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How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
  • 2008
  • US
  • 110 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Robert B Weide
  • Written by: Peter Straughan, Toby Young (memoir)
  • Cast: Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Megan Fox, Danny Huston, Gillian Anderson, Jeff Bridges, Brian Austin Green
  • Website: www.paramountpictures.co.uk/howtolosefriends/

Toby Young's semi-scandalous memoir about the period the gobby English journo spent carousing with the rich and famous while working at a glossy magazine in New York is given a mainstream movie makeover with this enjoyable enough romantic comedy. Young's rudely confessional and frequently very funny observations are now framed by a bland will-they-won't-they love story that sadly drowns every last scrap of satirical stab.

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How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

2 Oct 2008

Screenwriter, producer and director Bob Weide has spent his two score and ten odd years genuflecting at the altar of American comedy. A foremost knowledge on the life and work of the Marx Brothers (along with our own Simon Louvish) and, arguably, the…

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

2 Oct 20083 stars

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Loser takes it all

2 Oct 2008

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