probably soon forget this none too entertaining, formulaic movie. (Christa Greiff)