She's Out of My League opens at an airport, all but guaranteeing a climactic dash to stop a flight; this is a romantic comedy after all. But as opposed to many other rom-coms of late, League doesn't ask for much of a contrivance to stick its unlikely couple together and starts out working more, not to mention working better, as a comedy of manners and social mores before falling back on those standbys of raunchy humor and sprints to the gate.

Kirk (Jay Baruchel, gawky as ever) is bearing with working security at a Pittsburgh airport when in walks Molly (Alice Eve, gorgeous as can be). As the other guys stand around and drool, he sees her through with some measure of respect and, as luck would have it, he's the one to find her phone once she discovers that she's left it behind. The meet-cute turns into a returned phone, which turns into a hockey game, which turns into a nice dinner and so on and so forth as both Molly's friend (Krysten Ritter) and Kirk's pals (T.J. Miller, Mike Vogel, Nate Torrence) look on and wonder what a girl like her is doing with a guy like him.
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