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

Better than I thought it would be, which makes sense with such a great cast. With pretty solid advice in the title.

- janna, Thursday, September 2, 2010

5 stars

When I thought about going to see this movie I wasn't sure I would like it. I mean I wanted to but online from others some said it was good and some said it wasn't worth the bother. Well, today to me, this movie proved to those who said don't bother wrong. The movie centers around three friends: Beth (Jennifer Aniston),Janine (Jennifer Connelly),Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin),and someone not part of the group of friends Anna (Scarlett Johansson). Beth is trying to deal with the fact that her boyfriend of seven years, Neil (Ben Affleck) doesn't believe in marriage, therefore, this puts her in a situation. Gigi tries to figure out why a guy won't call, which she gets help from a mans side of view Alex (Justin Long), who doesn't know everything he says he does. Janine and her husband Ben (Bradley Cooper), struggle with the difficulties that come with marriage, which becomes worse when Anna and Ben begin sleeping together. Anna's friend Connor (Kevin Connolly), is confused on why Anna won't sleep with him anymore, and someone else that works in the real estate business Mary (Drew Barrymore) just like Connor, is confused on why her myspace love Jude won't call. All in all this movie was very well put together, and to those ladies looking for a good romantic comedy this movie is for you! It's just a very good movie!!! The book is really good too. Just a really good romantic comedy. :) Love it! :) After a long time I constantly find a need to watch this movie :) :) :) :)

- movieguru12, Saturday, July 2, 2011

0 star

All men are assholes and can't be trusted, all women are stupid and are a pain in the arse, this film has some of the best performances ever, is one of the best written scripts of all time and is probably one of the greatest films of all time!!!

- SirPant, Monday, August 16, 2010