I’ve seen the movie about ten or so years ago, and I enjoyed it at the time, as well. Although there were many flaws in it, I give you that. I can believe that it doesn’t hold up these days, especially not as a realistic depiction of male-female friendship.
If you’re a screenwriter, I think you’ve seen David Linklater’s Before-trilogy. Now, that is something I would call a depiction of the (sometimes) painfully realistic relationship between men and women.
Thanks for sharing, Claire!