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"SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE"
(2010) (Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve) (R)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Moderate Mild Heavy None Minor
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Heavy None None Heavy Extreme
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Extreme None Moderate Moderate Mild


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: A young man must contend with feeling he's not worthy of or in the same league as the attractive young woman he's now dating.
PLOT:
Kirk Kettner (JAY BARUCHEL) is a young TSA employee who lives in Pittsburg, doesn't have a lot of self-esteem, and is still fixated on his ex-girlfriend, Marnie (LINDSAY SLOANE), despite them breaking up several years ago. Of course, it doesn't help that she still hangs out with his parents, Barb (DEBRA JO RUPP) and Walt (ADAM LeFEVRE), older brother Dylan (KYLE BORNHEIMER) and his condescending, pregnant girlfriend, Debbie (JESSICA ST. CLAIR), always with her boyfriend, Ron (HAYES MacARTHUR), in tow.

Kirk still wants to get back together with Marnie, something that doesn't sit well with his friends and coworkers, Stainer (T.J. MILLER), Jack (MIKE VOGEL) and Devon (NATE TORRENCE), who think he should move on. He gets that chance when event planner Molly (ALICE EVE) accidentally leaves her phone at the airport security checkpoint, and he and Devon return it to her at a reception she's set up with her business partner, Patty (KRYSTEN RITTER).

Molly is the kind of beautiful young woman who turns heads and thus would seem to be completely out of Kirk's league. Yet, she takes a liking to him, probably because he's just about the polar opposite of her last boyfriend, Cam (GEOFF STULTS), a handsome and egotistical pilot. Kirk can't believe it, which also holds true for his stunned friends, but he and Molly soon become a romantic couple. From that point on, Kirk must not only deal with that disbelief, but also the nagging notion that he's not good enough for her.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
It's a good bet many teens will be interested in it.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For language and sexual content.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • JAY BARUCHEL plays a young TSA employee suffering from low self-esteem and fixated on getting back together with Marnie until he meets Molly. Even so, he doesn't think he's in her league, but they become a romantic item. He fools around with her and uses strong profanity.
  • ALICE EVE plays a lawyer turned event planner who ends up, despite their obvious differences (in appearance, self-esteem, careers, etc.), falling for and nearly sleeping with Kirk. She uses strong profanity.
  • T.J. MILLER plays one of Kirk's friends and coworkers who tries to give him advice about the women in his life, and lives by a dating compatibility scale. He uses strong profanity and drinks beer.
  • MIKE VOGEL plays another friend and coworker who shares most of Stainer's life and dating philosophy and similarly uses strong profanity and drinks some.
  • NATE TORRENCE plays their other friend and fellow airport worker, the only one who's married. Somewhat goofy and idealistic, he gives Kirk "live and love by your heart advice" and doesn't use any profanity.
  • LINDSAY SLOANE plays Kirk's ex-girlfriend who doesn't want to get back with him (she is dating someone else, but still hangs out with Kirk's family) until she sees that Molly is attracted to him. She uses strong profanity.
  • KRYSTEN RITTER plays Molly's best friend and business partner, an acerbic young woman who uses strong profanity.
  • KYLE BORNHEIMER plays Kirk's brother who playfully puts him down and somewhat physically abuses him. He uses strong profanity and drinks some.
  • JESSICA ST. CLAIR plays his pregnant fiancée who's mean to Kirk and uses strong profanity.
  • GEOFF STULTS plays Molly's ex-boyfriend, a handsome and egotistical pilot who thinks Kirk is gay.
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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    The following is a brief summary of the content found in this R-rated comedy. Profanity consists of at least 56 "f" words, while other expletives and colorful phrases are also uttered. Sexually related dialogue (some of it explicit) and comedy scenes (including about shaving one's pubic area) are present, as is the sight of a young couple stripping down to their underwear with the intention of having sex, but that doesn't occur. They also fool around, clothed, resulting in him climaxing in his pants.

    Some comedy based violence is present in several scenes, while some standard hockey violence occurs during a game. All sorts of potentially imitative behavior occurs. Bad attitudes are present, as is tense family material, both of which are comedy-based. Drinking occurs in several scenes, while some crude humor is present.

