First Bad Trailer for How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
by Alex Billington
July 20, 2008
There have been an excessive number of trailers that debuted this week, most of which were great. This is not one of the better ones. The first domestic trailer for the Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Megan Fox, and Jeff Bridges comedy How to Lose Friends & Alienate People has finally debuted online. Not only is that the most ridiculous title, but this looks pretty damn stupid. Physical comedy and sight gags are a thing of the past (in my opinion) and this looks like a comedy stuck back in the 90's. In the movie, British journalist Sidney Young is hired by Sharps magazine and is thrust into the glamorous world of celebrities without being entirely ready. The only good thing in this is the appearance of the voluptuous Megan Fox, but besides that, it looks pretty bad. I really just can't see this being any good.
Watch the trailer for How to Lose Friends & Alienate People:
You can also watch the How to Lose Friends & Alienate People trailer in High Definition on AOL
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People is directed by "Curb Your Enthusiasm" regular Robert B. Weide, of the Oscar nominated documentary Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth previously. The script was written by Peter Straughan, of Sixty Six and Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution previously, and is based on the real life memoirs of Toby Young. MGM is releasing How to Lose Friends & Alienate People on October 3rd.