Monday, August 2, 2010

She's Out of My League (2010) - MOVIE REVIEW


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Director: Jim Field Smith
Starring: Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, Nate Torrence, T.J. Miller

With a couple memorable scenes in Tropic Thunder and Knocked Up, Jay Baruchel has landed the lead role of Kirk Kettner in this flick about an average guy getting THE girl. When I say THE girl, I mean, THE girl. She's a "Hard 10" and he's a 5 or 6 depending on what mood you're in. This movie isn't about how to get the girl though. It's what to do when you have a 10 on your hands and you have a self-esteem that's lower than that of a Cleveland sports fan.

The trailer for this movie is absolutely hilarious. Although, with the lesser known director, actors, writers, and producers I was a little worried that the trailer had most of the funny bits. Nope. This expletive filled laugh-a-thon kept the jokes coming throughout the movie. While most comedies ride quietly into the night when they wrap things up at the end, there was a good balance of comedy in this one from go to whoa.

As with many comedies, such as American Pie and How I Met Your Mother, the lead role isn't as funny as it's supporting cast. Nate Torrence (Minor role in Get Smart) and T.J. Miller play two of Kirk's best friends and colleagues, Devon and "Stainer". These guys are brilliant and probably carry this movie. Miller especially.

They've classified it as a romantic comedy but really it's about as romantic as The American Pie Trilogy. It's almost as funny too. It's fallen short of the recent hits such as Superbad but they are big shoes to fill. They've tried to make this into the mold of a Judd Apatow film. It has it's moments but really it's hard to match the comedic brilliance of the man who brought us Anchorman, Superbad, Step Brothers, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and plenty others. While it's not as memorable as the movies from the Apatow dynasty, it's still a very funny movie. Good way to kill some time.

Check out the trailer

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