The best of a bad bunch of chick flicks this year.
Make no mistake, HJNTIY is still a feminist's nightmare featuring a quartet of men-obsessed women – a control freak (Jennifer Connelly), a scarlet woman (Scarlett Johansson), a serially unlucky dater (a sweet break-out turn from Ginnifer Goodwin) and a commitment harpy (Jennifer Aniston). Based on a dating manual, itself based on a throwaway line from Sex and the City, it's a stretch at over two hours but there's wit here. With such a heavyweight cast and Ben Affleck and Drew Barrymore supporting, though, it should be better. As it is, it's just about good enough for an unchallenging night in.