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She’s Out of My League (2010)

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.



9 responses to “She’s Out of My League (2010)

  1. Marshall July 22, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I think I may have used the phrase “poor man’s ‘Knocked Up'” in my yet-to-be-published review…I should go change that now.

  2. Steve July 22, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Yeah, it’s a movie that rose above its less-than-modest expectations, but never got all the way to greatness. Still, it made me laugh more than a few times, introduced me to some new actors to watch out for, and gave me the opportunity to chart another notch on the rise of Jay Baruchel – the guy’s got skills.

    • CMrok93 July 23, 2010 at 3:56 pm

      Baruchel is def going to be a future star, but I think he needs to find a different note than the awkward dude, cause Cera and Eisenberg seem to have that ish down.

  3. Reel Whore July 23, 2010 at 3:03 am

    “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. ”

    – That’s my same exact opinion and exactly why i wound up seeing it. It was a funny for what it was, but not earth-shattering. Stainer got on my nerves with his forced vulgarity, but Devon was a trip!

    What’s up with Baruchel?! His stuttering geek shtick has gotten old fast, yet he seems to be the new go-to geek in Hollywood. Crazy.

  4. frankieeeee July 27, 2010 at 3:28 am

    yo I ttly agree with everything you said, I feel like it had elements of alot of different romcoms, now that I saw it again for a second time. the crude comments were a bit much ha

  5. zebra November 9, 2010 at 12:32 am

    I liked it.. & it has one of the most memorable lines ever! That quote alone would be a Top Ten if the move had done better at the box office. Oh! & Alice Eve defines pretty in this movie.

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