    Should you still be concerned about the film's appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home, you may want to look more closely at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • We hear Molly talking on the phone about champagne related to an event.
  • People have drinks at a reception, including Molly's sister.
  • People have beer at a hockey game.
  • Stainer and Jack have beer at a bowling alley.
  • About a young woman working behind a fast food counter, Stainer states that's "some chick I banged when I was drunk."
  • Cam orders a drink for Molly and himself (but they don't have any).
  • Walt holds a beer.
  • Dylan has a beer out at the pool.
  • Dylan and Walt have beer.
  • Walt has a drink.
  • Molly gets some wine for Kirk and herself.
  • Molly's now 21-year-old sister has beer as do others.
  • Molly's father has a drink, and Kirk quickly downs his martini (or similar drink).
  • Lying as a means of trying to get Kirk off a plane, Stainer says that Kirk is "drunk as f*ck" and that he "sh*t his pants."
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • When Molly excuses herself to use the bathroom, Walt tells her that they don't flush for "number one."
  • Molly's dog ends up licking the wet semen spot on Kirk's pants after he's climaxed in them while fooling around with Molly (no one else realizes what the dog is licking, and it's embarrassing to Kirk).
  • Kirk makes a metaphor about the guy who shovels elephant "sh*t" not really being in show business.
  • Lying as a means of trying to get Kirk off a plane, Stainer says that Kirk is "drunk as f*ck" and that he "sh*t his pants."
  • Stainer admits that he peed his pants back in the fourth grade and thus his nickname.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Debbie routinely has a condescending attitude toward Kirk, such as telling him, "You ain't got sh*t, p*ssy."
  • When Kirk's TSA boss sees Molly, he fakes extra needed security so that he can check her out, including tapping both of his clothed nipples while asking if she has any piercings.
  • When a plane passenger across the aisle tells Molly she can't be on the phone before they take off as it's bad for the plane, Patty chimes in, "Oh, I'm sorry, are you a plane doctor? No? So shut the f*ck up."
  • Stainer refers to Marnie as a "skank" and gives her "the finger" with both hands.
  • Stainer refers to Patty as Molly's "bitchy friend" and the words "bitch" and "bitches" are used as well.
  • To deal with a jerk in the lane next to Kirk while bowling, Stainer purposefully throws his bowling ball to hit that man's ball as it goes down the lane.
  • A person refers to another as a "total psycho."
  • Barb whacks Walt in the gut for starring at Molly too long.
  • About how much money Molly states she can make on a wedding (a lot), Debbie, Ron and most of Kirk's family state, "F*ck you" (played for comedy).
  • Dylan states that Debbie is "One wicked hot box," but that Molly makes her look like a pig (said in front of Debbie, prompting her to cuss at him).
  • Due to having just climaxed in his pants following Molly grinding away on top of him, Kirk doesn't stand up to greet her parents upon meeting them for the first time when they unexpectedly (to him) show up. They view this as a bad attitude.
  • Hearing Devon state that if someone loves you, you are a 10, Jack sarcastically replies, "My God, how's your vagina?"
  • Cam thinks Kirk is Molly's gay friend, calls him Elton John, hugs him, and then states, "Man, you gays smell good."
  • Molly lies to her dad that Kirk is in the aviation field, making him think he's a pilot.
  • Kirk's low self-esteem results in him insulting Molly by being happy she isn't perfect.
  • A person uses the term "Christ on a corn dog."
  • Kirk tells his family and others that they're just "blood-sucking vampires" and ends that by telling them, "F*ck you all" and gives them "the finger." He also refers to Marnie (who's now gotten back with him after seeing that a beautiful woman like Molly was interested in him) as an "evil little dwarf" (although she isn't short).
  • Stainer and others break all sorts of airport security rules as they try to get Kirk and Molly back together.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • None.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Kirk's TSA boss makes a playful gun gesture with his hand (in an "I'm looking at you" sort of way).
