How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

Based on the memoirs of British journalist Toby Young, this comedy stars Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) as a disillusioned intellectual who both adores and despises the world of celebrity, fame and glamour.

He gets a job at high-profile New York magazine Sharps, amuses his new editor Clayton Harding (Jeff Bridges), becomes a confidante of starlet Sophie Maes (Megan Fox), and begins a love affair with colleage Alison Olsen (Kirsten Dunst).

2008111 minsUK
Comedy

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Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

Based on the memoirs of a bitter journalist fired from uber-cool mag Vanity Fair, it's a little surprising this movie is so nice. Hell, based on the title I'm surprised it's so nice. But at the risk of sounding like a joyless wanker reviewing a comedy, that's kind of the problem with this film.

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Variety

Variety

Cleverly titled but noxious British comedy.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The crushingly unfunny and slopped-together How to Lose Friends & Alienate People has neither the ambition nor the intelligence to do justice to its source material.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

A sharp-witted satire of celebrity journalism.

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Salon

Salon

When Pegg is breaking protocols with his uniquely ballsy aplomb, dancing like a doofus or doing battle with Venetian blinds, the film almost flies.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

There are some very funny lines thanks to Young's sharp, blunt and honest English wit - however, this film isn't, unfortunately, the biting satire it could have been.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The putrid showbiz comedy How to Lose Friends & Alienate People appears to hit DEFCON 5 in mistaking its brand of moral laxity for cutesy irreverence.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

Ultimately, How To Lose Friends and Alienate People lets itself down with toothless writing, and some join-the-dots direction.

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