How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008, GBR) C-110m. ** D: Robert B. Weide. Starring Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges, Megan Fox, Danny Huston, Gillian Anderson, Thandie Newton, Miriam Margolyes. British reporter Pegg gets the chance to work for Bridges' celebrity magazine in New York, but finds he is making enemies everywhere with his rude attitude. The only one who might like him is troubled Dunst. Romantic dramedy has some funny bits but misfires due to miscasting of Pegg. He has no chemistry with Dunst, who's wonderful as always. This ain't no ELIZABETHTOWN (2005), although the rest of the cast is good. Based on the bestseller by Toby Young.

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