Brace yourselves, America.
Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Megan Fox, Jeff Bridges, Gillian Anderson, Danny Huston
Robert B. Weide
|Screenplay||Peter Straughan, based on the book by Toby Young|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, DTS|
|Produced by||Number 9 Films, Film4, Intandem Films, Aramid Entertainment Fund, Lipsync Productions, UK Film Council|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Rebekah Kendal As always, Pegg delivers, but the irony of him acting in a film about the corrupting, soul-destroying influence of Hollywood is inescapable.
Peter Feldman This 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.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert How to Lose Friends & Alienate People is possibly the best movie that could be made about Toby Young that isn't rated NC-17.
Adam Nayman The film doesn’t really cut any deeper than the likes of The Devil Wears Prada.
James Berardinelli How to Lose Friends represents a near miss: a movie that ends up disappointing because it can't decide what it wants to be.
C. Fuchs Nothing tremendous but capable of delivering more laughs and entertainment value than I was expecting.
Tomatometer A 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.
What the People say
6467 Netizens Hysterical and Entertaining!
Average .. 52%