She's Out of My League Reviews
Jay Baruchel's performance as the quirky geek was right on target, and Alice Eve's portrayal of Molly made her very likable, she's very attractive and sexy. Both actors characterization of the low self-image problem was very believable. Elsewhere in the cast you'll find the previously unknown T.J. Miller as Kirk's best mate Stainer who delivers a handful of memorable one-liners and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.
As is the modern fashion there is a fair amount of bad language, and some concentration on bodily functions (one of which gives rise to one of the funniest sequences in the film). But these are nice people and it's quite a sweet story, and the ruderies fit quite well, so I didn't mind that much.
Story is pretty much dorky guy Kirk, (Jay Barachel), somehow scores hot chick Molly. (Alice Eve) and then shows how his family and friends can't believe his luck, so ultimately nor can he and blows it. No real surprises on how it ends and it is romantic, but has enough gross out humour and guy stuff that you can probably sit your other half through it without too many grizzles.
There is a really good cast in this too. Alice Eve is lovely and reminded me of a younger Reese Witherspooon. Debra Jo Rupp as Kirk's mum, (although she is underused here - she is so funny it would have been nice to see more of her), Lindsay Sloane as his ex, Marnie - amazing how such a pretty girl looked so skanky all through this! His friends played by Mike Vogel, T J Miller and Nate Torrence all work really well too, plus Krysten Ritter as Molly's bitchy best friend.
Definitely one of the better films in this genre.
Nate's Grade: C