I'm a big fan of raunchy comedies, just as long as their good; something that seems to be more rare nowadays. So when I saw the first videos for She's Out of My League, I figured there was reason to hope. Plenty of sex jokes and at least one actual semen scene, the film at least qualified as raunchy. But is it any good?
She's Out of My League Reviewed
The first official reviews have surfaced for She's Out of My League and, though mixed, both conclude that the film is definitely an above-par raunchy comedy. Take a gander at some snippets below.
Crushing its one germ of a good idea under a heap of teen-comedy conventions, "She's Out of My League" supposes that if a quasi-normal guy actually won the girl of his dreams, his own insecurities would scuttle the deal. One can imagine Jack Nicholson strolling into helmer Jim Field Smith's erratic story and bellowing "You can't handle the babe!" as this appealingly cast movie seesaws from unlikely thoughtfulness to imbecilic vulgarity. Teen auds will respond in force, especially those among the semen-joke constituency.
She's Out of My League
"She's Out of My League" is that rare modern screen comedy that is better than the trailers make it appear. What threatened to be yet another routine exercise in raunchiness instead turns out to be a sweet, charming, hilariously funny love story that could emerge as a sleeper hit. That's not to say the film doesn't traffic in the sort of vulgarity that plays so well these days, most notably with an "American Pie"-style scene depicting a comically tender example of man-on-man testicle grooming. But it' thankfully not overplayed, and for the most part Sean Anders and John Morris' screenplay is smarter than that.
Here's hoping that the THR review is more track with what audiences will think. Check out the full reviews for She's Out of My League by clicking the bold links above.
She's Out of my League opens to theaters on March 12th.