  • Kirk makes a mocking shooting himself in the head with a gun gesture with his hand.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "Why don't you put your f*cking balls in?" "Your worst f*cking nightmare," "Oh, I'm sorry, are you a plane doctor? No? So shut the f*ck up," "F*cking hot," "F*ck you," "Who brought the good news bear? Give her some f*cking honey," "For f*ck's sake," "TSA m*therf*ck," "F*ck it," "What the f*ck is that?" "Go f*ck yourselves," "Like a m*therf*cker," "Pretty f*cking stupid," "It looks f*cking huge," "Drunk as f*ck," "How the f*ck did you get my number?" "You f*cking hung up on me," "F*ck you all," "I'm an insane m*therf*cker," "Dip-sh*t," "You ain't got sh*t, p*ssy," "Dude, go sh*t in your hand," "Bullsh*t," "Noise and sh*t," "Piece of sh*t," "Sh*t-box," "Where do you get this sh*t?" "You look like sh*t," "Pad up, chicken sh*t," "Mister hot sh*t," "Are you sh*tting me?" "Total sh*t-hole," "Oh sh*t," "Hot as sh*t," "No sh*t," "Free sh*t," "The elephant sh*t guy," "He sh*t his pants," "Sn*tch parade," "Skank," "Boner patrol," "One wicked hot box," "My God -- how's your vagina?" "You can push your meat into any person you want," "Busting my nuggets," "I jizzed in my shorts," "Freak," "Oyster" (wad of semen), "Honestly, I'd have sex with that guy," "You can't seal the deal," "Ball(s)" (testicles), "You're totally gonna jump his bones today," "What the hell /is that/are you doing?" "You're a moodle" (a "man-poodle"), "Do you see the words coming out of my mouth?" "Pissing off," "Dude," "Do not josh me," "Don't be such a lay down Larry," "Chick," "Bitch," "Bitches," "Bitchy," "You suck today," "Moron," "Hard ten" (perfect woman), "Are you Hannah Montana?" "A chance in hell," "A total psycho," "Pay out of the ass?" "Don't get your panties in a wad," "Kick ass," "Oh crap," "Loser," "How is this not gay?" "I feel like a jackass," "Holy Moses," "Dumb ass," "Are you kidding me?" "Christ on a corn dog," "A-holes," "Is an evil bitch," "Screw-up," "You're a bunch of blood-sucking vampires," "You evil little dwarf," "Dumb ass" and "Shut up."
  • Kirk's TSA boss makes a playful gun gesture with his hand (in an "I'm looking at you" sort of way).
  • Stainer refers to Marnie as a "skank" and gives her "the finger" with both hands.
  • To deal with a jerk in the lane next to Kirk while bowling, Stainer purposefully throws his bowling ball to hit that man's ball as it goes down the lane.
  • Kirk and his friends ride the baggage carousel at an airport (seated).
  • A miscellaneous young woman has a neck tattoo.
  • Patty wears a midriff-revealing top.
  • Kirk makes a mocking shooting himself in the head with a gun gesture with his hand.
  • Following Jack's advice about having a clean shaven crotch area, Kirk decides to shave his pubic hair (with shaving cream and a straight razor), with Devon eventually assisting him (with shears).
  • Stainer uses his middle finger to point to Patty.
  • One of Kirk's friends slaps him to make him see the reality of a situation.
  • Kirk tells his family and others that they're just "blood-sucking vampires" and ends that by telling them, "F*ck you all" and gives them "the finger."
  • Stainer and others break all sorts of airport security rules as they try to get Kirk and Molly back together.
  • Dylan gives "the finger" to Kirk.
  • Marnie wears a midriff-revealing top, while the top sides of her panties slightly stick up from her pants.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • None.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • Kirk's ring tone on his phone has song lyrics that include a sexual use of the "f" word as well as "bitch."
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 56 "f" words (5 used with "mother," 2 used sexually as are terms "do," "bag," "banged," "seal the deal" and "jump his bones"), 33 "s" words, 4 slang terms using male genitals ("d*ck" and "meat"), 4 for female ones ("sn*tch," "p*ssy" and "hot box"), 9 asses (4 used with "hole," while another is stated as "A-hole"), 9 hells, 4 damns, 1 crap, 1 S.O.B., 6 uses of "Jesus," 5 each of "G-damn" and "Oh my God," 3 of "My God," 2 each of "Jesus Christ" and "Oh God" and 1 use each of "Christ," "Christ on a corn dog," "God," "Jesus, Mary and Joseph" and "Oh dear God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • We see Kirk rehearsing his speech to Marnie (speaking to the camera, but actually talking to his friends). He comments on them breaking up and then experimenting with others, adding that she did a lot of that.
