“Everyone is a critic.” My Critic on “He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)” movie

First of all this movie and storyline could probably was written by a man. And not because we woman lie to each other about men and their stupid ‘dating rules’ but because woman are sensitive to each other and we do not say “He’s Just Not That Into You”, we say to each other “He Doesn’t or Didn’t Deserve You”.

Great thing that I’m married, I have what I call my safety blanket. (Silly girl talk here!.) And I don’t go through that nightmare anymore. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t speak of the ‘dating world’ or the ‘dating rules” or that we do not face interrelation drama with people we face in our lives daily:

1. Less is More
2. Never put out on the 1st date
3. Don’t make yourself to available
4. Don’t be yourself
5. Wait for the guy/or girl to call first or wait 3 days before calling someone, etc.

And blah, blah, blah. As if these outdated rules will apply to the times we are living now or to all type of the many varied people out there that are dating now.

Back to the movie “He’s Just Not That Into You”. There a few things thing right that they say in this movie, one if them is that all those popular Social Networks, Twitter, Facebook, Tumbler, My Yearbook, and even the almost obsolete My Space, are turning into booty call sites, which the latest one is obviously that. Another thing I agree with this movie is the fact that ALL MEN ARE PLAYERS & MOST ARE CHEATER WHO PLAY THE INNOCENT CARD. I also like the women in the movie, who are God Getter, brave, smart, and independent women.

Besides that I think this movie needed to show both side’s equally, not just the male perspective. And the idea of being guided by a set of rules when it comes to relationships makes my stomach hurl, and my great-grandma’s bones twirl in her grave, cause I know that old gypsy, (how I like to imagining her), was more open-minded and opinionated against stupid rules than I am…

Overall if I were to grade this movie. I would give it a “C”.

Author/Blogger: Evelyn Lallave-Rodriguez (St. Petersburg, FL.)


If you like ‘Dating Rules’ find these very good mature rules/advises below:


“Emily, a 29-year-old graduate student, says: “If there are rules, they are a non-conscious part of my ideology. I date such vastly different people, I don’t even know what common thread would align them on the rules scale.”

Many singles are finding themselves in the same situation, not knowing what rules apply to dating in the new millennium.”….

Sam, 24, confesses: “I can’t read women anymore. Some women want men to act out the traditional chivalrous role. Others are extremely independent and are offended if you open the door for them.”