515. She’s Out of My League

Background info

515-shes-out-of-my-leagueTitle: She’s Out of My League
Director: Jim Field Smith
Year: 2010
Run time: 1hr 44m

“Kirk (Jay Baruchel), an average Joe, can’t believe his luck. Though he’s stuck in a seemingly dead-end job as an airport security agent, against all odds, Molly (Alice Eve), a successful and outrageously gorgeous babe falls for him. Kirk is stunned. So are his friends, his family and even his ex-girlfriend. Now he has to figure out how to make the relationship work, even though he’s the first to admit, ‘She’s Out of My League.'”

Live blog

2:09 – Love Wade!
2:28 – The smashing of cake sounds surprisingly fun.
4:29 – Love the size of the bags of crisps (chips) in the US. Huge!
8:54 – “Big Apple City.”
12:31 – Wade as the genie would be something to behold.
14:42 – Eyeing up the wine glasses again. Is there a website of movie wine glasses like there is movie fashion?
17:29 – “Technology and stuff. You just might go to the moon.”
24:12 – It really should be illegal to bowl in someone else’s lane on purpose.
31:06 – Ooh, the awkwardness. Why doesn’t he take the jacket off?
36:07 – “Feels like the universe is out of tilt.”
41:34 – Gosh, family dinners.
46:04 – Fab use of the basement. I want a basement.
54:14 – Marney is awful! “If that makes me the bad guy…” Yeah it does!
56:23 – “I mean, I think anything is possible.”
1:01:51 – He’s an attractive Yoda, for sure.
1:03:44 – Yea, it’s hard to argue with a fighter pilot.
1:10:12 – I guess that’s a sign of real friendship.
1:22:52 – Always knew there would be the big fallout but didn’t think it would be about webbed feet.
1:33:20 – It pays to have friends in the TSA!
1:36:29 – Completely different kind of airport end-of-film chase.

Conclusions

I think we only ended up watching this because we were looking up things Alice Eve had been in, took a look at the trailer, and saw that Wade from Hello Ladies was one of the friends. That sold it to us, although I think it’s easy-going nature and rom-com style was appealing after hauling our way through all the Harry Potters.

I wasn’t expecting great things, it looked like one of those comedies that was passable but forgettable. It was really, really good. If you look past the moments where an entire airport is ogling this woman, there are some really funny lines, some great concepts and a fantastic relationship between the four friends.

What was key was that the formula was the same as any rom-com (boy meets girl, boy and girl eventually get together, boy and girl hit an obstacle, boy and girl eventually work things out), but within that structure it was unpredictable. The ex-girlfriend, the airport chase, the ex-boyfriend, the scene in the bathroom, there were a lot of surprises (some better than others) and overall it was a lot of fun.

Rating: 4/5.

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