He's Just Not That Into You (2008)

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Released 9-Jun-2009

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Romance Deleted Scenes
Rating Rated M
Year Of Production 2008
Running Time 124:02
RSDL / Flipper RSDL (74:21) Cast & Crew
Start Up Ads Then Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By Ken Kwapis
Studio
Distributor

Roadshow Home Entertainment
Starring Morgan Lily
Michelle Carmichael
Trenton Rogers
Kristen Faye Hunter
Sabrina Revelle
Zoe Jarman
Alia Rhiana Eckerman
Julia Pennington
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RPI $39.95 Music Cliff Eidelman


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 2.40:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 2.35:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles English for the Hearing Impaired Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits Yes

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Plot Synopsis

     He's Just Not That into You is a light romantic drama based on a well known self help book of the same name. The book attempts to help women understand what men's behaviour means during dating such as if they don't call when they say they will. This film has created a set of stories based around these behaviours which feature a number of different interrelated couples either in or wanting relationships with the opposite sex. The movie features a well known ensemble cast including Scarlett Johansson, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Ginnifer Goodwin, Drew Barrymore, Kris Kristofferson & Justin Long. It is set in Baltimore but could just as easily be in any US city. The characters are all late 20s, early 30s successful urbanites.

    The main characters are

    This film is mildly amusing and reasonably entertaining. It certainly isn't a waste of your time but neither is it great cinema. My only real criticism is that it is slightly too long at over two hours. If you and your significant other are looking for a quiet and lightly entertaining night in over dinner and a glass of wine you can certainly do a lot worse than this. Well worth a rental but probably wouldn't have a lot of replay value.

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Transfer Quality

Video

    The video quality is very good.

    The feature is presented in a 2.40:1 aspect ratio, 16x9 enhanced which is close to the original aspect ratio of 2.35:1.

    The picture was sharp and clear throughout without being as crisp as the best transfers. Shadow detail is also very good.

    The colour was bright and looks vibrant on this transfer.

    There were some very minor MPEG artefacts around people moving.

    There are subtitles in English for the hearing impaired. They were clear and easy to read.

    There is a layer change at 74:21 which caused a slight pause.

   
    

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Audio

    The audio quality is very good but this is not a film to show off your home theatre.

    This DVD contains two audio options an English Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack encoded at 448 Kb/s and an English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo soundtrack encoded at 192 Kb/s.

    Dialogue was very easy to understand and clear.

    The score is by Cliff Eidelmann and is not overly obvious. There are also quite a few pop songs which suit the film.

    The surround speakers were really only used for music and atmosphere.

    The subwoofer was only used for music as you might expect with the style of film at hand

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Extras

    

Menu

    The menu is still and silent.

Deleted Scenes (13:46)

    These are non 16x9 enhanced and there is an optional commentary by director Ken Kwapis. There are reasonably interesting and include a subplot removed from the final film about Anna's mother.

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

    The Region 1 release is basically the same. Draw.

Summary

    An entertaining light romantic drama.

    The video quality is very good.

    The audio quality is very good.

    On some deleted scenes in the extras department.

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Monday, June 08, 2009
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DisplayLG Scarlet 42LG61YD 106cm Full HD LCD. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.
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