This movie is not ‘out of your league’

The new spring collection of romantic comedies may take a leap forward in the box office this season, thanks to the delightfully raunchy film “She’s Out of My League.”

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By Christina Espinoza / Inscape Editor

“She’s Out of My League”- On a date, Kirk tries bowling a ‘perfect 10’ with Molly. (Paramount Pictures)

By Christina Espinoza / Inscape Editor

The new spring collection of romantic comedies may take a leap forward in the box office this season, thanks to the delightfully raunchy film “She’s Out of My League.”

The film, starring Jay Baruchel (“Tropic Thunder”) and Alice Eve (“Crossing Over”), released in theaters March 12 and earned the No. 3 spot its opening weekend.

The film tells the age old story of love with some offensive comedic twists.

When a poor scrawny Pittsburgh native, Kirk (Baruchel), unintentionally sweeps an attractive and successful woman off her feet, Molly (Eve), he feels convinced things won’t last because clearly she’s out if his league.

The two twenty something lovers come from completely different backgrounds which is just one obstacle that threatens their future together.

Kirk, who drives an old beat-up car, dropped out of college to work airport security and while he has dreams of becoming a pilot, he’s held back from his goal by himself, his family and his trashy ex-girlfriend.

Molly on the other hand went to law school, has an impressive list of references and besides being considered physically attractive is also smart and financially successful.

As Kirk must deal with certain disgusting personal hairy struggles and disappointing realities about his family, Molly must decide if Kirk is really her knight in shining airport security armor.

Baruchel gave an okay performance as an average guy who doesn’t know what to do with the potential for love. Bonus points go to Baruchel as it’s almost always funny to see sudden awkward nudity mixed in with hilarious circumstances.

Eve also gave a satisfactory performance, even if she did not participate in the same awkward nudity. While Eve’s British accent surfaced through her fake American accent from time to time, this role showed she could certainly play the lead in a romantic comedy.

It may be hard for audiences to believe a broke and lanky guy going through a quarter life crisis, could win the heart of a pristine woman, but the reality found inside the crude comedy may help to convince audiences it’s not an entirely impossible love story.

Still, the film’s hilarious gags might only have made audiences gag if it weren’t for the talent of the supporting cast as it was clear the sometimes weak plot became more stable due to the performance of the supporting cast.

Director Jim Field Smith is no doubt content he did not land a total flop in his first feature debut.

Writers Sean Andres and John Morris seemed to give the audience what they wanted with unpredictable stunts which were as disgusting as they were funny.

Andres appears to have talent as a writer as his soon to be released adult comedy, “Hot Tub Time Machine” starring John Cusack, is already receiving applause.

Those who enjoyed the 1998 Farrelly brothers hit “There’s Something About Mary,” will more than likely enjoy this film, however; the similar humor found in the two movies slightly take away from it’s originality.

Still, who can deny the power and humor of deliberately offensive jokes? The outrageous stunts are guaranteed to make almost anyone laugh.

All in all, this was a very funny movie.

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