Women In Film – “He’s Just Not That Into You” – Joanna Langfield reviews

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Alternately cute and annoying, this star jammed rom com has just enough charm to keep us into it until the occasionally bitter end.

Based on the popular book, a fist full of young actors show up to tell the differing, interlaced tales of Baltimore twenty- and thirty-somethings, all looking for love, or at least a reasonable facsimile thereof. Jennifer Anniston and Ben Affleck teeter on making it legal, Jennifer Connolly and Bradley Cooper lose it to their money pit of a renovation, Ginnifer Goodwin and Justin Long are “just good friends,” Kevin Connolly is trying to tame Scarlett Johansson and Drew Barrymore is just hoping to get someone past her My Space page. Whew. Of course, by trying to tell so many perspectives of love in the 21st Century (which, except for the internet, doesn’t seem all that different from love in the 20th or maybe 19th Centuries), the impact gets spread pretty thin, often leaving the appealing headliners to rely on broad enough facial expressions, simply to get their point across.

Still, even the most fleeting of knowing commiserations will provide some comfort to much of the potential audience. So, while this latest in the ongoing generations of relatable love stories is just another in the mix, it offers up enough for some of us to be into it after all.

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Joanna Langfield

Her voice is heard throughout the 50 states and around the world by more than one million listeners on her syndicated radio programs: Joanna Langfield’s People Report and Video and Movie Minute. She’s also seen and heard as a regular contributing commentator on CNN International, CNN, Fox News and CNBC. In print, her articles have been published in such high profile magazines as Video Review and McCall’s. Joanna Langfield is known for taking interviews to another level with probing looks at celebrities’ insights rather than just their latest projects. As a result, she’s secured a niche among the nation’s premier interviewers and movie critics. Joanna began her career on the production staff of a local Boston television station. She then focused her energies towards radio and produced talk shows at WMEX-AM in Boston. After moving to New York, she became executive producer at WMCA-AM for talk show personalities Barry Gray and Sally Jessy Raphael. She began hosting a one-minute movie review spot which, in turn, led to her top-rated weekend call in-show, The Joanna Langfield Show (1980-83). Joanna moved to WABC-AM to host The Joanna Langfield Show on Saturday nights from 9:00pm to midnight. It was the highest rated show in its time slot. From 1987-1989, Joanna hosted Today’s People on the ABC Radio network, which was fed daily to over 300 stations around the country. She also appeared on WABC-TV as a regular on-air contributor. In 1989, Joanna formed her radio production company, Joanna Langfield Entertainment Reports, to syndicate her radio reports. She is considered to be one of the top authoritative commentators on the entertainment industry. Read Lagfield's recent articles below. For her Women On Film archive, type "Joanna Langfield" in the Search Box (upper right corner of screen).