Hes Just Not That Into You

Theatrical Release: February 6, 2009
Hes Just Not That Into You


Based on the best-selling book by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo.

The Baltimore-set movie of interconnecting story arcs deals with the challenges of reading or misreading human behavior. Jennifer Connelly plays a woman stuck in a tired marriage with Cooper’s character. Kevin Connolly, meanwhile, is a man pining after a woman, still not cast, who is having an affair with Cooper.

Goodwin is a young woman obsessed with Kevin Connolly’s character who tries to set up accidental meetings with him only to run across his friend, played by Long, who takes her on as a “My Fair Lady” experiment.

Barrymore plays a woman perpetually confused by dating, now more than ever in a culture that is more obsessed with technology than actual human contact.

Dove Review

Although this is considered a “chick flick” there are lessons for all age groups. But a family-friendly film it is not. It deals with relationships and the differences between the sexes and how they deal with these differences. This story shows a wide range of emotions and how they relate to dating and marriage. People in the dating world can relate to many of the scenarios that are shown. Those who are married may question their feelings.

The movie is a comedy at times and there are other times when people will relate so well to the story that it may bring them to tears. No matter how you look at this movie we cannot award it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Couples kiss; unmarried couple in bed together; woman flirting with married man; married man having an affair and shown in bed with woman; a couple having an affair are shown groping each other in man's office; wife wants to have sex with husband in office; discussion regarding sex life, woman talks about her cheating husbands and her affairs.
Language: F-2; S-28; A-8; Slang for breasts-1; Slang for male genitals-1; Craps-2; D-1; G/OMG-13; J-1; Chr*st-1; Booty Call-1
Violence: Boy pushes little girl down; woman smashes mirror.
Drugs: Many drinking scenes; couple have drinks at bar; man buys beer at store; man accused of smoking; man smoking cigarette; man holding a cigar.
Nudity: Cleavage; woman undresses and jumps into pool but nudity not shown on screen; woman in bra and underpants; man shown in bed and is assumed to be naked.
Other: Relationships; discussion about being married or not; feelings about dating.


Company: New Line Cinema
Writer: Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein
Director: Ken Kwapis
Producer: Nancy Juvonen
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 129 min.
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Ben Affleck
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe