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She's Out of My League DVD Review

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Average Joe Dates a Perfect Ten in Charming, if Raunchy Teensploit

Kirk (Jay Baruchel) suffers from a bad case of low self-esteem, between being dumped by his condescending girlfriend, Marnie (Lindsay Sloane), and his dwindling dream of becoming a pilot. Sadly, he's had to settle for a job as a baggage screener at Pittsburgh International Airport and for spending most of his free time with three of his co-workers (TJ Miller, Nate Torrence and Mike Vogel) instead of dating.

This Average Joe's fortunes finally start to change the day an attractive passenger (Alice Eve) accidentally leaves her phone behind after passing through security. For when Molly later dials her own cell to locate it, Kirk answers and agrees to return it at a party she'll be hosting upon her return to town. He has no idea that despite being gorgeous, she's insecure because her hunky ex-boyfriend (Geoff Stults) had cheated on her. Consequently, she's now willing to consider a nice guy even if he's not exactly handsome.

Upon meeting, Kirk gets the shock of his life when she seems to like him. But they do hit it off, and start hanging out together, although nobody besides Molly expects the relationship to blossom. Not Kirk, not his best friend ("She makes my girlfriend look like a pig!"), not his parents (Debra Jo Rupp and Adam LeFevre), and not Marnie who suddenly wants the guy she abandoned back.

Can a 5 have a chance at holding onto a perfect 10? That is the burning question posed by She's Out of My League, a fish-out-of-water sitcom marking the full-length feature debut of British actor-turned-director Jim Field Smith. Although this teensploitation flick often trades in American Pie-level crudeness as a staple of its coarse brand of humor, all is forgiven when the jokes are this hilarious. Plus, the characters are colorful, and the engaging plot leads to such a satisfying resolution.

A charming romantic comedy that lets Mr. Wrong win at love for a refreshing change of pace.

Excellent (3.5 stars)
Rated R for profanity and sexuality.
In English and Ukrainian with subtitles.
Running time: 104 Minutes
Distributor: Paramount Home Entertainment

DVD Extras: Deleted scenes, extended ending, blooper reel, director's commentary, and a featurette entitled "Devon's Dating Shoow."

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Kam Williams is a syndicated film and book critic who writes for 100+ publications. He is a member of the New York Film Critics Online, the African-American Film Critics Association, and the NAACP Image Awards Nominating Committee. Contact him through NewsBlaze.

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