Sunday, March 14, 2010

She's Out of My League (***)

She's Out of My League. 106 mins. R. Directed by Jim Field Smith. Written by Sean Anders & John Morris. Starring Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, TJ Miller, Mike Vogel, Nate Torrence, and Lindsay Sloane.

Formulaic and semi-funny, She's Out of My League coasts on the charm of its lead actors and proves to be a likeable, breezy comedy. Jay Baruchel (of Undeclared and Tropic Thunder) stars as Kirk, an airport security guard and self-proclaimed "5". After a casual run-in with a "10" hottie named Molly (Alice Eve) at the airport, Kirk soon finds himself dating her, much to the disbelief of his Apatow-lite gang of friends. Can these two opposites stay together? All signs point to yes. The movie has its share of immature gross-out gags (pube shaving, premature ejactulation), but darn it if they're not funny. She's Out of My League was written by the same two guys who did last year's underrated Sex Drive. I gotta admit, I'm a fan of their work. They write antagnostic older brother characters wickedly well, and their movies have a sweetness to them that is remniscent of earlier Farrelly brother works. Nothing revolutionary here, but a fun flick none the less.

- John


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