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How to Lose Friends and Alienate People Reviews
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Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) stars as Sidney Young, a gate-crashing British journalist who loves exposing the shallowness of the celebrity world, yet desperately wants to join it. When he accepts an offer from renowned editor Clayton Harding (Jeff Bridges) to write for an ultra-chic magazine in Manhattan, Sidney finally gets to rub elbows with A-list celebrities but always manages to rub them the wrong way. His fellow writer, Alison Olsen (Kirsten Dunst), is powerless to stop Sidney when he sets his lustful sites on beautiful starlet Sophie Maes (Megan Fox). But when Sophie's publicist (Gillian Anderson) makes him a tempting offer, Sidney is finally poised to conquer the Big Apple or suffer the biggest humiliation of his life.

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    Recommended? You Betcha!
    March 30, 2009

    This was a really funny movie. I almost overlooked this on Itunes because of the title, but I'm glad I didn't.

    Sydney Young is a somewhat recklessl British Journalist, who longs for the spotlight as much as he abhors celebrity. In his quest to get into the inner circle he develops a reputation for getting kicked out of parties and making a fool of himself. After crashing a star studded party with a pig posing as "Babe", he makes headlines and gets a job offer from a New York magazine to cover the celebrity section. It seems the magazine editor finds Young's antics amusing and reminiscent of his younger days.

    I really can't do justice to the plot, you just have to watch it because:

    * Simon Pegg (plays Sydney Young) is so hilarious. Who is this guy? Why haven't I heard of him before? Why isn't in more comedies? Would love to see him in more major roles like this one.

    * Smart funny, not dumb funny.

    * Jeff Bridges' hair

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