Box art for She's Out of My League

She's Out of My League


In this outrageous comedy, Kirk an average guy, can't believe his luck when the successful and gorgeous babe Molly falls for him. His smart-ass friends, his crazy family, and even his obnoxious ex-girlfriend are just as shocked as he is.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 15
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
4 out of 5
1 out of 5
3 out of 5
5 out of 5

Vulgar, sex-obsessed comedy but with a good heart.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that She's Out of My League is like the recent slew of Judd Apatow and Apatow-inspired comedies that are slathered in exceedingly vulgar humor, but also have a sweet, endearing center. The film has little nudity, but because of the frequency and intensity of the language (including near-constant "f--k" and "s--t") and sexual situations (including a scene that revolves around premature ejaculation), it's best for kids and tweens to steer clear. Happily, the movie has a good heart and a good message about learning to believe in yourself regardless of looks, which is perfect for responsible older teens. Young-at-heart parents might enjoy the movie as well, even if most teens won't want to sit next to them.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the way characters are rated on a scale of 1-to-10. What characteristics make someone a 10? Why is this so? Wouldn't different people be rated differently depending on how we see them? Is rating people worthwhile or not worthwhile?
  • Molly initially judged Kirk by his appearance as someone who was "safe" for her and wouldn't hurt her. Was she right?
  • After Kirk's most embarrassing moment, he manages to apologize to Molly by telling her the whole, embarrassing, ugly truth: and it works. Is telling the truth a good way to start believing in yourself?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: It's got a stale premise, dumb jokes, and] characters who exist only to remind you of other characters in slightly better movies.

- A.O. Scott, At the Movies, Monday, March 15, 2010

Rotten: She's Out of My League doesn't answer the question of whether a 10 would go for a 5, but rather if audiences are willing to settle for a 5.

- Adam Graham, Detroit News, Friday, March 12, 2010

Rotten: Like its hero, it has hidden depths -- it's just a shame they're not allowed to shine.

- Anna Smith, Time Out, Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Audience Reviews

2 stars

This typical rom-com wasn?t as bad as I was expecting. Fairly watchable.

- imrealgod, Wednesday, January 19, 2011

4 stars

Really enjoyed this. Had heard some pretty average reviews on it, but always thought it seemed like it would be quite funny, so went ahead and bought it anyhow. Story is pretty much dorky guy Kirk, (Jay Barachel), somehow scores hot chick Molly. (Alice Eve) and then shows how his family and friends can't believe his luck, so ultimately nor can he and blows it. No real surprises on how it ends and it is romantic, but has enough gross out humour and guy stuff that you can probably sit your other half through it without too many grizzles. There is a really good cast in this too. Alice Eve is lovely and reminded me of a younger Reese Witherspooon. Debra Jo Rupp as Kirk's mum, (although she is underused here - she is so funny it would have been nice to see more of her), Lindsay Sloane as his ex, Marnie - amazing how such a pretty girl looked so skanky all through this! His friends played by Mike Vogel, T J Miller and Nate Torrence all work really well too, plus Krysten Ritter as Molly's bitchy best friend. Definitely one of the better films in this genre.

- romy861, Sunday, February 13, 2011

3 stars

A decent quite funny and entertaining rom-com. It's not too rude, raunchy and thankfully not that cheesy either. I wasn't expecting much, and while not being laugh out loud from start to finish it's funny enough to keep you interested to the end. The characters make this film and raise it well above most rom-coms.

- Deano78, Saturday, February 26, 2011