'She's Out of My League'
(Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, et al / DVD / R / 2010 / Paramount)
Overview: When airport security guard Kirk (Jay Baruchel, best known from supporting roles in Knocked Up and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist) recovers the cell phone of knockout Molly (Alice Eve, Crossing Over), she asks him out to a hockey game as thanks. When a romance blossoms, Kirk is amazed--but not half as amazed as his buddies!
DVD Verdict: After a slow and rough start, the movie finally gets running when Kirk meets the beautiful Molly at the airport where he works. And after picking up her lost phone, Molly invites Kirk to attend a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game with her and her deadpan friend Patty, played by Krysten Ritter - who I don't think I've seen before, but really steals the movie especially when she hurls insults at everybody in her path!
This is when the movie becomes its own as we follow the building relationship between Kirk and Molly, which includes a familar ex-boyfriend encounter. Dealing with themes of stereotypes, love, and low self-esteem, sometimes the movie isn't sure what it wants to accomplish. But don't get me wrong, the comedy really hits home when it isn't drowned with cheese and dramatic fluff.
Penned by "Hot Tub Time Machine" scribes Sean Anders and John Morris, the comedy and humor relies on the awkward coming of age cliches everybody passes through; such as the "shaving bit" which expands on a gag so-so used in "American Wedding". But don't let the groin shots in the trailers fool you, we are also thrown cute and lovely moments that sometimes go too far to the extremes to break our heart.
Despite a slow start and speed bumps along the way when the movie fails to be a Judd Apatow joint, there's still enough smarts, hearts, and farts to garner a hilarious watch with a couple of your buddies. Just remember to bring an extra pair of jeans if you're going to play with the family dog!! [WG] This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Deleted Scenes—With optional commentary by director Jim Field Smith
Devon’s Dating Show—A hilarious “do’s & don’ts” guide to dating for guys
Commentary by director Jim Field Smith