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She's Out of My League

Film #605

THE PLOT

An average Joe meets the perfect woman, but his lack of confidence and the influence of his friends and family begin to pick away at the relationship.

THE REVIEW

It’s the weekend, my classes are finished for the semester, and I’m bored looking for something to do. So that means time to watch a whole bunch of movies and television and since I currently have HBO for Westworld, I’ll make my way through the movie selection they have.

She’s Out of My League is great for what it is: a relaxing rom-com to fill some time. That description seems a bit condescending (it’s not just a filler movie), but it works in a pinch. I laughed, I wasn’t bored, character and story development were decent for a 100-minute flick; there’s not much more I could’ve asked for. It doesn’t reach the level of some romantic-comedies I’ve seen recently like What If but it doesn’t need to to be enjoyable.

Jay Baruchel does a stand up job as Kirk Kettner, and while Alice Eve as the “perfect-10” Molly McCleish plays well opposite him, it’s Krysten Ritter (best known to me as Jessica Jones from the Netflix show) as Patty delivers an even better performance. All-in-all, She’s Out of My League was a solid middle-of-the-road, nothing amazing but nothing horrible, three-star film.

THE RATING

3 out of 5