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She's Out of My League

A movie released March 12, 2010

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Beauty and the Deadbeat

  • Jun 23, 2010
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 the usual bromides about "love being blind" or "good things happen to good people." Rather, it's about self-esteem. This makes the characters and plot more interesting and subtle. I'm not going to claim that there's Oscar-winning character development in She's Out of My League, but Molly, the hot girl, and Larry, the not so hot guy, do seem like realistic personalities. Larry does not "refashion" himself into a stud (although there is one incident with shaving a certain area...). Molly isn't the "perfect" hot girl, but has insecurities of her own and a need to play it safe. They're helped by a decent script with dialogue that doesn't seem too forced or awkward (except for the cursing - see below). It is kind of possible to see why they fall in love with each other - it makes sense in a way that most romantic comedies don't.

My only problem with the movie is the overload of cursing and sex references. I understand that's standard fare in most comedies nowadays. Frankly, I found most of it funny. Sometimes, however, it just became too much (how many times do you really need to drop the f-bomb? You don't actually need it to express anger in every scene). It got to a point where it seemed like the scriptwriters couldn't think of anything better to fill the space. Fortunately, this doesn't take away from the movie too much, but it might not be a good idea to watch this with anybody who's sensitive about those sorts of things.

She's Out of My League had real potential, and I'd like to see more work from this set of directors, scriptwriters, and actors (well, maybe better scriptwriters). Overall, 4 stars.

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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
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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 …
review by . March 15, 2011
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 …
Quick Tip by . August 16, 2010
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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 …
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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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