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Review: She’s Out Of My League

Earns a zero for originality
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 17, 2010
2.5 2.5 Stars

Can TSA employees really be as bad at screening travelers as the ones in Jim Field Smith's comedy? I mean, they assign Alice Eve's Molly a 10 when it's clear she's a 9 at best. (They don't even notice her poorly concealed British accent.)

Truth is, Eve is too down-to-earth for the kind of bimbo stereotype that gets a number — and that's to the film's benefit. Likewise, Jay Baruchel, a standout in Knocked Up and Tropic Thunder, has the charm to navigate his role as Kirk — a 5 — past the implausibility of his high-school-graduate security guard's getting a gorgeous event planner/lawyer out of her underwear (that is, he would have if she'd been wearing any).

The hackneyed conceit of the dork who dreams big earns a zero for originality, but the cast — which includes Mike Vogel, T.J Miller, and Krysten Ritter as friends of the mismatched couple — is close to an 8.

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