"A Mixed Experience"
What You Need To Know:
When it’s relatively clean, SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE is hilarious, witty, and even uplifting. When it’s really obscene, however, it’s unacceptable viewing for any audience. Thus, the clever, witty, hilarious, heartwarming, and morally uplifting moments in SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE are often interrupted by crude sexual content and many “f” words and other obscenities. Considered as a whole, then, SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE is excessively unacceptable viewing.
(PaPa, B, Ro, Ho, LLL, V, SS, NN, AA, MM) Strong mixed pagan worldview with immoral and obscene pagan elements combined with some morally uplifting, Romantic and charming content that promotes treating others with kindness, telling the truth, and being yourself and being authentic with other people as a way to find true success and happiness, plus one comical scene with off-color innuendoes to homosexuality and ex-boyfriend of man’s new girlfriend thinks he and his nerdy friends are homosexual; at least 101 mostly strong obscenities, 13 strong profanities, and seven light profanities, plus some obscene gestures played for comedy; some comic and slapstick comedy violence such as spilling things on people, playing a goalie hockey game in one’s basement, hockey puck hits someone in the groin, characters attend a hockey game, and bowling alley shenanigans; no really graphic and/or explicit sexual behavior, but plenty of strong, crude sexual references, comments and innuendo, including shaving pubic hair, “f” word and other vulgar language used for fornication, making out on couch and planning to sleep together, crude jokes about premature ejaculation, dog licks man’s crotch, woman bantering with protagonist’s rude brother and boyfriend of protagonist’s old ex-girlfriend beside family pool says she’s not wearing any underwear (which arouses the other men), crude comical scene with some homosexual allusions, etc.; rear male nudity, female cleavage in low cut dresses and with woman in bra and panties, and upper male nudity; alcohol use and brief drunkenness; no smoking or drugs; and, some strong miscellaneous immorality such as people are too judgmental in an unjust and immoral way, some insults, bad sportsmanship but it is rebuked, and protagonist’s brother crudely talks back to parents when protagonist beats him at a game.
When it’s relatively clean, SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE is hilarious, witty, and even uplifting. When it’s really obscene, however, it’s unacceptable viewing for any audience.
The movie stars Jay Baruchel as Kirk, a slightly nerdy and skinny, but witty and kind-hearted airport security man living in Pittsburgh. Kirk returns a cell phone to a beautiful blonde girl named Molly, who has a law degree but operates an event planning company with her sharp-tongued friend, the black-haired Patty. Along with his chubby, married co-worker, Devon, Kirk returns the cell phone at an art gallery party Molly and Patty have arranged.
To Kirk’s surprise, Molly invites him to a professional hockey game the next evening. Bring a male friend, she says.
Kirk brings his other friend, a macho co-worker nicknamed Stainer, and Molly brings Patty. Patty and Stainer don’t hit it off, however, and Kirk thinks Molly invited Patty for himself. Au contraire, Mr. Kirk! Molly is actually really interested in Kirk. This causes Patty some consternation, however, because she thinks Molly wants to date Kirk because he’s “safe” – unlike the tall, very handsome ex-boyfriend, Cameron, who recently cheated on her.
The trouble is, all of Kirk’s own friends and even Kirk’s goofy family (except for the eternally optimistic Devon and Kirk’s nice mother) also think Molly is out of his league. The question becomes, therefore, can Molly and Kirk’s relationship survive the low expectations of their friends and families?
The clever, witty, hilarious, heartwarming, and morally uplifting moments in SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE are often interrupted by crude sexual content and many “f” words and other obscenities.
For instance, in one moment, Kirk and his friends will be hilariously debating Stainer’s theory that a person cannot date someone more than two points above their physical, personality, and career rating. Thus, a “Seven” should not date a “10,” but can date a “Nine.” And, Kirk, who’s definitely a “Five” according to his friends but may be a “Six” (they take a point off because he drives a rusty Neon Ford), certainly should not date Molly, who’s obviously a “10” in every conceivable way. Then, in the next moment, there will be a very crude sexual joke or some “f” words and other obscenities laced with a strong profanity.
Overall, therefore, SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE is excessive, with an unacceptable Minus Three rating from MOVIEGUIDE®. In a way that’s really too bad, because the cleaner moments in this movie, if mixed with even stronger moral elements and little or no obscene content, could have been a really great, and perhaps even classic, romantic comedy!