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:: How To Lose Friends & Alienate People

Sidney Young (Simon Pegg) is a disillusioned intellectual who both adores and despises the world of celebrity, fame and glamour. His alternative magazine, Post Modern Review, pokes fun at the media obsessed stars and bucks trends, so when he is offered a job at the diametrically opposed conservative New York based Sharps magazine, it is something of a shock!

Sidney’s take no prisoners and fearless attitude immediately puts him on the out with the magazine’s staff. The only person who gives him the time of day is fellow magazine writer Alison Olsen played by Kirsten Dunst. The two form an unlikely friendship through honesty and their love for writing.

At an exclusive New York party power publicist, played by Gillian Anderson, introduces Sidney to sexy starlet Sophie Maes played by Megan Fox. This up and coming star infatuates Sidney even though she won’t give him the time of day. After a drunken night at a party a few months later the two start dating. Their relationship is more of a comedic element than anything else.

When Sophie's publicist makes him a very tempting offer, Sidney is finally poised to take the Big Apple by storm… or suffer the biggest humiliation of his life.

This is a man who wears a “Young, dumb and full of come” T-shirt on his first day in a prestigious office, thinks Con Air is the greatest movie ever made, and starts an interview with a musical comedy star with the question, “Are you gay?” This is a funny film along with being an intriguing inside look of the billion-dollar world of magazine and celebrity control. A great cast and a good time to be had by all

DVD Extras

Commentary with Simon Pegg and director Robert Weide
10 Deleted scenes
Gag reel
Web blogs