The only thing I really liked about She’s Out of My League is that it is filmed in Pittsburgh (my home sweet home) and makes the city look pretty darn nice. Unfortunately, this movie sucked.
She's Out of My League is a 2010 American romantic comedy film directed by Jim Field Smith and written by Sean Anders and John Morris. The film stars Jay Baruchel and Alice Eve.
Kirk Kettner (Jay Baruchel) is a hopeless dork working as a TSA guard at Pittsburgh International Airport. All of his friends that work there are hopeless nerds too. This film really makes out the TSA to be nothing but a collection of aviation failures. In the 40-Year-Old Virgin, all the employees of the electronics store, which was sort of like Best Buy, at least had some semblance of dignity. It was not like that movie portrayed all people working at retail stores as abject failures and losers. This movie sort of does that with the TSA. They throw the TSA under the, eh, airplane, I guess.
One day coming through the airport screening line is Molly McCleish (Alice Eve), a super hot super hot event planner. She takes an interest in Kirk because she is coming off a bad relationship and he seems safe and harmless.
So why does this movie suck? It simply is not funny. The acting is second rate. The plot is mostly a rip off of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and is wholly unbelievable in this film. Most of the gags simply fall short and don’t work. The language in the movie is stilted, strained and an obvious attempt to imbue coolness to its characters.
I think it could have been much better if all his friends weren’t nerds to the highest order. I thought what was entertaining in the 40-Year-Old Virgin is that most of the nerd’s friends in that movie were normal and funny and wanted to help their buddy get laid. In this film, they are all exaggerated dorks. They even come across as trying to act dorky. Every character in this film is clichéd too, from the overbearing brother to the hot blonde’s super rude girlfriend whom we suspect as having a soft spot.
Some scenes tried way to hard. There was one in particular with a Kirk’s fat buddy who actually shaves his balls for him because they learn from another friend that is what women like. Yeah, okay, what dude will shave his buddy’s balls? Then there is another failed scene where Kirk is alone with Molly and blows his load prematurely because it has been some time since a hot chick sat on his lap, etc. Soon as this happens, Molly’s parents enter her pad for a visit. He can’t get up and shake hands because apparently he has this huge massive stain on his pants now. Speaking of stains, his buddy’s name is “Stainer.”
I wills say this, Alice Eve is hot. She should probably get some better parts simply based on that fact alone. The other fellas in this film, don’t’ strike me as having big Hollywood upside. They are basically second rate versions of much better talent. Jay Baruchel is no Steve Carell and T.J. Miller as “Stainer” seems to want to be a Seth Rogen. This movie seems to want to be the 40-Year-Old Virgin for that matter. If you haven’t seen 40-Year-Old Virgin, watch that movie and avoid this one.