Aroview: Rom-com following the fate of a bumbling Brit journalist who struggles to fit into the celeb obsessed world of trash mags after scoring a job with a high-profile New York magazine.
A fun outing but not quite as cutting as it could have been, this feels occasionally awkward as it treads the line between slapstick and satire. Regardless, at its heart is a fine performance from Pegg who does the fish-out-of-water thing with accuracy and tremendous heart, his engaging everyman a worthy juxtaposition to the cringe-worthy American showbiz culture the film sets up to - but doesn't quite - destroy.
Average rating (Good Enough). Showing 1-3 of 3 member reviews.
3 stars (Good Enough) A fun rom-com with lead-man Pegg as slapstick and silly as ever, this is a decent comedy that doesn't quite live up to the darker comedy Hollywood-bagging roots of the book, but is still worth your attention.~Tom H
3 stars (Good Enough) I always enjoy this, despite the fact that the satire gets completely sideswiped by romcom conventions. Pegg and Dunst are pretty appealing, and you're rooting for them from the get-go. Isn't that what romcoms are all about?~HiFi