Friday, January 15, 2010

The exception...

I finally watched, "He's Just Not That Into You" recently. I'd heard about it & had actually rented it from Redbox before but got a non working dvd.

It was cute. Typical, chick flick, girly, cute. I liked it.

I loved the blatant honesty of it. Although it was based on man/woman relationships and the dance that is involved there, I think the truth, the core truth of the 'points' of the movie apply to all relationships.

My favorite character was, of course, the consummate player (Justin Long). He became the advise giver to the 'tries to hard to tame the players in her life' Gennifer Goodwin. Gennifer Goodwin's character cracked me up.

Of course, yall have probably all seen it, but I don't want to spoil it if you haven't so I'll not give a full on 'review.'

The movie left me thinking (as does everything...lol) if you are doing all the giving in friendships or relationships then you can't beautify that into something other than it is...they simply aren't that into you. That doesn't make them bad or you bad...it means, for whatever reasons, the effort isn't worth it for them.

My favorite part of the movie? When Justin Long realizes Gennifer Goodwin was right. That he had shut himself off emotionally by being a player for so long (look! I'm a hopeless romantic at heart-I just am, shoot me.) Gennifer Goodwin, using a line he'd fed her earlier in the movie, looks at him and says, "I'm the exception.'' To which he replies, ''You are my exception."

*happy sigh*

Don't settle for less than being "The Exception"

1 comment:

Stacey said...

loved that line too! What I find interesting is that as hard as it is to realized that people may not be that into us, I think it's equally hard to admit when we aren't that into others.