The Review at a Glance: (max score: 5 )
Audio/Video total rating:
( Max score: 100 )
Studio and Year: DreamWorks - 2010
MPAA Rating: R
Feature running time: 104 minutes
Disc Format: BD-50
Encoding: AVC (MPEG-4)
Video Aspect: 2.35:1
Audio Format(s): English DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio, French/Spanish/Brazilian Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
Starring: Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, T.J. Miller, Mike Vogel, Nate Torrence, Krysten Ritter
Directed by: Jim Field Smith
Music by: Michael Andrews
Written by: Sean Anders & John Morris
Region Code: A
Blu-ray Disc release Date: June 22, 2010
"How can a 10 go for a 5?"
In this outrageous comedy, Kirk (Jay Baruchel), an average guy, can't believe his luck when the successful and gorgeous babe Molly (Alice Eve) falls for him. His smart-ass friends, his crazy family, and even his obnoxious ex-girlfriend are just as shocked as he is. Now, see what lengths Kirk goes to - including some hardcore man-scaping - to make the relationship work and prove that she's not out of his league.
She's out of my league is a romantic comedy/bro flick about a mid twenties nebbish named Kirk (Baruchel) who has been unluckily in love and is routinely reminded of his status as a 5 by his buddies as well as his place at the bottom of the familial food chain by his brother and father. Kirk is a good guy with low self esteem who is reeling from his recent breakup with his bitch on wheels girlfriend Marnie. He and buddies, Jack, Devon and Stainer work for TSA at the Pittsburgh Airport where Kirk dreams of one day becoming a pilot. Kirk's place among the romantically disenchanted makes an abrupt turn when Molly struts through his security checkpoint at the airport. Her shapely figure and stunning good looks captivate every male eye within range. As everyone drools and ogles her the only one that maintains a sense of professional decorum is Kirk, which Molly notices. When she inadvertently leaves her cell phone behind Kirk recovers it and the two make plans to meet later so he can return it to her.
Molly is attracted to Kirk, a fact that everyone seems to notice but him. Molly is forced to take the initiative which eventually leads to she and Kirk becoming an item. They encounter unusual behavior from nearly everyone they know who find it hard to believe that she would be even remotely interested in him. Kirk's dysfunctional family only adds fuel to fire when he brings Molly to a family gathering at his parents house. Kirk's first meeting with Molly's parents doesn't go very smoothly either but the couple attempts to persevere. Amidst all of this Kirk has to constantly deal with the two of them running into Molly's past boyfriend mister tall, dark, handsome and successful Cam which only increases his insecurity about dating a 10. Kirk will have to man up in order to over come his status as a moodle (man poodle) and prove that he is in fact worthy of the gem that is now on his arm. Stay tuned to find out the answer to the burning question, why IS she dating him??
This film follows the romantic comedy/bro flick formula we have seen in similar movies and while some are better this one holds its own. I enjoyed the interplay among Kirk, Devon, Jack and Stainer and thought that Jay Baruchel gave a charismatic portrayal of Kirk which worked well opposite the sexy yet fragile allure of Alice Eve (who is stunning by the way) as Molly. She's out of your league's blend of witty dialogue, over the top humor and likeable characters makes for a charming, funny and entertaining addition to the genre.
The rating is for sexual content and language.
AUDIO/VIDEO - By The Numbers:
REFERENCE = 92-100 / EXCELLENT = 83-91 / GOOD = 74-82 / AVERAGE = 65-73 / BELOW AVERAGE = under 65
**My audio/video ratings are based upon a comparative made against other high definition media/blu-ray disc.**
(Each rating is worth 4 points with a max of 5 per category)
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Shes out of my league comes to Blu-ray Disc from Paramount featuring 1080p AVC encoded video that has an average bitrate of 33 Mbps and lossless DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound that has an average bitrate of 4.2 Mbps.
This is a high bitrate encode that looks solid throughout. Detail was exemplary as images looked clean, sharp, and dimensionally satisfying. I never felt that video was lacking in terms of depth or the perception of visible detail within the structure of objects onscreen. Colors were reproduced with balanced tonality and deep saturation which made them eye catching. Fleshtones appeared natural with warm highlights and appreciable complexional variation. Blacks were a solid shade of deep black and exhibited excellent dynamic range. Contrast was boldly applied but not at the expense of fidelity as images were pristinely rendered and free of compression related artifacts.
This being a predominantly dialogue driven film the DTS-HD MA soundtrack had no trouble rendering clear and well articulated dialogue through the center channel. Sound effects had ample dynamic range so that they sounded full bodied and punchy. This is not a film that requires heavy use of surround sound to deliver its message but it does rely on the entire soundstage for proper atmosphere from time to time. There is a scene in the opening where a jumbo jet executes a near field flyover that pans from front to rear that literally shook the room. The mix excelled at creating the right sounds at the right levels and placing them appropriately within the soundstage. Low frequency detail was used to good effect when called for and added solidity to the film's music score. I thought that it sounded great.
- Director commentary with Jim Field Smith
- (HD) Devons dating show! - Faux advice show featuring Nate Torrence in character
- (HD) 5 deleted scenes with optional director commentary
- (HD) Blooper reel - 6 minutes
She's out of my league is a decent romantic comedy/bro flick that may not thematically be original but it's a charming and funny film that features witty dialogue, likeable characters, and over the top humor that makes for an entertaining watch on date night or when the guys/girls are over. Its debut on Blu-ray Disc from Paramount is accentuated by resplendent high definition video, estimable lossless sound, and a below average bonus supplement offering that is highlight by a director commentary and blooper reel. I am not so sure this warrants a purchase but if you're so inclined you can rest assured that its audio/video presentation won't be a disappointment.
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