REVIEW: SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE
SYNOPSIS: Kirk (Jay Baruchel, “Knocked Up,” “Tropic Thunder”), an average Joe, can’t believe his luck. Though he’s stuck in a seemingly dead-end job as an airport security agent, against all odds Molly (Alice Eve), a successful and outrageously gorgeous babe falls for him. Kirk is stunned. So are his friends, his family and even his ex-girlfriend. Now he has to figure out how to make the relationship work, even though he’s the first to admit “She’s Out of My League.”
REVIEW: More and more I’m convinced that movie title originality and creativity is all but gone. With a title like this, I wasn’t expecting much out of this movie and you know what? It was a lot of fun and very funny! So do titles really matter? In this case, no. This movie was better than I thought it was going to be and quite enjoyable. The one liners were fresh and good. The performances were decent. The story was clichéd and predictable but still entertaining. This feature is full of relatively new faces and as a whole they did pretty good. This is the first time that Jay Baruchel takes a lead role, Kirk, and he carried the movie effectively. It doesn’t hurt that his leading lady, Alice Eve, is extremely good looking. So we have an excellent nerdy simpleton, quirky and cute, eye candy, and a supporting cast that delivers plenty of comedic moments. Sounds like a winning formula. Lindsey Sloane reminds me of a Zooey Deschanel type side-kick (that’s a good thing). Alice Eve reminds me of a younger Reese Witherspoon. She looks a lot like her (that’s a good thing). Overall the casting job for this film was right on, especially Jay in the lead role. He was born for this role and he gave a superb performance demonstrating his acting skill.
This movie presents an interesting perspective of this band of airport employee misfits. Each of them is a character as unique as the next. T.J. Miller in the part of Stainer, will remind you of Seth Rogen and Mike Vogel will remind you a little bit of Seann William Scott. Nate Torrence’s character gives a hilarious, “innocent” perspective of life in general but ultimately good advice. Kirk’s family is one that you would love to hate. All these performances were effective for their particular roles. Director Jim Field Smith did a good job of combining humor with real life lessons. As my lovely movie partner, Priscilla, pointed out “Lessons to learn: Don’t sell yourself short and hot chicks want real guys”. So watch the movie if you choose to then you can decide if Kirk is a “Moodle” or not.
By Cine Marcos
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