How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Synopsis
A British journalist (Simon Pegg) in New York offends those he seeks to impress.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Possibly the best movie that could be made about Toby Young that isn't rated NC-17.
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
This film, directed by Curb Your Enthusiasm's Robert Weide, makes an entertaining companion piece to his book.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
A sharp-witted satire of celebrity journalism.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Feels jumbled and disorganized. It's not altogether unpalatable, but that doesn't present it from being a mess.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Best in show is the divine Gillian Anderson as a powerful celebrity publicist, editing the image of her clients in much the same way this...
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50

USA Today

By
Gets muddled in slapstick and crude humor.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Simon Pegg is likably smart and obnoxious as the fish-out-of-water Brit in high-gloss Manhattan, but he's swimming upstream in a feature...
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
An embarassingly unfunny, stumblebum adaptation of Toby Young's memoir.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Nothing in How to Lose Friends feels fresh or on target.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Problem is, this movie is all surface - to quote one character, it has hidden shallows.
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“HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS & ALIENATE PEOPLE” -- It’s EASY to do in this film!

By jimchudnow
[From an advance preview:] The title “says it all” as it tells the story of a British writer named Sidney (SIMON PEGG) who’s brought to work at the NYC office of an often “politically-correct”...

Great Comedy!

By pytljc
If you are in the mood for a comedy, when there's not many out ... this one's pretty good. I'd recommend it, though I'm not giving it too high a mark. It was entertaining and Jeff Bridges is great!!...

Funny smart and funny crude

By cinema_lvr
I was expecting a mildly comedic movie and was happily surprised as I thought it was deeply funny. Many people in the audience were laughing very hardily. It's that kind of movie. You'll either...

Good Movie

By Sweetgurl
I liked this movie. I like Simon Pegg. This movie didn't have alot of laughs but it was good. I wouldn't say it's a must see film but it's a good movie to watch when nothing else is on....

just plain fun

By LuisFG
bring a good sense of humor and some good friends. overall enjoyable and funny, the whole cast does their job. pay no attention to the bad reviews about what the movie "should of been", it is a...

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People.

By hoopertx
FUNNY! really enjoyed it completly -- my friends was surprised he liked it so much. I love Simon Pegg so i knew i would enjoy it. If you need a laugh this is the place to go....

Pros and Cons

By efevans
Cons: 1. Simon Pegg is adorable. Too adorable. His character is more a screwup than an outright jerk. 2. Story arc is flat. There's no real build-up, no real climax, no real resolution. 3. Danny...

Honestly, this is the worst movie of all-time.

By kkelley123
This movie is TERRIBLE and I highly advise you not to waste your time watching it. The theater had ten people in it...and three left at separate times mid-movie. Kirsten Dunst is horrible, which is...

DVD THIS MOIVE

By sky28
IF YOU LIKE BRITISH HUMOR THEN THIS IS THE MOIVE FOR YOU... THE AD'S FOR THIS MOVIE PUMPED UP THIS AVG. MOVIE TO THINK IT WAS WORTHY YOUR MONEY..BUT IT'S NOT. EVER MEGAN FOX COULDN'T MAKE THIS $8...

Where's Megan Fox?

By Tarvold
Where was Megan Fox? She was pretty much the sole reason why I went to see this movie and she was in it for like 10 min tops! Although, she did look amazing in what little screen time she had, there...

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Rated R | For language, some graphic nudity and brief drug material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Snarky comedy about celeb culture lacks bite.
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