Saturday, February 7, 2009

In the Time It Takes to Watch He's Just Not That Into You, You Could Watch Saturday's Video 36 Times

Posted By on Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 10:00 AM

I mean, who's to say? Maybe I would come to hate women as much as the makers of He's Just Not That Into You evidently do, if I had to make my living peddling them this horseshit. (We're supposed to feel one of two things for all the women in the movie: pity or disapproval. Cluck and pet, or encircle peck to death.) But if your idea of a girls night out really is to chat with other women over the men you use for a barometer of your own self-worth (and, apparently, not much else), well, this song handles guy-always-pays gender politics with fewer Greek choruses of straight-talking gays, embarrassingly blocked one-liners and characters talking about the technology they're using as they're using it; and a helluva lot more sophistication. Probably because it does not retrofit characters to sitcom-sized nuggets of pop sociology.

Also, as Sassy Black Woman(TM) go, we all much prefer Beyonce and her backup dancers to Ribs and Ice Cream.


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