2010 is the year that will either turn Jay Baruchel into, say, the next Seth Rogen or Michael Cera, or it will be the year Baruchel turns into, say, the next Jon Heder. Most likely it'll be the former, though I can see folks tiring of his wimpy, insecure "nice guy" persona after a few films, as they seem to be doing with Michael Cera (who, I should note, is definitely taking the criticism to heart by amping up his style in both Youth in Revolt and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World).
Baruchel is leading (or co-leading) a few big films this year, including The Sorcerer's Apprentice, How to Train Your Dragon and She's Out of My League, the latter of which just scored a very adorable trailer that definitely looks to come packed with more than a few laughs. Picking up where films like Just Friends left off, She's Out of My League stars Baruchel as "that guy" who can never get girls to take him seriously. The film, in an attempt to dig its way into a 2010 pop-culture reference guide, uses terms like "Moodle" (half man, half poodle) to describe just how lame Baruchel's character is. But then, as luck would have it, he's accidentally connected to a total hottie who, for one reason or another (call it the "Knocked Up Syndrome") begins to fall for our lovable loser.
Cue the jealous (and perfect) ex-boyfriend, the group of obnoxious loser friends and the weary nerdy-looking parents and you have what could be the year's first must-see comedy. Sean Anders and John Morris wrote the script, and these are also the two guys behind the underrated Sex Drive, so they're definitely beginning to carve out comedies that fall somewhere between Todd Phillips-esque and Judd Apatow-ish ... and that's cool with me as long as they make me laugh.
Watch the trailer after the jump. She's Out of My League hits theaters March 12th.