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SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE
Nobody will ever acknowledge this, but She’s Out of My League is likely to do more good for the world than a movie like Precious or Milk ever could. The latter are films that, while well-intentioned, have almost no chance of broadcasting their message to an audience that doesn’t already agree with what they have to say. She’s Out of My League, however, sells itself on the exact premise it seeks to admonish. The marketing campaign was built entirely around the conceit of applying a number value to people (“How could a 10 go for a 5?”), apparently playing on our current generation’s abhorrently shallow societal outlook for an easy laugh. Instead, it tells the story of how that sort of bullshit causes a self-doubting nice guy to nearly sabotage his relationship. Its examination of the effect that this unfortunate cultural development has been having on people’s sense of self-worth doesn’t overshadow its affection for goofy humor, but it’s far more honest and intelligent than its moronic trailer would have you believe. And funnier, too.
Available on Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD & Blu-ray – Commentary by director Jim Field Smith, deleted scenes, an extended ending, a blooper reel, and a Devon’s Dating Show dating guide for guys.

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I like Jay Baruchel. Not based on any deep assessment of his work, but more on the fact that I suspect he’s more versatile than his more routine roles make him appear. He’s got a bit of an edge, and while he’s twitchy, he’s also earnest in a way that I can appreciate. Sadly, the trailer for his new comedy She’s Out of My League, in which a hot girl (Alice Eve) inexplicably displays an interest in a put-upon nebbish (Baruchel), makes it look like one of his routine roles. At best. How’s that for a sales pitch? Read More »

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