He’s Just Not That Into You is a charming romantic unrequited love movie from the year 2009, starring Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson and Justin Long. Watch the trailer for a quick impression:
The main character is a woman who always misreads the signals that she gets from men. Meaningless and mundane actions and comments from men turn into signal of romantic interest – at least in her own mind. The way she overreacts to a simple smile is really funny – the only thing of course is that when the guy doesn’t call her and doesn’t make a move, she gets very upset. She always gets her hopes up high and is convinced that a man is interested in her – even though that is clearly not the case.
Finally she befriends a bar keeper who tells her what’s going on, and that she is simply making the mistake of reading too much into what men communicate with her.
But the nice thing about this unrequited love movie is that it’s a multi-plot movie. So it’s not just the story of that girl, but there are more unrequited love stories of other couples that are also intertwined into the movie – and that is one reason why there are so many big name movie stars playing in this movie.
If you are looking for light, happy-ending Hollywood kind of entertainment and just need a bit of cheering up, something that can put a smile on your face when you suffer from unrequited love, this movie is a good choice.