Friday, 13 May 2011

How To Lose Friends & Alienate People

UK Release: 3rd October 2008
Watched on TV: Thursday 12th May 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 50mins
Tagline: He's across the pond, and out of his depth
IMDb Plot Summary: A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York. Based on Toby Young's memoir "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People".
A Quick Review: Once again another film that was different to what I expected. Much funnier than I thought as well as having a sweet love story between lead Simon Pegg and Kirsten Dunst. 
A lot of the comedy was slapstick including saving a dog from jumping after a ball out the window, only for a huge vase to kill it. That was funny.
I’ve always been a fan of Simon Pegg and he definitely carries the film, in fact I can’t imagine another actor pulling off the part. Dunst and Pegg are an odd pairing, but it somehow works. There’s also a lot of American vs British stereotyping and the film covers pretty much every transatlantic joke.
But when it comes down to it, it is genuinely hilarious and doesn’t try to over-complicate itself - it does what it says on the tin. You couldn't ask for more.
Score: 7.5/10

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