How to Lose Friends and Alienate PeopleHD Closed Captioning
Robert B. Weide
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About the Movie
Sidney Young is a disillusioned intellectual who both adores and despises the world of celebrity, fame and glamour. His alternative magazine, Post Modern Review, pokes fun at the media obsessed stars and bucks trends, and so when Young is offered a job at the diametrically opposed conservative New York based Sharps Magazine its something of a shock! It seems Sharps editor Clayton Harding is amused by Young's disruption of a post-Bafta party with a pig posing as Babe. Thus begins Sidney's descent into success - his gradual move from derided outsider to confidante of starlet Sophie Maes - and a love affair with colleague Alison Olsen, that will either make him or break him.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 111
- Fresh: 41
- Rotten: 70
- Average Rating: 5.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Instead of skewering self-important stars and vapid journalists, Friends gets muddled in slapstick and crude humor.
Rotten: Like the characters it portrays, How to Lose Friends eventually becomes the very thing it mocks, its delectable naughtiness sacrificed to sentiment and audience appeal.
Rotten: It plays like a made-for-CBS redo of The Devil Wears Prada.
Fresh: A sharp-witted satire of celebrity journalism and has much to recommend it once you get past its unwieldy title, which sounds like something that would get slapped on a self-help book.
The movie strikes the perfect balance between reality and humor. Unlike so many comedies today, the humor is real and true, not some fabricated misadventure where discomfort and shockvalue provoke laughs. If you liked Run Fatboy Run, you'll like this. Highly reccomended.
Megan Fox is such a cute, and talented actor in this movie(: We need more movies by her
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 2008
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