  • Jack states that Kirk's problem is that girl's view him as a "moodle" (a "man-poodle"), and that they want to take him out for a walk, etc. but don't want to "do the moodle," with Stainer adding, "No one would ever f*ck a moodle." They then tell him he should inform Marnie that he's been on a "sn*tch parade." The scene then cuts to Kirk talking to her, with her repeating that last phrase in doubt. He then says it's true and that he's been "double bagging" it (using two condoms at a time) to prevent seepage, etc.
  • Marnie shows cleavage, as does Debbie.
  • Debbie is Dylan's pregnant girlfriend.
  • The camera focuses on Molly's face and body (in slow motion, including a close-up view of her clothed chest - although we see cleavage) as she walks through the airport and many men stop and stare at her beauty. When Kirk's TSA boss sees her, he fakes extra needed security so that he can check her out, including tapping both of his clothed nipples while asking if she has any piercings.
  • Molly shows cleavage at an event.
  • One of Molly's friends thinks that Devon is "hot."
  • About Molly being with Kirk, Stainer jokes the day that happens will be when Jack sleeps with Devon's wife. There's an awkward silence, Stainer realizes the reality, and Devon says it happened before they were married.
  • Labeling women and himself on a 1 to 10 scale and saying one can only jump so many numbers, Stainer says the best he can "bag" is a 9.
  • Kirk's ring tone on his phone has lyrics that include a sexual use of the "f" word as well as "bitch."
  • About a young woman working behind a fast food counter, Stainer states that's "some chick I banged when I was drunk."
  • Molly shows cleavage on a date.
  • Molly and Kirk briefly kiss.
  • Jack wonders about Kirk taking it up a notch (meant sexually) with Molly.
  • We see Dylan and Ron shirtless in a pool, while Marnie and pregnant Debbie are in bikinis (with one of the guys joking about "boner patrol" in regards to Marnie). They're all shocked at how attractive Molly is when she shows up, and are shocked she's with Kirk, prompting Dylan to ask if she's a hooker or prostitute. The guys then invite Molly in for a swim, saying doing so in her underwear would be fine. She agrees that would be fine if she were wearing any. We then see a close-up view of Dylan getting out of the water in just his wet briefs. Later, at lunch, Dylan asks about her not wearing any underwear, with Marnie then coming in, all sexed up in a tight, cleavage-revealing dress, and she suggestively tells Ron she isn't wearing any underwear.
  • Marnie informs Molly that she (Marnie) and Kirk used to be lovers.
  • Dylan states that Debbie is "One wicked hot box," but that Molly makes her look like a pig (said in front of Debbie, prompting her to cuss at him).
  • Dylan and Kirk take turns shooting hockey pucks at each other in their parents' basement (up against a wall, and in pads), with one of Kirk's shots hitting Dylan right in the crotch, prompting pregnant Debbie to worriedly state that she wants another baby.
  • Molly and Kirk start to kiss at her place, with her stating that once she trusts someone she can experiment and be pretty generous (meant sexually), prompting Kirk to nervously repeat the same about himself. She then straddles him on the sofa (both clothed) and starts to grind away while nuzzling on his neck. As we hear building sounds on the soundtrack representing his pending release, he then climaxes in his pants just as the doorbell rings. She hops up to let her parents and sister in, but Kirk is embarrassed and can't stand up due to the presumed erection in his pants and the large wet spot on the front of them. Molly's dog then comes over and starts licking that wet spot.
  • Having heard about the above from Devon, Stainer and Jack playfully joke about that, with Stainer saying he was excited and thus "came early" to work, while one questions whether Kirk just "came" in his pants again.
  • Hearing Devon state that if someone loves you, you are a 10, Jack sarcastically replies, "My God, how's your vagina?" The guys then all talk about mismatched pairings, with Jack telling another that once he becomes a platinum-selling recording artist "You can push your meat into any person you want."
  • Cam has the phrase "Foot Long" just below the cockpit canopy on his plane.
