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 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People :: movie review
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People :: movie review 

Sidney (Simon Pegg) is a failing journalist that does a celebrity magazine in England that has fell on hard times he can’t even get into the A-list parties. He runs a front page cover of Clayton Harding (Jeff Bridges), and ends up getting offered a job at his magazine in New York. Alison Olsen (Kirsten Dunst) plays his co-worker that is having an affair with his direct boss Lawrence Maddox (Danny Huston), and after a series of wild events he falls for  a rising actress  Sophie Maes (Megan Fox)and the plot unfolds. This is a really well written and funny movie, with a top notch cast and, I was really surprised by the intelligent humor. This was recommended by a friend who wouldn’t stop talking about this film so he is my little review. Ok, that said I sat back and with a cynical smile on my face was won over by this film. It has some interesting dialog and a sense of irony, as well as a pointed theme and a mocking of itself the whole celebrity machine, that is what I like in a good film. As we move deeper into the world of Sydney we find that he is  not that bad of a guy and is quite brilliant as a matter of fact, never short of witty one liners that seems to cut like a knife, a passive aggressive warrior in a world of fake plastic media vultures...

 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People :: movie review

 

There is some well defined images and well blocked shots and camera work that gets lose in the mixed but I saw it, well done.  I’m going out on a limb and giving this film a really high rating, with a disclaimer that some of my readers might not get it…

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People :: movie review

 

3.5 stars out of 4 for this film , by brickthrewglass.com matt willey author

 

Directed by         Robert B. Weide

Produced by      Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen

Written by          Peter Straughan, Toby Young (memoir)

Starring                Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges, Megan Fox, Danny Huston, Gillian Anderson,

Music by              David Arnold

Cinematography              Oliver Stapleton

Editing by            David Freeman

Distributed by   Channel Four Films (UK), Paramount Pictures (UK), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (US)