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Newest romantic flick features star-studded cast

After a full week of quantitative methods, chemistry and sociology, I had the chance to slip away with my friends to see the new romantic comedy, “He’s Just Not That Into You.”  
This long-awaited adaptation of the book, written by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, (who, not surprisingly, are also the minds behind “Sex and the City”) is stuffed with familiar names, such as Jennifer Aniston, Ginnifer Goodwin, Ben Affleck and Scarlett Johansson.
I experienced the new movie with a group of close friends. We were looking for nothing more than a cute, witty and flirty movie to help us appreciate our not-so-complicated lives.  As we walked out of the film, we were smiling and feeling good, which is all we could have hoped for.  
Depending on what types of relationships you’ve had, are in or wish to have, “He’s Just Not That Into You” is either hit or miss.  Actually, depending on your gender, this movie may or may not be your thing.
Simply put, if you find yourself fantasizing about those sexy doctors on “Grey’s Anatomy,” you will recommend this movie to everyone you know.
“He’s Just Not That Into You” is a perfect mix of attractive Hollywood stars, luxury Baltimore high-rise apartments, glamorous fashion and semi-embarrassing situations, all supposed to make you feel better about whatever dating situation you might be in.
Every person who sees this film will find it easy to relate to any of the characters.
One way or another, you have either known, have been or have been annoyed by a person reminiscent of certain cast members.  I just hope no girl in her right mind could be as desperate, psychotic and embarrassing as the main character, Gigi (Goodwin).
This movie exaggerates and expands on every classic female stereotype appealing to different crowds. In doing this, the plot seemed scattered and unrealistic, and the film lost its charm. 

There seemed to be a lack of overall character development in the film.  When introduced,  a character might seem wholesome and relatable.  Give the film about 30 minutes, and you will have a completely different view of that character. As the relationship between the eight main characters exposes itself to be an intertwined mess, you learn some characters are not as relatable as they might seem.
This happened quite a few times in the film.
When a seemingly innocent woman made the choice to seduce a married man, I found myself relating less and less.
However, I have to remember the warmness I felt when I left the theater. This film took several complex problems between couples and made them seem easily fixable.
I rarely enjoy movies that seem to be resolved too easily, but this one left me with a good feeling. Movies are meant to be an escape from real life, and when a person looks too critically into a silly romantic comedy, the magic and escape are lost.
You should not see this movie if you are looking to be moved, inspired or enlightened. However, if you are looking to get away from studying and have some laughs with a few friends, “He’s Just Not That Into You” is well worth your time.
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