How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

Based on the memoirs of British journalist Toby Young, this comedy stars Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) as a disillusioned intellectual who both adores and despises the world of celebrity, fame and glamour.

He gets a job at high-profile New York magazine Sharps, amuses his new editor Clayton Harding (Jeff Bridges), becomes a confidante of starlet Sophie Maes (Megan Fox), and begins a love affair with colleage Alison Olsen (Kirsten Dunst).

2008Rating: M, Offensive Language & Nudity111 minsUK
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Variety

Variety

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Cleverly titled but noxious British comedy.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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The crushingly unfunny and slopped-together How to Lose Friends & Alienate People has neither the ambition nor the intelligence to do justice to its source material.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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A sharp-witted satire of celebrity journalism.

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Salon

Salon

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When Pegg is breaking protocols with his uniquely ballsy aplomb, dancing like a doofus or doing battle with Venetian blinds, the film almost flies.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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There are some very funny lines thanks to Young's sharp, blunt and honest English wit - however, this film isn't, unfortunately, the biting satire it could have been.

3.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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The putrid showbiz comedy How to Lose Friends & Alienate People appears to hit DEFCON 5 in mistaking its brand of moral laxity for cutesy irreverence.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

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Ultimately, How To Lose Friends and Alienate People lets itself down with toothless writing, and some join-the-dots direction.

2.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Cleverly titled but noxious British comedy.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The crushingly unfunny and slopped-together How to Lose Friends & Alienate People has neither the ambition nor the intelligence to do justice to its source material.

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

A sharp-witted satire of celebrity journalism.

0
Salon

Salon

press

When Pegg is breaking protocols with his uniquely ballsy aplomb, dancing like a doofus or doing battle with Venetian blinds, the film almost flies.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

There are some very funny lines thanks to Young's sharp, blunt and honest English wit - however, this film isn't, unfortunately, the biting satire it could have been.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The putrid showbiz comedy How to Lose Friends & Alienate People appears to hit DEFCON 5 in mistaking its brand of moral laxity for cutesy irreverence.

0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Ultimately, How To Lose Friends and Alienate People lets itself down with toothless writing, and some join-the-dots direction.

2.0
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