Director: Jim Smith
Cast: Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, Mike Vogel, Nate Rorrence, Lindsay Sloane, Krysten Ritter, T.J. Miller
Kirk, 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, 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."
I had no expectations at all going in to see this comedy. I chuckled at the trailer, and it looked like it would be entertaining, but you never know about these kinds of films, where you’re unfamiliar with the people involved with making the film. The only person in the movie that most people would recognize is the star, Jay Baruchel.
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this movie. Not only was it hilariously funny, but it had a fun solid story and script. This is a comedy that stands on its own two feet. It just goes to show that there is some great comedic talent out there that isn’t in the Judd Apatow circle. She’s Out of My League was written by Sean Anders and John Morris, who are the same guys that wrote the hilariously great comedy Sex Drive and the upcoming film Hot Tub Time Machine.
There was something very natural about the way the story was told, and how the characters were portrayed even though there was a bit of exaggeration thrown in there. I liked that it just wasn’t a stupid comedy that threw out mindless silly jokes, sure there were a few, but it was done tastefully. In the end, this film had a lot of heart that left the audience with a good uplifting feeling.
The acting was really good as well, Baruchel does a great job carrying this movie as the male lead. I wasn’t sure if he would be able to cut it in a lead role, but he was awesome. He was also surrounded by a great cast of characters that were fun to watch. Some of these guys you might recognize, others you won't. Honestly, it really doesn’t matter if you recognize them or not because it’s a wonderful ensemble cast, that is sure to make you laugh. I gotta point out that T.J. Miller who plays Stainer in the film sounds exactly like Jason Lee.
If you’re in the mood for a comedy then I recommend you go out and see this movie. It definitely makes for an excellent date film. This isn’t the greatest comedy ever made, but I think you’ll enjoy watching this movie, so check it out when you get the chance.
If you have seen it, please tell us what ya thought!