Volume 47, Number 15 - March 29, 2010

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Ailyn Fojo
Ailyn Fojo
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She's out of my league, not a ten, not a one; a solid seven

By Ailyn Fojo

She’s Out of my League is a surprisingly original comedy from U.K. director Jim Field.

My hopes weren’t very high going into this movie. I was expecting all the funny parts to have been used up in the trailer.

The story features Jay Baruchel (Tropic Thunder, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) as Kirk: an all around nice guy who has been convinced by everyone in his life that he is a five in the notorious one through 10-scale of sex appeal.

It’s no wonder that he is shocked when the “hard 10” Molly, played by Alice Eve (Crossing Over), shows interest in him.

The movie had a slow beginning, taking longer than I would have liked to show Kirk to be a pathetic, less than average guy, desperate to get back together with his selfish, self-absorbed ex-girlfriend.

Eve’s entrance was overdone, with everyone in the airport taking a few seconds to look. But, I guess it got the point across of how desired she was.

The whole scene felt forced until Molly’s best friend and business partner made Kirk aware.

However, as soon as the two began their romance, it was smooth sailing, for the viewers anyway. The versatility of the film was successful in attracting both genders. For the ladies, there is a quirky, romantic story that favors nice guys. For the guys there is plenty of bashing on the poor inexperienced Kirk not to mention several awkward scenes that touch topics like premature ejaculation.

Although this isn’t a perfect 10, it’s a crowd pleaser, and will have you wondering where you fall on the scale. Don’t be too hard on yourself, be hard on the movie.

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