She’s Out of My League
Directed by Jim Field Smith (2010)
jusco’s Rating: ★★★1/2
How many romantic comedies sprinkled with vulgarity and obscenity have you seen that have been utter failures? Sure, there are a handful that have been successful especially the films involving Judd Apatow, but for the most part they drown miserably in their own pitiful pool of horrific filmmaking. But very surprisingly, She’s Out of My League is one romcom that does work.
The romantic part outdoes the comedy part in this case – a few hilarious scenes, but on the whole it grasps the attention of millions of guys out there who felt it a duty to stand behind Kirk until the very end where, as we all guessed but was relieved to see come true, a happy ending awaiting, leaving the male audience sighing and losing themselves in wishful dreams for something similar to happen in their own lives. This is a film that manages to steer away from cheesiness and is unusually convincing. It’s also notably not as raunchy as initially expected. Overall, a light-hearted, feel good romcom that touches the hearts of guys like you and me.