She’s Out of My League (REVIEW)
If you’ve overdosed on mushy, lovey-dovey flicks these last couple of weeks, She’s Out of My League might be just what the doctor ordered (and don’t forget: you can enter to win tickets to see She’s Out of My League and a date with Whitney Port!)
The romantic comedy centers around Kirk Kettner, played by Jay Baruchel; that odd looking gangly goon from Knocked Up and Pineapple Express who has a constant look of ‘I’m high out of my mind’ on his face. Kirk works as an airport security guy with his gaggle of equally odd looking but hilarious friends. When Kirk’s girlfriend Marnie, played by Lindsay Sloane, a.k.a. Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s sidekick, Valerie Birkhead (I tell you this little nugget o’knowledge because chances are you’ll be racking your brain throughout the movie trying to figure out just where the hell you’ve seen her before) dumps him, he thinks he’ll never find love again. But as luck would have it, Molly, the ‘Perfect 10,’ who despite being no Megan Fox is apparently totally out of everyone’s league, leaves her iPhone at the airport security gate where Kirk works. You can see where this is headed, right…?
Kirk, ranking somewhere between a 5 and a 7, depending on who you ask, goes on a series of dates with Magnificent Molly and is constantly told by friends and family that she’s far too good for him. But Molly is tired of the superficial douchebag type and is searching for the more unconventional looking, sensitive guy. Will the two end up happily ever after, or will their ranking gap come between them!? Oh, you’ll just have to go see the movie to find out!
The movie manages to successfully mix bromance with romance and finds a balance between laughter and love. It’s no Judd Appatow masterpiece, but we can’t all afford to cast Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill (speaking of 5’s…) If you’re a lanky underachieving male who needs a pick me up you’ll probably love this movie. If you’re a hot girl who’s settling for the lanky underachieving male until something better comes along you may feel slightly better about yourself. For the rest of you, just don’t go in expecting Superbad-league insanity with this one and you’ll end up having a jolly old time.
She’s Out of My League hits theaters March 12.