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
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
5 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
4 out of 5
1 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

3 stars

Although it still remains bogged down by its raging cliches and unfortunately nestles in them in the later half, Shes Out of My League was surprisingly worthy. Not as vulgar as I had heard, which many said were its flaws, it manages to not succumb to the horrible pointlessness of sex comedies and works with its own charm and laughs of both its characters and performances. Not a classic comedy, but definitely worthy of a watch. This is how they should at least be.

- SilentWarProductions2009, Wednesday, September 22, 2010

3 stars

Goofy but sweet and endearing comedy with two winning lead performers. The group of friends that surround the male lead are also an enjoyable bunch but where the film missteps is in making his family such a group of completely repellent characters. That and a few vulgar sight gags detract somewhat from the charm of the picture but not enough to ruin it overall.

- jjnxn, Tuesday, August 24, 2010

5 stars

An average guy who is considered a 5 dates a girl who is a 10 after he finds her phone that she left before getting on to a plane. He has to complete with Cam, Molly's ex. But she tells him that she broke up with him because he cheated on her & because he was weird about her having webbed feet. They end things until Kirk is going on a plane trip with his ex, Marnie & his family. They stop the plane & Kirk & Molly end up back together again. This was a really cute movie. There was some sexual material & a lot of swearing but it was really good. It's one of those movies that really stands out with comedy & pure romance. I definitely recommend this movie! :)

- movieguru12, Monday, August 23, 2010