How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)

Frequent Curb Your Enthusiasm director Robert B. Weide makes his feature directorial debut with this screen adaptation of British writer Toby Young's comedic novel of the same name. When self-promoting scribe Sidney Young (Simon Pegg)… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 15, 2008
DVD Release Date: February 17, 2009
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A decent performance from Pegg in a disappointing film. Neither sharp nor satirical, Weide's adaptation relies too heavily on slapstick, and misses the point of the source material in the process.

Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

Where the movie succeeds is in its sudden right turns, its willingness to kill a dog, always a bold choice, and its consistent emphasis of the comedy over the romance.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

What was good enough for the printed page -- a comic chronicle of our obsession with the shallow -- has been turned into the object of its own derision.

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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

You'd expect something better from Robert B. Weide.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

Just because you are supposed to laugh doesn't mean you are going to laugh.

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Scott Bowles
USA Today

Instead of skewering self-important stars and vapid journalists, Friends gets muddled in slapstick and crude humor.

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Ali Gray

What we have is a comedy that's not that great, a romance that's not that convincing and a movie that's sadly not that special. Now that's how you lose friends and alienate people.

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Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice

It plays like a made-for-CBS redo of The Devil Wears Prada.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

It seems Weide and Pegg were determined to make good on their title How to Lose Friends& Alienate People. You can sum up their results in two words: mission accomplished.

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

droseri, ana diastimata asteia, alla en genei filodoksi apopeira aythadeias me eynoyhismenes eilikrineis protheseis kai bretaniko flegma kommeno stis akres gia na horesei se amerikaniko kaloypi romenti, opoy niotheis synehos na leipoyn pragmata

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Everett Johnson
Trying to clear off my DVR, I saw that I had this one there and realized it's one of those movies I've always wanted to watch, but just didn't.… More
Lucas Martins
A male vision of The Devil Wears Prada; How to Lose Friends & Alienate People could be not so good made as Frankel's picture, doesn't have a… More
Rubia Carolina
It´s not so bad as I imagined. Let says it works. It has a mix of British and American humour (American "humour") , shows very well Hollywood´s little… More
Directors Cat
All of the cast perform very well and althought it doesn't keep it's promise it's still a fun light hearted movie with a witty script mixed with… More
Nicki Marie
Kirsten Dunst is the only bright spot in this mess (and even she is not at her best). . Now I know why it took me years to get around to watching it. Stupid… More
Daniel Perry
I'm not sure I understand why this film gets no love. Simon Pegg took the gig, sure, but this isn't one of his own, so it shouldn't be held to… More