Both leads have charm – Londoner Eve (daughter of Trevor, who has a cameo) easily passes for a glamorous American while Baruchel mixes the beguiling delivery of a young Christian Slater with an awkward gait and a hangdog expression. He’s nowhere near plain enough, but those who’ve seen the similarly themed but visually unappealing ‘I Love You Beth Cooper’ will treat that as a blessing.
It’s funny in parts: Kirk’s brash, socially inept pal Stainer (TJ Miller) amuses and Molly’s bitchy best friend Pattie (Krysten Ritter) is great, while far prettier than anyone gives her credit for. Other supporting characters – including Kirk’s idiotic family – fall flat and fail to ring true. ‘She’s Out of My League’ is uneven and frequently juvenile. But, like its hero, it has hidden depths – it’s just a shame they’re not allowed to shine.