How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

Brace yourselves, America.


How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
This movie is inspired by the real-life experiences of Toby Young. Young was a British writer who hopped across the pond to write about celebrities for Vanity Fair magazine (renamed in the movie). He was raucous and outrageous, and secretly hated the people and culture he was writing about. Apart from the tempestuous relationship with his boss, he also tried hitting on a hot young co-worker, while the only person who cut him some slack was another young woman who turned out to be a more suitable partner.

110 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Nudity).
Comedy, Romance.

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Credits

Cast
Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Megan Fox, Jeff Bridges, Gillian Anderson, Danny Huston
Director
Robert B. Weide
ScreenplayPeter Straughan, based on the book by Toby Young
MusicDavid Arnold
CinematographyOliver Stapleton
EditingDavid Freeman
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SA distributorUIP
Made in2008
Produced byNumber 9 Films, Film4, Intandem Films, Aramid Entertainment Fund, Lipsync Productions, UK Film Council

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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
0
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
1
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
4
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg
5
iAfrica.com
Rebekah Kendal quote iconAs always, Pegg delivers, but the irony of him acting in a film about the corrupting, soul-destroying influence of Hollywood is inescapable.
13
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconThis production has a problem making up its mind whether it wants to be a sweet, life-affirming tale or one with a nasty, vicious bite.
12
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconHow to Lose Friends & Alienate People is possibly the best movie that could be made about Toby Young that isn't rated NC-17.
18
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconThe film doesn’t really cut any deeper than the likes of The Devil Wears Prada.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconHow to Lose Friends represents a near miss: a movie that ends up disappointing because it can't decide what it wants to be.
13
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconNothing tremendous but capable of delivering more laughs and entertainment value than I was expecting.
11
Metacritic.com
25 critics
7
Rottentomatoes critics
104 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA decent performance from Pegg in a disappointing film. Neither sharp nor satirical, Weide's adaptation relies too heavily on slapstick, and misses the point of the source material in the process.
8

What the People say

Internet
6467 Netizens quote iconHysterical and Entertaining!
14

Average .. 52%

10

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