Take a look at these women:
OK. Now please take a look at the title of their new film: He’s Just Not That Into You. Um, hello, disconnect. Ah, men – they’re a conundrum we here at AfterEllen.com are only too happy to leave to our more heterosexually-inclined sisters.
The first trailer for the advice-book-turned-movie by the same name was released this week. While the trailer doesn’t give us much of a plot, it does give us a glimpse of the enormous, star-studded ensemble cast including its five leading ladies: Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson and Ginnifer Goodwin. Oh, yeah, there are some fellas you might recognize too, like Ben Affleck, Justin Long, Kevin Connolly, and Bradley Cooper.
(For the high-definition version, click here.)
It’s hard to tell too much else about the film, other than that we’re sure to see a parade of dating and relationship disasters. While not necessarily original (I’ve seen the whole “I’ll call you” / “Why won’t he call” routine a million times in a million other movies), the cast looks perky and cute. I particularly like Jennifer Connelly in snarky-friend mode.
The film may qualify for straightest movie of the year, with all its guy-girl hook-ups and hang-ups. I did, however, catch a brief glimpse of Wilson Cruz (who will always be Rickie Vasquez to me) with assorted rainbow flags and Human Rights Campaign stickers in the background. But then I guess no modern film about women dating could be complete without some gay boy friends offering advice. (Call it the Will & Grace effect.)
I’m a little wary of the whole advice-book-turned-feature-film concept (I can almost see the Pixar folks drooling over an animated Who Moved My Cheese?) but the big cast may just win me over. Plus, I’m a sucker for any trailer that uses The Cure. Use “Friday I’m in Love” and I promptly will see it, folks.
So, what do you think? Does the big cast intrigue you or are you – yes, you knew this was coming – just not that into it?