Alright, you know how I work it. I saw the movie...I'm diving in, I'll type in white if I think I'm spoiling anything...highlight if you want to know...
Here's the thing. Did I enjoy the movie? Yes. Was it good? No. Does that make any sense at all? All the chicks had really cute outfits. All the dudes were cute and clever. All the sets were modern and cool. What's not to enjoy with nachos?
My problem...I think the movie completely went against everything the book stands for. The book is about women finally wising up and not taking the bullsh*t that men shovel out. We've all had it chucked our way. I've had guys say "you're too good for me", or "I don't deserve you", or "I'm just not ready for this now", or "I wish I was the right guy for you"...you know? At the time, I kinda bought it. The reality is, those guys weren't that into me. Now that I'm married, all this is lost on me. My point is, single girls, unite against stupid men! Don't get sucked into the crap. Have the confidence in your own self worth to move on when a guy is being a d*ck. That is what the book was preaching.
The problem with the movie is...it completely sells out that theory. Case in point...the Jen An./Ben Affleck couple. They are a couple that lives together for EIGHT years. She is waiting for him to propose. He's not proposing because he doesn't want to marry you. Long story short, she waits it out...they break up...he comes back proposing. There is my problem. That is the happy Hollywood ending...which sells the book down the river.
Another case in point...the single chicky who is navigating/stalking her way through all the guys who aren't calling her back. She finally meets bartender guy who tells it like it is. "These guys don't call you because they are not that into you." Then she decides he is the one and throws herself at him. Guess what "he's not that into her". She walks. In the real world, he wouldn't come back begging months later. In the Hollywood world, he does:P
That's the thing, the point of the book is not to keep throwing yourself at guys who don't treat you the way you deserve to be treated. Maybe I'm just too literal. I knew the second I saw my Husband that he was it. So I'm supposed to buy that bartender/player man didn't know that Chicky poo was the one because he's been a player too long? Yeah...not.
These are just a couple examples. They should have just dropped the book and called it Cute Hollywood Couple Movie. Then I wouldn't have had any problem...There you go;)