Caught He’s Just Not That Into You on the plane back from Singapore today — turned out to be a surprisingly moral movie. What?! Well, here’s what I learnt from it:
1. Be honest about who you are and what you want — don’t be a steenkin’ liar. Being the good guy/girl is all about “No! Try not. Do — or do not. There is no try.”
2. You can’t profess to love someone and want the best for that person if you’re not willing to give the object of your affection what he/she wants. Brilliantly illustrated with the arc for the Ben Affleck character, though I’m not sure why Ben Affleck himself looks so very … faint.
3. Promises are meant to be kept. Don’t make them if you’re not ready or 100% willing to do so. Dire temptation will surely ensure to dissolve your resolve to keep them.
My favourite thread in the movie is the one featuring the fearless performers Ginnifer Goodwin and Justin Long — as usual, it’s the oddball couple that gets my insides all warm and twisty. Is it really possible, though, to be so cynical as to not realise you’re just that into someone? Ooh, that brings me to one more moral thingum I learnt from the movie:
4. Know hope.