Friday, 19 February 2010

How To Lose Friends and Alienate People - Phil's Five Words For Films -

How To Lose Friends and Alienate People It is such a shame to see the talents of Simon Pegg being put to waste here. Having loved SP's earlier work, this is a real let down. A few famous faces can't make up for a lack of script, lack of decent gags and an all-round weak idea. The comedy misses the spot throughout and is mostly poor slap-stick, the characters are 2d and too selfish to care about and the love interest is totally far-fetched. Not funny enough for a comedy, not nice enough for a Rom-Com and not edgy enough for a satirical comment on the fashion world. There are a few decent performances as it must be difficult to work with such weak material, but in general it really isn't worth it. Forgettable and puerile - this really is how to lose friends and alienate people. Sorry Simon.

4 out of 10
Cert 15 (uk) 2008.

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