A system that I never need to go by, cause I’am just that much of a player.
When he starts dating drop-dead gorgeous Molly (Alice Eve), insecure airport security agent Kirk (Jay Baruchel) can’t believe it. As his friends and family share their doubts about the relationship lasting, Kirk does everything he can to avoid losing Molly forever. Kyrsten Ritter, Lindsay Sloane, Jasika Nicole and Andrew Daly also star in this charming romantic comedy about unlikely lovers.
I saw the shallow trailers for this and knew right away, this film was doomed from the start. It just looked stupid, and un-funny. Then I saw all the positive feedback it got, and then my interest level went from a 1 to a 8. See what I did there………
The film’s screenplay is where a lot of the good things from this film lie. It’s humor is very very raunchy, and at times way too vulgar, but somehow it works. It’s funny, and also insightful much to my surprise. Being a guy myself, I kind of have the same convos with my boys, as we talk about chicks, sex, and just a lot of other crazy stuff, and I could relate to this film and the convos these dudes had.
However, at the same time it feels like a poor man’s Knocked Up. Yeah, I laughed a lot, but all of it does seem a bit too familiar (lame dude, ends up with hot chick). Also, the film does seem a bit too vulgar for its own good. Like there is probably a sequence where this one whole family says “fuck you” about 20 times at the dinner table, in a row. Like I think the word “fuck” is funny when its used in certain situations, but when your just using it, just to use it, it’s not funny, it feels forced.
Jay Baruchel is funny here, and he’s also likable, but sometimes I just wanted to slap him, and say “get over it man!!!stop acting like a geek all the time!!!”. He stumbles with his words all the time, he’s awkward as hell, and most of all, he’s basically the same character we’ve seen in plenty of other rom-coms, where the dweeb falls in love. The supporting cast is good, they have a lot of funny moments but they just feel like representations, of characters from Apatow films.
Consensus: She’s Out of My League is funny, and has a lot of good insight, that shows you how real people talk, but its taken down by its over vulgar, and over-familiar jokes. Its good while it lasts, but it’s forgettable in the end.