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She's Out of My League (BLU-RAY)

She's Out Of My League

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On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Grade:
B-
Running Time: 
104 minutes
KEEPIN' IT REAL

Molly's parents are played by Alice Eve's real-life parents, Trevor Eve and Sharon Maughan.

A lot of people said this was the "funniest movie since The Hangover", so many people in fact that it's the press quote on the cover of the blu-ray, not to mention that our very own Matt Rodriguez said so in his theatrical review.

QUALITY:
Good, but it's a slapstick comedy, what kind of quality are you really looking for here?

BONUS FEATURES:
Bloopper reel, deleted scenes, commentary, featurette, extended ending.

The bloopers aren't really all that funny and the rest of the bonus features are somewhat of a wash as well.  As for the movie?  Sorry Matt, but I don't fully agree with the statement that this was one of, if not the best, comedy of the year.  It was nowhere near being mentioned in the same breath as The Hangover.  Though it was funny and somewhat endearing, there were a lot of missteps in 'League'.  First, Alice Eve, who plays the "She" of the title, couldn't hide her Australian accent to save her life.  I knew she was an Australian going in (as Matt interviewed her and Krysten Ritter during the theatrical run) so I was looking for it a LITTLE but, in some scenes, she seems to forget altogether that she was supposed to be hiding it.  Jay Baruchel nails his role as the awkward lead and the rest of the cast bring the movie up a notch as well. 

The problem is that the first 20-25 minutes of the movie seem to be off kilter until Baruchel brings Eve back to meet his family in an extended scene that levels out the movie well.  At one point, Baruchel & Eve are walking down the street talking and Eve just stops and stairs off for no reason at all and then they walk off camera.  Don't get me wrong, it is an enjoyable movie but, up there with The Hangover it is certainly not.

Peter Oberth
Review by Peter Oberth
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