Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Random issue with Simon Pegg film.

Hello - some idle thoughts when I should be doing other things.

Watched the film "How To Lose Friends And Alienate People" recently, and apart from it being a sadly mediochre film by Simon Pegg's standards (a separate issue in itself), something bugged me about the title. It's brilliant. But the film isn't. Ideally in my mind, a film with such a title could be really funny with either of two themes:

1) Start with a guy who has everything - money, girls, success, influence, etc. - but questions the pointlessness and materialist nature of his life, so decides to throw it all away in a series of hilarious anti-social and alienating incidents before finding genuine happiness with Kirsten Dunst.

2) Keep the British guy moving to New York who doesn't understand America or the world of showbiz, but makes success and climbs the social ladder because of his mistakes and faux pas which just accidentally attract attention/popularity/success.

As it was, I thought the film's central theme was rather formulaic.
Bring on the trequel to Sean Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz!

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