At the age of five Gigi (Morgan Lily) was told by her mother (Michelle Carmichaelto not be upset when boys pulled her hair as it meant that they liked her. Now as an adult Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin – from television's Big Love) has brought that particular pearl of wisdom into her relationships, or lack thereof, with men. Gigi, despite the best advice of her friends Beth (Jennifer Aniston – from television's Friends) and Janine (Jennifer Connelly – A Beautiful Mind, Blood Diamonds), is quite a mess when it comes to men; she can't interpret any of their signals and as such always pursues the wrong men.
Gigi's latest failed date is with Conor (Kevin Connolly – from television's Entourage) and she believes that it went well. It is actually quite the opposite mostly because Conor is obsessed with Anna (Scarlett Johansson – Snoop, Vicky Cristina Barcelona), a girl who slept with him once and now is just stringing him along. Thinking it is smart to 'casually' drop by where she knows Conor hangs out, Gigi actually meets his friend Alex (Justin Long – Zach and Miri Make a Porno, The Break-Up), who gives her good advice about men. He now becomes her relationship guru.
Anna has actually met Ben (Bradley Cooper – from television's Alias) at the supermarket and there is an instant spark between the two. Before it goes any further Ben tells Anna he is married. He gets back into the car and tells his friend Neil (Ben Affleck – Armageddon, Pearl Harbor) that nothing went on between him and Anna. Neil is actually Beth's long-term boyfriend who does not want to get married…ever.
The further the film goes the more intertwined and complex the lives of these young people gets. And I would actually care if the story and characters weren't such stereotypes of each of the sexes. Neither comes off looking very good in this film. The large ensemble cast is mostly wasted in this tale of the two sexes and relationships directed by Ken Kwapis (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, License to Wed).
Too little time is devoted to each story and as such you don't really connect with the characters. The cast is so large that it is possible that you won't remember that Drew Barrymore (Charlie's Angels, ET) was actually in this film. Some of the characters even verge on annoying. Plus each of the male and female characters are such stereotypes that it is almost amusing.
Also I found myself distracted by the fact that these people has some of the coolest and best decorated apartments I had ever seen. I was scratching my head a lot wondering where they got that type of cash from and if real estate in Baltimore (where the film is located) is that cheap.
It is cliché after cliché. The two Jennifers, Aniston and Connelly, are better than this. And the worst sin of all for a film it was dull.