She’s Out of My League (2010)

A 6? Alright you go ahead and pump rainbows into his asshole. I’m just being honest.

— Stainer

She’s Out of My League is one of those movies that I wanted to see, but it didn’t urge me to go actively seeking it out when it came out. All of the comedies this year try to be like the next Hangover or 40 Year Old Virgin, but they cannot live up to the expectation of those comparisons. Is this movie the next big thing? I would say no.

Jay Baruchel plays his typical awkward doormat with his squinty befuddlement as Kirk, a TSA security guard at the Pittsburgh International Airport – not exactly menacing – who is reeling from the break-up with his shrew of a girlfriend, Marnie (Lindsay Sloane) who is living with his parents with her new boyfriend, Ron (Hayes MacArthur). Kirk’s hodgepodge of friends all work in some capacity in the airport, Stainer (T. J. Miller), Devon (Nate Torrence), and Jack (Mike Vogel).

Kirk’s luck changed when the dream girl, Molly (Alice Eve) comes in the airport. Every man that she encounters turns into howling jackass including the quartet of friends. During the craziness of the security check point, Molly leaves her iPhone in one of the bins. She realizes this when she is on the plane with her friend, Patty (Krysten Ritter) when they have to fly for an event that she planned. Molly uses Patty’s phone to call the phone. Kirk answers and Molly want to thank him for recovering it by returning it to The Andy Warhol Museum the next night.

The next night, when Kirk returns the phone, Molly wants Kirk to stay even though he wasn’t invited. Things don’t go well when Molly’s sister, Katie (Kim Shaw) bumps into him thus spilling his drink on the museum director. It gets him kicked out. Feeling bad about what happened, Molly invites him to a hockey game.

At the game, things are complicated because Kirk thinks that Molly has set him up with Patty, but Patty corrects him that Molly wanted to be with him. This revelation blows him away that how can a goddess go out with a ferret like him. All of his family and friends are wondering the same thing like they are in a parallel universe.

At first, I thought that I was going to hate this movie because I didn’t laugh that much. The only saving grace with this movie was the foul-mouthed Strainer. It was entertaining to watch him giving Kirk half-assed advice.

The movie tried to the raunchy with the body fluids and all that. It was not that funny. I was silent. The other saving grace with the odd charm of Barchel as he wooed Alice Eve’s character.

There was a meaningless subplots like the married Devon (Nate Torrence) getting giddy about Molly’s other friend, Wendy (Jasika Nicole) likes him or Strainer’s strange relationship with the girl from the food court. There was also the part with Molly’s flyboy ex-boyfriend, Cam (Geoff Stults) trying to win her back. He was lazy at his attempt. He was very nonchalant about it and then we never see him again.

Judgment: It was a lazy attempt to try to motivate the average guys could get the hottie of their dreams.

Rating: **1/2

About Branden

Branden: I am just your average movie nut that reviews films. Gives his take on pop culture and Hollywood happenings. Dreams to have his own thriving website and make a living doing what he is passionate about.

Posted on July 24, 2010, in 2010, Comedy, Rauchy, Romantic and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Reminded me too much of a bad-mans Apatow film. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it, but it just didn’t have that kick that Apatow puts in his films.

  2. It was alright. It had its moments

  3. I savour, result in I discovered exactly what I used to be looking for. You’ve ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

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