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Drew Barrymore to Produce Self-Help Movie

Drew Barrymore's Flower Films is set to produce He's Just Not That Into You, an adaptation of the ladies' guide to dating by "Sex and the City" writers Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. You may recall this concept from the show, when Miranda — usually an extremely logical character — is amazed by the possibility that if a guy isn't acting interested, it could be as simple as ... he's just not that into you.

Slated to direct is The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants helmer Ken Kwapis, whose most recent project is the upcoming summer comedy License to Wed, starring the "The Office's" adorable John Krasinski and Mandy Moore.

So ... it's going to be a movie based on a self-help book? And not just any self-help book, but one that points out the common sense idea that sometimes people don't gel? I can only imagine this will turn into, so

Never mind that guys might expected to be upfront and honest, or that there are those crazy times when (gasp!) she's just not that into him. I can imagine the plot going something like this:

Girl meets boy. Girl likes boy. Boy doesn't call. Girl is puzzled and, despite this modern age, somehow doesn't think to call him. Light bulb flashes on, and girl feels empowered by the knowledge that it's nothing she did — it's just that he's just not that into her! Girl swiftly meets Mr. Right, who does call. Girl praises the "he's just not that into you" theorists for showing her the painfully obvious way.

This project is already making me cringe. It's almost as bad as if someone decided to make a movie based on Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. Oh, wait — they did.


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TBentzen TBentzen 8 years
I simply love Drew! And the cast of this movie should draw a crowd. I enjoyed this book tremendously and gained a lot of insite from it after a bad break up that left me questioning myself. I hope it has quality and depth and doesn't come off as another silly story.
<3-Gossip <3-Gossip 8 years
Absolutely Brilliant idea - Making it a film.
carolx15 carolx15 8 years
Oh, I love Drew. I hope she act too, not just produce.
swwonder swwonder 8 years
Yeah, I'm going to hold out hope for Drew and wait till there is an actual plot. Although I am of course in complete denial of the 'He's just not that into you' statement :p. Yours is a little too predictably simplified to be likely, Buzz.
CGW CGW 8 years
I think that there is the possibility of a good movie--as long as that's not the real plot.
herbiefrog herbiefrog 8 years
she's teasing me... ...and she knows it : ) love babe )
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 8 years
I think the concept is fun! And hey, if Tina Fey can turn "Queen Bees and Wanna-bes" into "Mean Girls", then this concept just might work too. I'm intrigued. "Party like a rock star, pound like a porn star, play like an all star!"
aras8218 aras8218 8 years
I think there is the possibility for a good movie, i have faith in Drew!
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