Jay Baruchel was another unknown quantity. I think I liked it mostly because of the leads. Under these circumstances, and everything working against Kirk and Molly, is it possible for them to build a relationship that will bloom and flourish? The status quo of his fairly monotonous life ends when he meets Molly, a smart, kind and gorgeous blonde. That isn't the case, however. This is actually one of the better movies I've seen this year, I highly recommend it.
Although the raunchy scenes are funny. Aside from those two scenes and a few others, the movie is actually a really sweet romantic comedy. Because she's way out of his league she's a hard 10 and he is but a 5 , Kirk knows there's no way on earth she's ever going to fall for him. The way they finally handle the elephant in the room is also very effective. On the opposite end of the gender pole is the drop-dead gorgeous Alice Eve who, like Molly, is a hard ten.
My Comment This is an unlikely love story that is a really sweet romantic comedy. Kirk's friends played by Mike Vogel, Nate Torrance, and T. Molly is constantly reminded that she only went out with him in the first place because he is safe. His supporting turns in Knocked Up, Fanboys, Tropic Thunder and Million Dollar Baby remember the weakling who frequented the boxing hall despite his complete lack of talent — that was Baruchel have provided laughs galore, but being the main star is different altogether. He's a 5, according to his friends. Miller as Kirk's best mate Stainer a character who resembles Napoleon Dynamite if he were on crack cocaine who delivers a handful of memorable one-liners and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.
It's not just her looks that makes her popular with the men though, she's genuinely cool and doesn't have a whiff of ego. Recommended as a light romantic comedy. Kirk, on the other hand, has one big insecurity problem; Kirk believes Molly will dump him as soon as she realizes her mistake. Another security guard, Kirk Jay Baruchel comes to her rescue, and passes her through to catch her plane. There were many times when the theater full of people burst into laughter, and I even found myself crying at some points I was laughing so hard! It's like when you see an attractive person from far away and the closer they get the less attractive they become. Both actors characterization of the low self-image problem was very believable.
But I went to see it anyway and I was glad I did. Kirk is dopey-looking, skinny, and a bit of a push-over. Yet, Molly, whose a hard 10, finds him amusing and a perfect gentlemen. Elsewhere in the cast you'll find the previously unknown T. Synopsis Molly Alice Eve is a sexy event planner who is delayed by a sleazy airport security guard. It's a waste of a concept.
Because she's way out of his league she's a hard 10 and he is but a 5 , Kirk knows there's no way on earth she's ever going to fall for him. J Miller are identifiable idiots, too wrapped up in over-thinking things like the rating scale both their number and womens and Disney fairy-tales to really understand women. Elsewhere in the cast you'll find the previously unknown T. Luckily, Kirk finds Molly's phone that she left behind, and from the plane, Molly calls her phone and invites Kirk to a party to return her phone when she returns. His geeky exterior and small frame isn't exactly leading man material however Baruchel's great comic timing and willingness to make a fool of himself if required makes him a likable headliner. Jay Baruchel was another unknown quantity.
It goes against all logic. Miller as Kirk's best mate Stainer — a character who resembles Napoleon Dynamite if he were on crack cocaine — who delivers a handful of memorable one-liners and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. So, does she really like or love him? They like each other and get along fine, but their friends keep questioning the relationship and giving them self-doubt. The story does show and prove that a person with low self esteem will have a hard time in life fulfilling his dream. The other big reason I liked it was because it managed to take one of the oldest romantic clichés ever--racing to the airport to declare your love before that Perfect Someone leaves--and put a nice twist on it.
Soon, to the surprise of many, they start dating. Elisha Cuthbert played a porn star that needs to be rescued by her nerdy next door neighbor Emile Hirsch. Yes, there is a make-out scene between the two stars where the male lead. Her previous boyfriend, also a 10, broke her heart and now she's with someone whose in no position to do that. The same is expected by Baruchel and the question becomes can he live with the fact that his girlfriend is much better looking and successful as him? And there's also a shaving scene that will rival the one from the third American Pie.
In a way, this movie is like The Girl Next Door. Jay Baruchel Tropic Thunder stars as Kirk, a pathetic dork with the build of Woody Allen who works a menial job in airport security. The status quo of his fairly monotonous life ends when he meets Molly, a smart, kind and gorgeous blonde. I liked the guy because he never tried to impress the girl, he was just himself, even when it was painful and difficult to do so, and I liked the girl because once you got past her looks, you found an interesting person underneath. It is with great delight then, that what we get is 100 minutes of laughter and light-hearted entertainment. Kirk is constantly reminded that he's a 5 and she's a 10.
Eve is great, Baruchel is great, his little ensemble of friends play well, including an old girlfriend reinterested in him given his success with Eve. So, remember, if you decide to see this film it's pretty tame and a lot more girly than the ads are willing to admit. Through a cell-phone mishap, he winds up at a party being thrown by Molly Alice Eve , a 10 on the very attractive scale. On the opposite end of the gender pole is the drop-dead gorgeous Alice Eve who, like Molly, is a hard ten. Because she's way out of his league she's a hard 10 and he is but a 5 , Kirk knows there's no way on earth she's ever going to fall for him. Jay Baruchel's performance as the quirky geek was right on target, and Alice Eve's portrayal of Molly made her very likable. No big name actors, a director with no feature film experience and a screenplay by the same guys who brought us Sex Drive.