Synopsis: An airport security agent cannot believe his luck when a beautiful girl falls for him.
Release Date: March 12, 2010 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Comedy, Teen Comedy
He’s a 5, she’s a 10. He’s an unmotivated TSA worker at an airport. She is a successful and wealthy event planner. It is a seemingly impossible match but somehow Kirk (Jay Baruchel) and Molly (Alice Eve) make it work; the audience never feels like their relationship is preposterous. Kirk’s boisterous guy friends that guide him through the ups and downs of his relationships are likable, authentic and their group has a good rhythm in their banter. “She’s Out of My League” is a surprisingly fresh romantic comedy that reminds us that beauty is truly in the eyes of the beholder. At times the movie is a little unfocused, but it is a lot of fun from beginning to end and carries an important message about self awareness and self confidence.
Although Jay Baruchel does play Kirk a little too awkward and Alice Eve’s Molly is kind of flat at times, they have a very sweet and believable chemistry. They make it easy for the audience to get on board with the fact that a 10 is falling for a 5. What becomes frustrating is that we never get to see them actually falling in love so their relationship is cute but baseless. It’s obvious that they like each other but it remains unclear why Molly chose Kirk and, furthermore, we don’t see what Kirk sees in Molly beyond her looks. In order for their relationship to really hit deeper levels, they had to have something that drew them to each other beyond their physical appearances.
There are moments in this film that will have you rolling with laughter because something about the chemistry between Kirk and his friends worked really well. The writing is very clever and the characters are just extreme enough to be endearing. The premise of the film gets old after about thirty minutes, but they keep the humor fresh by not focusing too much on the number rating system. The situational comedy did not always pan out as well as the conversational humor because of poor pacing and awkward beats, but the laughs are still there.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): Jim Field Smith
- Producer(s): Sean AndersJohn MorrisJay Baruchel (Kirk Kettner)
- Screenwriter(s): Krysten Ritter (Patty)
- Cast: Dan SchalkJim DenaultClayton Hartley
- Editor(s): Molly Maginnis
- Cinematographer: Michael Andrews
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- Country Of Origin: USA