I didn't realize until rewatching this much later, but this movie shaped my dating theory from an early age into "take no shit"
Nice acting, well directed. An excellent time-pass.
Good actors but weird storyline !
"The Exception, not the rule.." refers to a line repeated throughout the movie but I thought it could also refer to the recent trend of these all-star cast movies not being equal to the sum of their parts. There is a long history of let downs like Dr. T and the Women. Though this movie isn't great, it is at least enjoyable and bucks that trend. It is very slow starting with an awkward attempt to introduce you to the interwoven cast of relationship misfits with very few laughs. But it does improve with Scarlett Johansson turning in one of her better performances. You may not like what she stands for in this movie, but she makes you believe it anyway. As you look at the credits you see a list of names that have starred in many movies but you will be surprised at who "stars" in this movie. It is Ginnifer Goodwin playing Gigi, the hopelessly gullible one-date machine. She is the bright spot in this movie and her scenes with Alex (Justin Long) provide enough spark to keep the flame of the rest of the film burning. I'm not sure if the script was written for her to be the focus or it just developed into that but she was excellent. Look for Kumar as a gay friend of Mary(Drew Barrymore in a just above cameo status appearance) and a nice short performance for Kris Kristofferson. The movie ends with the neat wrap-up for all the characters with a kind of Love Actually feel. Some get what they thought they wanted and others get their freedom, but everyone seems happy. Overall I think this movie lacks an identity, not sure whether it is a comedy, drama, or social commentary as evidenced by the scene where the editor has decided to cut from a heart attack at a wedding reception to a party scene with a cold transition. Just strange editing.
Un gran elenco para una película plana, con diálogos vacíos y llena de tópicos machistas.
This movie has EVERYTHING. Is extremely sexist, treats women like stupid pieces of meat who need man's guidance because they aren't smart enough to know when a guy "is not that into them". and portrays them as crazy and needy, not only that, when its the other way around and its the girl who isn't into the guy she is seen as a someone who can't make up her mind. The movie is disgusting, it has also some homophobic scenes to top it all of. Not even a fairly good cast (WTF were they thinking) can turn around the fact that this is the shittiest movie I've watched in a long time. Just awful.
Qué les pasa a los hombres