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A Cautionary Red Band Moment from She’s Out of My League

About a week ago now, I had a chance to sit down and screen She’s Out of My League, the latest sex comedy from the folks at Paramount. More appropriately, it’s the latest raunch-com from the team that brought us Sex Drive, writers Sean Anders and John Morris. And what I discovered — without spoiling too much of my forthcoming review — is that if there’s anything these guys get right, it is the funny little character moments that populate their otherwise generically designed story. It’s this same talent that made Sex Drive entertaining.

One such moment is an uncomfortable situation for main character Kirk (Jay Baruchel), in which he finds himself stuck in between a sticky situation and common decency. He’s just been getting hot and heavy with his uber-hot girlfriend Molly (Alice Eve) and taken the early train to orgasm town, only to be interrupted by her entire family. What makes the entire scene is the two-seconds of interation he has with her father, played by Trevor Eve. It’s a gag, yes, but there’s a bit of nuance that makes it work. Plus, there’s a cautionary tale here, gents — I believe we also learned it in the 1998 Farrelly Brothers film There’s Something About Mary. You know, the one about not going on a date with a super-hot girl with a fully fueled rocket. Or something like that.

Check it out for yourself below. She’s Out of My League is in theaters March 12, 2010.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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