She's Out of My League

8 Apr

Title: She’s Out of My League
Year: 2010
Director: Jim Field Smith
Writer: Sean Anders and John Morris
Starring: Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, Krysten Ritter, Lindsay Sloane
MPAA Rating: R, language and sexual content
Runtime: 104 min
Major Awards:
IMDb Rating: 6.7
Rotten Tomatoes: 54%

She’s Out of My League isn’t comedy gold, not by a mile honestly, but it does have its inspired moments of good comedy, and I reckon it would have quite a few of them were it not bogged down in a series of unnecessary vulgar and, to be honest, quite cartoonish jokes that make this one just another R-rated comedy aimed at teens, and yes, I get the irony of that statement.

The title of the film tells you pretty much everything you need to know, there’s this girl who’s the perfect 10 and then there’s this geeky guy who’s a 5, and like his friends tell him, it’s impossible to jump more than two points so she’s, well, out of his league. The girl, though, thinks that somewhere inside of him, there’s a 10.

Jay Baruchel is a really solid comedic actor, we should all know this by now, and he’s the one that plays the 5, Kirk, and Baruchel is a really great choice to play that 5, because he looks like a 5, but we know that his personality alone could turn him into a 10, we feel like we already know Baruchel, and we love it when Molly, the 10, asks him out after he returns her lost iPhone, she, much like him, has just come out of a relationship and is following a new motto that tells her that she won’t go for 10’s on the outside anymore, but will rather look for guys that are a 10 on the inside.

This is a good film, really, it has really cool moments and has a great leading man in Baruchel, who’s extremely believable as Kirk, we could see him being Kirk in real life, and Alice Eve, who plays Molly, is a great find, I wouldn’t rate her a 10 personally, but she’s got the looks that many men would indeed rate a 10, and geeky guys like me love when a girls starts going for guys for what’s on the inside. The film is not a 10, but in a day and age when movies of this type average a 3 this is a really refreshing 6.

Grade: C+


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