Box art for He's Just Not That Into You

He's Just Not That Into You

comedy, romance


A woman who can't seem to get a grip on the men in her life pursues an advice columnist who never quite knew what he wanted in a relationship.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    40%
  • Audience Score
    60%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 14
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
1 out of 5

Appealing but unsurprising romcom dispenses familiar wisdom.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this romantic comedy, while often charming, reinforces the idea that being in a relationship is the surest way to be happy. Both male and female characters conform to fairly standard romcom "types," and while the movie attempts to shed fresh light on the ups and downs of dating, it all boils down to how men and women long for someone to love. Expect some mild nudity (nothing sensitive shown), swearing, and social drinking. The question of whether or not one character is smoking in secret plays a significant role in the movie. One storyline deals with infidelity, and there are a few heated exchanges between couples.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how the film portrays dating and romance. Ask your teens if this is what they think adult relationships are really like.
  • Do the characters in the movie seem realistic, or are they exaggerated"types"? Are men really that unable to communicate? Are they reallythat insensitive? And is it really true that women can't -- or won't --read their signs?
  • Do you think the women in the movie are more or lessstereotyped than the men? Is that typical in Hollywood romanticcomedies?
  • What do you think of the role that cigarettes andsmoking play in the film? What's the impact of seeing smoking in movies?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: The story about five women navigating male treachery is so busy getting all its talking points in that it leaves no room for recognizable life.

- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Friday, February 6, 2009

Rotten: The movie gets smothered by one romantic comedy clich after another.

- Ben Lyons, At the Movies, Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fresh: I thought there was a level of sophistication in the relationships that I certainly did not expect.

- Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies, Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Audience Reviews

3 stars

An entertaining movie consists of various superstars. It turned out to be better than I expected it to be. A lot of sayings should be useful for people to know if he's into you or not and the ending is just turns out to be wonderful. I love this kind of movie where the actors are interconnected with each other and it probably is the best movie of its kind.

- nadirairdiana, Wednesday, December 22, 2010

2 stars

Total chick flick. I hate movies with like 6 sub plots and we have to keep up with which is in love with which. All the actors are in the shadow of all the other stories. The stories are really boring, nothing but bad relationship stories, I hated it. If you all want a boring chick flick, please watch this, be my guest.

- DreamExtractor, Friday, June 17, 2011

5 stars

Great film! A must see!

- murphmann93, Friday, June 24, 2011