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'She's Out of My League' - or not

This sweet-spirited and well-acted movie takes that "Knocked Up" / "50 First Dates" loser guy-hot girlfriend cliche around the block a few more times. There are a few sensitive scenes, but it's the big blasts of raunch that deliver its laughs.

Jay Baruchel plays Kirk, an unambitious airport security screener. He is just witty enough that we can almost believe the stunning Molly (Alice Eve) would give him the time of day after she leaves her phone at airport security and he chivalrously delivers it to her at a swanky party.

Baruchel ("Knocked Up," "Tropic Thunder") plays put-upon well, never better than in the scenes in which he all but begs his thoughtless and faintly cute ex-girlfriend (Lindsay Sloane) to take him back. He has lots of chances to grovel, because she also works at the airport and she's in the habit of bringing her new beau to his house.

But Molly ends that groveling in one bombshell heartbeat. The only problem? No one - not his friends, not hers, not his parents or hers - can believe it. But the half-cute couple presses on, though everyone stares at them in stupefied wonder.

Baruchel is winning, in a whiny way. Eve makes Molly a woman with issues and depth.

No, we still don't believe them as a couple. No, there aren't many surprises here. But the movie demonstrates that the Judd Apatow blend of sweet and crude can be photocopied, even by the guys who scripted that "Sure Thing" ripoff, "Sex Drive."


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