Monday, March 16, 2009
REALLY not into them
Where are the dropping anvils when you need them?
I finally saw "He's Just Not That Into You" yesterday and, oh MY...it was annoyingly bad. It was wishing-cartoon-violence-to-most-of-the-main characters bad.
Now, I'm usually a big supporter of the chick-flick. I tend to enjoy them and, because of that, many of my favorite films of all time are in that catagory ("When Harry Met Sally", "Terms of Endearment", "While You Were Sleeping").
So, I was kind of looking forward to this film, even though the reviews were not great (which isn't uncommon for most chick-flicks). I thought perhaps the interesting ensemble cast might balance things out.
Not so much.
I don't think I've ever disliked a random collection of characters so quickly in a movie.
The people in this movie make one unrealistic choice and decision after another and, while doing it, blindly support and offer ridiculous advice to each other in the process. They're all co-dependent, whiny, stalking messes who seem incapable of making even one sane decision in the face of romantic adversity.
They're worse than the characters on "Grey's Anatomy" and you know that isn't good.
No wonder men don't want to be with any of them...the only thing that kept me in my seat to the end was the slim hope that at least one of them would learn a lesson, make a healthy decision, reveal a backbone, or, if not that, at least be the victim of a cartoon tragic ending (ie: anvil or piano falling from the sky).
But no such luck.
So, if you haven't seen it...wait for DVD and let someone else pay for it when you do finally rent it.
Oh...and drink a lot before viewing.