How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

2008

Action / Biography / Comedy / Drama / Romance

23
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 37%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 42%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 64566

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Daniel Craig as Himself
Kirsten Dunst as Alison Olsen
Kate Winslet as Herself
Megan Fox as Sophie Maes
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mistoppi 7 / 10

Fun and refreshing!

I don't remember why I originally added this on my list on Netflix. I'm pretty sure I did not read to plot description. I mostly looked at the name and went with it. The name of the movie is strong and weak at the same time. It attracts attention, it certainly gives you a certain feel to the movie before you watch it. But eventually, is it accurate? And is it too long for people to remember, therefore making it harder for people to talk about it? "Hey, have you seen How to Lose Friends And Alienate People" just doesn't come so naturally to people. Thank god we can discuss it mostly online or in text messages.

The plot is intriguing because of two things: the beginning and Simon as a character.

The beginning is a scene closer to the end - the "You're probably wondering how I got into this situation" kind of beginning. And when the movie actually starts, the contrast is amazing. You know where the main character Simon Young is going to be, but the how of the trip is intriguing considering the beginning doesn't seem to go so smoothly for him.

Somehow the beginning while interesting also made me sigh in frustration. Someone moves to New York? That certainly has never been done before! The story can be different, but the setting is getting tired. Is New York really that great? And people living in New York, don't come after me after I wrote that remark, you hear?

Simon Young as a character is interesting. What are fictional journalists usually like? They always want to write serious stuff, win prizes and make a difference. That's always the way it goes, right? But Simon Young is into all the gossip articles. His priorities (he wants to have humorous, ironic look on different celebrities) are different from the people in other movies, and all the characters around him. Again, wonderful contrast. Now, is Simon Young likable? He's a bit sympathetic, but some details about him annoy the audience. But what makes you mostly root for him is the way his opponent is even more annoying. There's nothing likable in that guy, so you root for Simon. And eventually, you really like him, and you want to see him shine.

Those are the two reasons that make you want to watch the entire movie. You want to know how Simon Young got to the place shown in the beginning, and you want him to be better than the more annoying character. Of course the movie is also enjoyable and fun, but those two are way more effective. If a movie is fun, but there's nothing else interesting going on, audience might not be as motivated reach the end.

It was weird listening to this movie. Almost every song on the soundtrack is on some playlist of mine. There's a chance it gets annoying if a movie is filled with recognisable, popular songs after another. In How to Lose Friends and Alienate People it works. Songs go well with the scenes, and they don't feel as forced as songs that are there just to trick you into enjoying a scene.

There are many typical details to How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, but it's also extremely refreshing. It's fun, even if a bit annoyingly vulgar at times, but at the end extremely enjoyable. It feels like this movie could be analysed way more - there's so much going on under the surface.

Reviewed by Paul Magne Haakonsen 6 / 10

Offbeat comedy...

What initially lured me in here was Simon Pegg, and he was in top shape in this 2008 comedy. And the movie, while following the generic hate-turned-to-love-romantic-comedy recipe, still turned out to have just an edge of something special to it.

The story is about a small time British journalist, named Sidney, who is recruited for a New York society magazine. However Sidney is somewhat of a fish out of water and soon ends up in over his head.

What worked for this movie was a well-written script, some good comedy and a rather impressive cast list. Simon Pegg was fantastic in the role of Sidney Young, and it was great to see Kirsten Dunst out of the usual roles that she tends to do.

While most romantic comedies tend to be chick flicks, then "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People" is very suitable for a male audience as well.

If you enjoy a great fee-good movie, then you should give this movie a go. I was genuinely entertained by it. "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People" gets a solid six out of ten stars rating from me.

Reviewed by Python Hyena 8 / 10

How to Watch Pegg and Alienate All Distractions.

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (2008): Dir: Robert B. Weide / Cast: Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Megan Fox, Jeff Bridges, Gillian Anderson: Very funny comedy about disconnection. Simon Pegg plays a British writer hired to work at a high profile magazine where his methods of journalism are often met with disaster. Subplot regarding his father isn't necessary but director Robert B. Weide reveals the false world of celebrity. Pegg is side-splitting messing up opportunities. Kirsten Dunst plays a co-worker reluctantly dealing with his mishaps. We know that these two will eventually end up together but it is what leads up to this revelation that sparks the best humour. Pegg goes from nobody to somebody as his popularity rises. Dunst ends up returning to a damaging relationship although at first she seems to dislike Pegg who ironically takes her mind off the negative in her life. Megan Fox is the target celebrity seductress whose dog is accidentally killed by Pegg. His desire for her is soon replaced with disgust before she attempts to throttle him. Jeff Bridges delivers a one note performance as the magazine head in a role that needed broadening especially given the talent backing it. Gillian Anderson plays a high powered publicist whose clients he targets. Effective comedy about communication and the fantasy of celebrity. Score: 8 ½ / 10

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