  • Jack tells Kirk he must tell Molly that he (Kirk) "jizzed" in his shorts with her. Kirk then gets up the courage and tells Molly what happened (above, she wasn't aware it went that far), but uses the term "ejaculated" instead, adding that it's not every day he has a hot girl grinding on him. He then comments on having had a "giant freaking oyster" in his shorts.
  • Seeing Cam take off in his jet, Stainer admits, "Honestly, I'd have sex with that guy."
  • Molly shows cleavage a few times in a montage.
  • Kirk's friends comment on him being unable to "seal the deal" (sexually) with Molly after ten dates. He states he's terrified of the thought of being in front of her naked while she's naked. Jack then asks Kirk if he's done his prep work (meaning shave his pubic hair) and then drops his pants to show the guys that he's done the same (we don't see anything other than their horrified reaction), that it's clean, and that it's a look that says, "You can put your mouth here." Devon then says "He just moved" (referring to Jack's unseen penis).
  • We next see Kirk trying to shave his pubic hair with shaving cream and a regular razor (we don't see his crotch, but do see his bare butt several times), but he's having a hard time, with talk of shaving his "balls." Devon, who's outside the closed door, tells him to shave it like his face, but Kirk complains he doesn't have "two f*cking testicles" sticking out of his face. We then see Devon assisting him with an electric trimmer (again, we don't see Kirk's crotch, but do see his bare butt as well as pubic hair falling away as Devon is right there). Kirk then asks how this isn't gay, with Devon asking Kirk to lift his testicles for more shaving (he does, but we don't see them, just the motion). Devon then admires his work and then uses his mouth to blow air there several times to remove any last hairs (he also flaps the area with a towel). Kirk then looks and says about his penis, "It looks f*cking huge."
  • About Kirk, Patty asks Molly if she going to jump his bones today.
  • Cam mentions Molly having a birth defect to Kirk, but doesn't explain what it is. When Kirk later sees it's just webbing between her toes, he's relieved and says he thought she was going to have a small "d*ck" or something.
  • Molly and Kirk make out at her place and remove their own clothes (he in boxers, she in her small panties and cleavage-revealing bra). She then runs her hand down inside the front of his boxers and is surprised by him being shaven there. She then straddles him, he states he isn't that experienced, she replies, "Your balls are shaved" and he says he's trying something new. They then sit on a bed (still dressed that way) as she states she has to show him something, but her revelation of webbed toes (he was worried it was going to be a small "d*ck" or something) then leads to an argument and nothing else sexual happens.
  • Marnie wears a midriff-revealing top, while the top sides of her panties slightly stick up from her pants.
  • Dylan states he doesn't think Molly is wearing any underwear.
  • SMOKING
  • None.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • Dylan half-meanly/half-playfully abuses Kirk several times.
  • Molly admits that she hasn't told her parents that she quit being a lawyer to run her own event planner business.
  • Kirk is embarrassed by how his family acts around Molly upon first meeting her.
  • Kirk tells his family and others that they're just "blood-sucking vampires" and ends that by telling them, "F*ck you all" and gives them "the finger" (played for comedy).
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Couples who don't seem matched well.
  • Being fixated on a romantic ex.
  • Airport security and those who work at such jobs.
  • We see that Molly has some webbing between her toes.
  • Having low self-esteem.
  • VIOLENCE
  • Dylan playfully but roughly tackles Kirk down onto a sofa.
  • There's some hard contact during a hockey game, including being smashed up against the glass, as well as a brief fistfight.
  • Barb whacks Walt in the gut for starring at Molly too long.
  • Dylan half-meanly/half-playfully throws a pool ball from a swimming pool and hits Kirk on the head.
  • Dylan and Kirk take turns shooting hockey pucks at each other in their parents' basement (up against a wall, and in pads), with one of Kirk's shots hitting Dylan right in the crotch, prompting pregnant Debbie to worriedly state that she wants another baby.
  • One of Kirk's friends slaps him to make him see the reality of a situation.
  • Marnie ends up running face-first into something while chasing after Kirk. She then clotheslines him to the floor, a guy falls off an airport passenger cart when both of them get on that, the cart runs through a stand, and Kirk knocks Marnie off the cart with some luggage (all played for comedy).



  • Reviewed March 4, 2010 / Posted March 12, 2010

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