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How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

Comedy Romance


 

A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York.

This film could have been a shrewd attack on the culture of celebrity, but decides to play it safe instead, directly contradicting the very ethos of our main character, Sidney Young. As hard as Sidney tries to lose friends, mostly by getting into the most contrived and ridiculous of situations, he still seems to charm his work colleagues, while entertaining the audience with his seditious wit. "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People" is about an enjoyable character, one with a message inconsistent with the very fluff of his own story.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 23rd October 2008
110 mins