Friday, April 17, 2009

He's Just Not That Into You

When the book first came out, it became an instant best-selling hit with everyone talking about it. Drawn from a scene in Sex and the City when one of the girls analyzes the post-date behavior of a potential love interest with all her galpals commiserating - only to have a disgusted male friend put a stop to it with the infamous words.

He's just not that into you.
When a guy's really into you, he's coming upstairs, meeting or no meeting.

Really. I remember thinking at the time, 'bloody hell, they didn't know this?'

Don't women already know all this? Reading and analyzing confusing verbal cues from men on their first dates to confirm their attraction? Drawing assumptions from the last phrase he uses before he leaves to ascertain whether he's gonna call?

Seriously. Men are simple creatures with simple needs.

Generally WYSIWYG.

Bradley Cooper
Simple creatures but so damned fun.
Bradley Cooper anyone?

It's just like the book says. If the fella truly likes you, there won't be any doubt at all that he likes you. Certainly no need to wait by the phone for him to call since he's probably standing at your door persistently knocking ( if not worse! ) till you let him in. Stalker. Really.

But obviously the tough love offered by the book turned out to be an epiphany worthy of being turned into a movie. Hence they translated those very words into a hilarious rom-com chockful of pretty people as they try to dissct the true nature of guy-girl relationships. From a desperate singleton waiting by the phone to the newly married husband tempted into infidelity, we have all the usual relationship stereotypes played out here.

With smatterings of humour from the helpful gay sybils. Who sadly don't seem to be getting much action despite a hilarious 3..2..1.. gay hookup scene.

But to please the masses, they have the blond bombshell Scarlett Johansson with her bountiful bosom to titillate the boys while the rest of us get to ogle the likes of Ben Affleck. And Bradley Cooper. Homina homina I could tap that hot, gorgeous blond ass in a second. His serious, sober and stern stick of a wife can move aside! It takes a real man to handle that much testosterone.

Don't really blame Scarlett for wanting to dry-hump the fella - even if he was married.

Just a sobering note at the end though. In the movie, this fella proposes to his seven-year girlfriend after a lifetime of eschewing marriage.

Seriously. Short of a life-altering lobotomy, that never happens.


X said...

true true.

anyway your explaination is way better than the book itself.

simple,fun and yet straight forward.

Cabbageboo said...

Love reading your blogs, you always seems to be able to say just the right thing for the right stuff. A close relative who introduces me to your blog was actually surprised that I could comprehand your writing. made me realized that I am not as 'dumb' as most people thought I was :D

savante said...

Thanks, X!

No problem, cabbage! Hey, is my writing all that incomprehensible?


William said...

Hendak seribu daya, tak hendak seribu dalih.

Cabbageboo said...

:D let's just say that your writing are not for the average malaysian to comprehend lar..but like what William commented there 'Hendak seribu daya, tak hendak seribu dalih.' People makes excuses not to engage their brain these days. :P

the happy go lucky one said...

when i see that shortform, WYSIWyG, i straight away can tell the full words, then i know im just like any other men/PLUs... so realistic and practical :P

its also a good way to examine myself, whether i like the person enough, if i were too lazy to make the very clear/drastic move, that means its just pure lust (a weak one somemore)...

Queen B said...

why is this movie being shown in m'sia now?

it's like ages ago since it's official release!