• How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

Release Date: October 3rd, 2008

DVD Release Date: February 17th, 2009

R |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

Sidney Young is a down-on-his-luck journalist. Thanks to a stint involving a pig and a glitzy awards ceremony, Sidney turns his fortunes around, attracting the attention of Clayton Harding, editor of New York-based glossy magazine "Sharps", and landing the holy grail of journalism jobs. The Brit jets off to the Big Apple and moves from one blunder to the next.

Cast: Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Danny Huston, Gillian Anderson, Megan Fox, Miriam Margolyes, Bill Paterson, Max Minghella

Director: Robert B. Weide

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Film 4, Intandem Films, Number 9 Films

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Rise, Transformation, New York City, Hilarious, Emotional, Quest, Charming, Love interest, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Simon Pegg is likably smart and obnoxious as the fish-out-of-water Brit in high-gloss Manhattan, but he's swimming upstream in a feature that substitutes slapstick for scathing wit. show more

  • 38
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    An embarassingly unfunny, stumblebum adaptation of Toby Young's memoir. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Possibly the best movie that could be made about Toby Young that isn't rated NC-17. show more

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