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She's Out of My League

A movie released March 12, 2010

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She's Out of My Leaue is SO in league

  • Mar 15, 2011
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We've all have that conversation. You know the one. It's usually over dinner or drinks with your good friend. More likely than not, it's a conversation you'd have at a bar while the person that you're talking about is just on the other side of the room. The one that usually sounds a little something like this...:

"You know that guy/girl... you know, that one that was just so OMG. Yeah that one... He/She's so hot, but he/she'd never go for someone like me. He/She's just so out of my league."

Yeah... that one. Well, now we get a wild romantic comedy that takes things to the extreme. And it's with "that guy". The new up and coming Canadian hottie, well if you like the sort of geeky type, Jay Baruchel. You will remember him from Tropic Thunder when he played the young guy that could read maps. Yes, Kevin Sandusky is making his rounds and quickly becoming one of the faces to watch. In 2010 Jay Baruchel had 3 films hit theaters, beginning with the off the wall romantic comedy She's Out of My League on March 12, quickly followed by How to Train Your Dragon when he offers his voice talents to character Hiccup on March 26, and then we go to see his apprenticing skills in The Sorcerer's Apprentice in July. Even sitting here watching the short 2 minute trailers I feel like a little kid on Halloween being offered my favorite sweets, and each one getting a little better and a little sweeter.

I remember sitting in an early screening the November befor She's Out of My League was scheduled to hit theaters and laughing so hard my sides hurt. Maybe it's just me and my life, but Kirk and his friends are SOOO my friends. Their idiotic comments and reasons why you should or should not date someone and the insane way in which we "rate" someone we're interested in and then compare to how we "rate" our own standing in the dating world. Granted we all have a slightly different grading system, and some may be partial to things that others aren't which of course tips the scales a little in one direction or another. But it is what we do. This film is for the... dare I say... dating impaired and their friends. We have all been there at one point or another for some reason or other (and if you say you haven't... I call your bluff). But watching Jay Baruchel's performance in this film just adds to his adorableness and I would include it in the "great date movie" category.

In the mix we have the wonderfully talented Debra Jo Rupp from That 70's Show's who plays Kirk's mother Mrs. Kettner, Breaking Bad's Krysten Ritter as Molly's friend Patty (who causes a little trouble of her own), Alice Eve as Kirk's love interest Molly, Cloverfield's Mike Vogel as Kirk's best friend Jack, 7th Heaven's Geoff Stults as Molly's jealous ex-boyfriend Cam, Worst Week's Kyle Bornheimer as Kirk's older brother Dylan, and Get Smart's one and only Nate Torrence (Lloyd) as Kirk's married friend Devon. The comedic timing and chemistry between all of these characters adds to the hilarity of datings "best moments".

So take a chance with this film and see if you can catch a "hard 10".

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review by . February 11, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
** out of ****     "She's Out of My League" is a mildly entertaining and slightly better-than-average romantic comedy that is alas taken down a notch on the fun-o-meter due to the fact that all-in-all, it feels sort of generic. There is no doubt fun to be had in the film, and there are some funny jokes, but most of it feels dry. I have a lot of complaints when it comes to the film's consistency, the relationships between the two lovers, and the story as well. There are just too …
review by . August 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
4: Funny:crude, rude & oddly sweet
All guys have girl troubles at some point in their lives most of the time those troubles go away after the teenage years end but in some instance our girl troubles can cross over into our adult years and destroy our dreams of having a real love life with a beautiful woman. Kirk Kettner embodies the truest meaning of girl trouble  he has recently broken up with his ultra-mega Galactus super skank girlfriend Marine who left poor old, nice guy Kirk feeling like he  got hit by a  flat …
Quick Tip by . August 16, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
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A sweet, funny, crude, rude and utterly charming romantic comedy that overcomes its predictability due to the boundless energy of its outlandish humor, the wit of its idiotic characters(Kirk, Molly and Patty being the exception). "She's Out of My League" is a very, very enjoyable film that although may be filled to the brim at some points with obscene vulgarity and cartoonish antics it .By a miracle. Comes out an engaging, sweet and charming film about love, life and how sometimes …
review by . July 12, 2010
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review by . June 23, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Most comedies out there today are complete and utter garbage. Most romantic comedies could be written by brain-dead zombies and have more originality. After watching hours of that drivel (my wife likes them), She's Out of My League was refreshing. For the first time in far too long, I laughed out loud at a romantic comedy. The movie was genuinely funny, meaningful, and not always predictable.     Despite the scenario ((hot girl, deadbeat guy), She's Out of My League doesn't peddle …
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A gorgeous girl takes an interest in an ordinary guy inShe's Out of My League, only to find their relationship questioned, criticized, and outright scoffed at by their friends and families. When airport security guard Kirk (Jay Baruchel, best known from supporting roles inKnocked UpandNick and Norah's Infinite Playlist) recovers the cell phone of knockout Molly (Alice Eve,Crossing Over), she asks him out to a hockey game as thanks. When a romance blossoms, Kirk is amazed--but not half as amazed as his buddies, who explain at length why Kirk is inferior in every way to this "perfect girl." This emphasis on the social ripples of the romance separatesShe's Out of My Leaguefrom the usual average-guy-beautiful-girl romance; the web of admiration, envy, insecurity, and social anxiety is the real topic of the movie, not bland morals like "love is blind" or "true beauty is within." Well, that and a lot of embarrassing comic bits involving shaving, premature ejaculation, and more--some bits wouldn't be out of place inThere's Something About Mary. It's not a great movie (Molly's role is underdeveloped, though not as badly here as in most boy-centered sex comedies), but Baruchel's puppy-dog charm, the better-than-average dialogue, and a strong supporting cast (particularly T.J. Miller,Cloverfield, and Krysten Ritter,Confessions of a Shopaholic) liftShe's Out of My Leagueabove the ordinary.--Bret Fetzer
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Director: Jim Field Smith
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 12, 2010
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: John Morris, Sean Anders
DVD Release Date: June 22, 2010
Runtime: 1hr 44min
Studio: Dreakworks Video
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