Wednesday, September 15, 2010

DVD--She's Out of My League

or: Guys who don't believe in themselves.

One word to sum it up: Cute.

On the surface, you may think that this film has already been done...countless times. While She's Out of My League is no where near original, you may find that it is at least honest. And in no way was it sterotypical. So, sure, it may not be a great movie, but it's at least a bit better then other romantic comedies.
Kirk (Jay Baruchel) is an average Joe who works as a TSA agent at the Pittsburgh airport with his friends. The status quo of his fairly monotonous life ends when he meets Molly (Alice Eve), a smart, kind and gorgeous blonde. Because she's way out of his league (she's a hard 10 and he is but a 5), Kirk knows there's no way on earth she's ever going to fall for him. Or is there...?

I was kinda expecting a raunchy comedy that is similar to other frat-pack films, but it just wasn't there. The film is barely offensive enough to have it's place up with ther comedies like Knocked Up or 40 Year Old Virgin. However, it's kinda good that this film sold itself as a cheap comedy, because had it gone fully romantic then this would have lost all of it's charm.

This could be the first romantic comedy that I have semi-liked this year, because it really isn't that bad. It steers away from stereotypes and instead gives an honest look at love. And flaws. That's what makes it so much better than other films who tackle this topic. Jay Baruchel is good as the lead and is able to make the 5 a lot more loveable than he gives himself credit for. Alice Eve is gorgeous as Molly, and should definitely be getting a few more lead roles coming her way, she's one to watch for the future. Krysten Ritter, last seen in Confessions of a Shopaholic, once again steals the show playing a short-tempered bitch to absolute perfection.

THE VERDICT: It may not be as fun or offensive as it's predecessors, but She's Out of My League knows how to tell love how it sees it, and we all believe.


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