I am not really into romantic comedies like this one, but watching these shows become routine when my gf likes them. I try not become too resistant and accept whatever i had to watch. Luckily, Scarlett Johansson is absolutely fucking hot in this show and for me, that’s good enough.
There are 4 guys and 5 ladies in this show, so i don’t have to elaborate and you should know that at least one person is going nowhere at the end of the show. First, we have Neil (Ben Affleck) and Beth (Jennifer Aniston) who are not married despite together for seven years. Beth is getting increasingly frustrated at Neil’s reluctance for marriage.
Then there is Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin) who is out looking for a mate, taking what guys said too seriously and ends up making a fool of herself. Connor (Kevin Connolly) didn’t think much of Gigi after one date but got her all eager and waiting for that promised phonecall. Connor’s friend Alex then became Gigi’s guide to how to tell a genuinely interested guy from his words and signals.
Connor, on the other hand, was into this on-off relationship with Anna (Scarlett Johansson) but never quite got to know what she is thinking about. Anna, met this charming Ben (Bradley Cooper) and fell for him even though he confessed early he’s already married to Janine (Jennifer Connelly). Anna’s friend Mary (Drew Barrymore) encouraged Anna to take her chances while she is busying interacting with guys over phone, email, messages but have never spoken or seen anyone of them.
1) Storyline – 20 / 30
Run of the mill, nothing unexpected nor exciting. A very easy show for a lazy afternoon and although the ending is kinda abrupt (at least for Connor) but i think i didn’t mind.
2) Entertainment value – 15 / 25
Would have been getting higher points if i am a sucker for romantic comedies because i think girls will like this show. And only girls.
3) Cast – 20 / 25
Scarlett Johansson, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston. There is no lack of eye candy (whether you are male or female) in this show, i must say that the lesser known actors and actresses did a pretty good job of keeping the show going too.
4) Pace / Flow – 12 / 20
The show was alrite until the ending part where one guy got together with one lady very abruptly, one lady got all alone again. Didn’t explain much i guess.
Keep the money in your pocket if you don’t like romance flicks like this. Watch it unless you are forced to, but then there is always the so hot Scarlett Johasson.