She’s Out Of My League (2010)

She's Out Of My League
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I’m starting to get quite fond of romantic comedies, I believe it could be the fact that the Spring season is upon us and slowly feel more energised. Back to the film in question, it started off as an average film, however it started to slowly grow on me. That doesn’t mean I’m branding the film as the best romantic comedy I have ever seen. By the end of the film, it turned from a 5 to 7 out of 10.

We’ve seen so many of these romantic comedies, where the loser geeky guy gets the pretty girl, and this is no different. Kirk (Jay Baruchel) is a security officer at the Pittsburgh International Airport, a guy who severely lacks self-confidence, probably due to his annoying ex-girlfriend Marnie (Lindsay Sloane). Also annoying is his family, who take every opportunity to have digs at him. However, this soon changes when Molly (Alice Eve) comes into his life. She’s had enough of going out with the wrong type of guys, so she feels she needs to go for a safe bet, and in this case it’s Kirk.

Alice Eve
hmmm is she really a 10? You decide…

Molly is a smart, successful and a sexy lady (as per the movie, not my thought), so Kirk’s friends and family are left to wonder what she actually sees in Kirk. His friends tend to use a rating system for guys and girls; Kirk is a “5”, whereas Molly is a “hard 10”. This is the only bit I couldn’t agree with as in no way I thought that Molly is a “10”. Yes she does have some pleasant qualities about her, but come on, a “10”? No way! I think I could almost even accept her as a “10” had her opening scene not took place, where everyone in the airport couldn’t keep their eyes off her as she strode in. There are much, much hotter women out there who will make your heads turn, but Molly is not one of them.

Anyways, I don’t want to dwell on that too much, as it’s a pleasant romantic comedy, it does have a few laughs, but we’ve all seen these kinds of movies before, and we all know what to expect at the end of the film.

Maybe you have your own personal experiences of girls who have been out of your league; we would love to hear your stories…

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