How To Stop Being A Loser (2011)




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A warm comedy about James (Simon Phillips) who is the consummate dork and makes Ronnie Corbett look like a modern day Don Juan. Eventually, pick up artist Ampersand (Craig Conway) comes to James' rescue and teaches him the way of the woman. But as James learns the dark art of seduction from his mentor he begins to wonder if Ampersand is all he appears to be and questions what would truly make him happy in life.
Art House & International , Comedy
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Critic Reviews for How To Stop Being A Loser

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

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Full Review… | November 22, 2011
Top Critic

It's not the worst British comedy, but if it were a TV pilot - which it feels like - there'd be little chance of this winning a full series.

Full Review… | November 14, 2011
Time Out
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About as funny and erotic as a young Conservatives speed-dating evening chaperoned by Ann Widdecombe.

Full Review… | November 19, 2011
Observer (UK)

Bloodless, with a screenplay that makes caricatures of the participants and gives them jokey situations you can just about believe if you remember the more embarrassing male-female hesitations of youth.

November 19, 2011
London Evening Standard

Appearances from TV soap favourites Martin Kemp, Gemma Atkinson and Billy Murray reinforce the suspicion that the film's real home is on the small screen.

Full Review… | November 19, 2011
Daily Mirror (UK)

What a charmless embarrassment.

Full Review… | November 19, 2011
Daily Express (UK)

Audience Reviews for How To Stop Being A Loser


Craig Conway and Colin Salmon steal the show, no doubt, it's just a shame that the show they stole wasn't a little more valuable. I live by the ideal that any comedy that can make me laugh out loud more than once is worthy of the title, and I actually very rarely come across comedies that do, but How to Stop Being a Loser passed that test for me, low-budget & awkwardness not withstanding, so it may not have been phenomenal, but it was quite a pleasant surprise anyway.

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