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How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
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Kelan Pannell Kelan Pannell
Young Sidney
Janette Scott Janette Scott
Sidney's Mother
Danny Huston Danny Huston
Lawrence Maddox
Simon Pegg Simon Pegg
Sidney Young
Megan Fox Megan Fox
Sophie Maes
Gillian Anderson Gillian Anderson
Eleanor Johnson
Kelly Jo Charge Kelly Jo Charge
Apollo Awards Presenter
Christian Maier Smith Christian Maier Smith
Apollo Awards Guest

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Peter Straughan Peter Straughan
Toby Young Toby Young


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Alienated but still Friendly

9 years ago at Nov 19 16:32
4 votes
Simon Pegg nestles in near the top of my "Funniest British Blokes" paradigm and given his foray into movies has quickly risen to the top of the comedic cream. It's a shame in some ways because Spaced was one of the first in a small list of cult comedies that capture me in the way a dopey moth flies hopelessly toward incandescent light. For some unknown reason it is often the lack of anybody else l... read more

An average movie

5 years, 12 months ago at Nov 29 9:49
2 votes
To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this flick but, with such a title, it could have been pretty awesome and there was definitely some potential. Furthermore, the fact that it was based on a real life story was quite promising. First of all, Simon Pegg was a great choice for the lead and, as usual, he was quite hilarious. I also enjoyed the rest of the cast (Megan Fox, Gillian Anders... read more

NYC + Comedy Star Pegg = Hit!

9 years, 1 month ago at Oct 16 10:59
2 votes
''I would definitely vote for you for best supporting dress!''

A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York. Based on Toby Young's memoir "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People".

Simon Pegg: Sidney Young

We all know the routine. A failing writer has a moment in his life where everything seems to be a struggle. Then out ... read more
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Description: In this hilariously funny fish-out-of-water tale, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People tracks the outrageous escapades of Sidney Young (Simon Pegg), a smalltime, bumbling, British celebrity journalist who is hired by an upscale magazine in New York City. In spectacular fashion Sidney enters high society and burns bridges with bosses, peers and superstars. The film is based on Toby Young’s memoir of the same name and also stars Kirsten Dunst, Danny Huston, Gillian Anderson, Megan Gox, Max Minghella and Jeff Bridges. Directed by Robert Weide, the film will be released by MGM Distribution Co. on October 3, 2008. After disrup ... (more)
Release date: 3 October 2008
Tags: Comedy (17), Romance (8), 2008 (8), (5), 2000s (5), Journalism (3), Drama (2), Chihuahua (2), Cinema (2), Adapted Screenplay (1), Writer (1), Drunkeness (1), Box Office Flop (1), Comedia (1), Dog Dies (1), British (1), Disco4 (1), 2000's (1), UK (1), 2009 (1)
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