How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  110 min.
Release Date: October 3, 2008
DVD: February 17, 2009

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Cast: Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges, Megan Fox, Gillian Anderson, Danny Huston


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, and so when Young is offered a job at the diametrically opposed conservative New York based Sharps magazine its something of a shock!

It seems Sharps editor Clayton Harding is amused by Young's disruption of a post–BAFTA party with a pig posing as Babe. Thus begins Sidney's descent into success –– his gradual move from derided outsider to confidante of starlet Sophie Maes (Megan Fox) –– and a love affair with colleague Alison Olsen (Kirsten Dunst), that will either make him or break him.

Director: Robert B. Weide
Studio: MGM Pictures
Producer(s): Elizabeth Karlsen, Toby Young
Screenplay: Peter Straughan
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