Friday, February 6, 2009

All Signs Point To "Don't Watch This Movie"

“He’s Just Not That Into You” is rated PG-13 (Women strongly cautioned). Dating is lethally depressing.

(Bold mine.) That's the impression I'm getting--and if the New York Observer's take on the movie isn't enough to scare you away, then I don't think anything will.

I can already see myself watching this movie and becoming incredibly angry and depressed. Ginnifer Goodwin's character alone will make me want to punch somebody.

Can Hollywood make uplifiting, genuine romantic comedies anymore?


John said...

When the reviewer considers what Thelma and/or Louise would do in these situations, I can't help but think of Fiona from Burn Notice, who takes what she wants and who is usually as subtle as a gas-powered chainsaw. I'd willingly see a romantic comedy that followed someone like that!

MediaMaven said...

Same here! But that doesn't guarantee that the movie won't be anger-inducing or depressing, unfortunately.