Friday, October 10, 2008

In Theaters: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People 

Like Wedding Crashers and The 40-Year-Old Virgin before it, the story engine operating at the core of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People is that of a romantic comedy: fish out of water, meet-cute, adorable shared animosity, and then the protagonist ultimately gives up enticing but hollow pursuits to go with the person they should be with. It’s just that, as with those movies, that lead is now male.


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