Hey there, everybody! Welcome to another installment of Movie Review Monday, where I turn you onto something cool that's streaming instantly on Netflix. This week's film is the 2008 comedy "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People" with Simon Pegg and Kirsten Dunst.
In my efforts to showcase a variety of different films, this movie (based on a memoir by Toby Young of the same name), is a more crude comedy while still being clever. I usually go for something less low-brow but with Pegg starring the lead role of Sidney Young, a lovable oaf who navigates the world of the celebrity glitterati, he makes the adventure endearing in classic Pegg fashion. Dunst is a solid supporting role as well as a jaded, conflicted colleague of Pegg.
The whole movie is a subtle satire of Hollywood culture, which I appreciate, poking fun at the vapid nature of it all and the self-feeding nature of the tabloid industry. Megan Fox stars as the stereotypical person famous for being famous and is the foil for Pegg's temptation to lose himself into that empty world.
So check out this movie for a different sort of comedy than what I usually recommend. It's a solid Pegg vehicle and something you can check out mentally with for a bit.
Come back next week for another recommendation!