The stars of "He's Just Not That Into You" tell Marie Claire why they're not that into lame breakup excuses and online dating

Just in time for Valentine's Day comes "He's Just Not That Into You," based on the best-selling advice book. While we weren't huge fans of the book (we really don't like being told what to do OR who's not into us), this insanely relatable movie follows the lives of nine men and women as they date, hook up, breakup, and reconnect. Well, some don't, and we're all too familiar with that too!

"There is a very simple theme here," says director Ken Kwapis. "If a guy's not calling you, he doesn't want to call you. It sounds like a no-brainer, yet we have a huge capacity to deny the most basic things."

Um, yeah. Denial can be a nice emotional cushion, but sometimes you just need to be called out! Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, and Ginnifer Goodwin, the stars of "He's Just Not That Into You" sat down with Marie Claire and shared with brutal honesty their stance on breakups, deception and why girlfriends are more important than any relationship you'll ever have. Things we've learned: Drew Barrymore has a no-B.S. policy and Jennifer Aniston is learning to trust people all over again. Sigh. Below are just a few of their insightful opinions from the interview.

On the lamest breakup excuse, "It's not you, it's me":
Ginnifer Goodwin: Oh my gosh, I've dished that out, and I've taken it.
Jennifer Aniston: You cover all your bases with that one.
Drew Barrymore: I hate getting "It's not you, it's me," because I'm never gonna learn and grow from that. I don't want to live on lies and smoke and mirrors and horse s---. No way.

On sugar-coating the truth versus brutal honesty:
JA: I want the truth, because it eventually comes out anyway, and then everybody looks like an a---- .
DB: I love when women call me on my s---. Like, "Stop fooling yourself" or "He's not coming back" or "This behavior led to that." I can work from that place. I just can't work from false bull s--- fairy tales.
GG: I think I can be a little mean, really. I'll listen if a person needs to unload, but in the end it comes down to, if he wants to call you, he will. End of story.

On the first thing you do after a breakup:
DB: Head straight for the carbs. Macaroni and cheese. Kraft. Deluxe. The kind with the cheese you squeeze out of a bag that takes at least a month to pass through your body.
JA: I don't eat a lot. I go straight to my girlfriends, though.
GG: The first thing I do is call my little sister. She drops everything. I'll call and say, "I'm breaking up right now, come get me." She absolutely has picked me up from hookups, with coffee in hand.

On getting what you want from a relationship:
JA: Actors are in the worst position, because you're surrounded by Yes people. We're all frightened of telling the truth to each other. We're afraid of being seen as demanding. But I think it's sexy - for a woman to say, "Here's the deal: I want this, this, and this. If you can't give it, cool. But that's it."
DB: Don't make a man guess what you want. They're not mind readers.
JA: Trust is a really hard thing to gain - and give - and earn from somebody. I think people get so afraid to be themselves, of not being accepted by the other person, like, "If I tell the truth, that person's gonna run." Trusting is something I work on.

On online dating:
JA: The Internet freaks me out.
GG: I think it's the Devil. We're pack animals! We're supposed to be connecting face-to-face.
JA: The Internet warps reality. If you're an Internet person, real life will fall short of what you have been privy to online - sexually, emotionally. It's so unreal and gives you this sense of order where there isn't any. You can't drag and paste life!
DB: You think people tell the truth about themselves? Every guy is 6'4" with a huge ----- . That's why people love it so much. Internet does not equal sodium pentothal.

On the importance of other females in your life:
DB: Whether you're throwing up or breaking up, you want your girlfriend right there! I don't trust women who don't go to their girlfriends.


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