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Exclusive Clip: How To Lose Friends
Four minutes from Simon Pegg's latest

18 September 2008  |  Written by James Dyer  

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There are many notable things about Robert B Weide's How To Lose Friends And Alienate People. First of all it has an annoyingly long title that doesn't lend itself to easy headline writing. Second of all it's a withering portrayal of the media and their relationship with US publicists that will make any self-respecting film journalist stare at their feet and mumble something about not really being publicists' bitches. Finally, though, it's a very funny and often touching look at one man's struggle to make it big in the cutthroat world of US magazines.

The film is out on 3 October but to tide you over until then we have a full four minutes of footage to sink your canines into. To put the clip into context somewhat, Simon Pegg's Sidney Young has flown to New York to work for magazine giant , Sharps. Once there, however, he finds that you have to play ball to survive and, having initially turned his nose up at writing a puff piece for Hollywood publicist Eleanor Johnson (Gillian Anderson), he begins to realise that he must make a choice between journalistic integrity and career advancement. Enjoy.

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meh BOLLOCKS and more meh
Looks like bland hollywood crap,bring back spaced and Jessica Stevenson. More

Posted by danbo1138 at 23:32 on 25 September 2008 | Report This Post

meh BOLLOCKS and more meh
Looks like bland hollywood crap,bring back spaced and Jessica Stevenson. More

Posted by danbo1138 at 23:19 on 25 September 2008 | Report This Post

didnt care before really dont now!
i like pegg alot but im really not sure abut his movie choices and this by the looks of it is gonna be another piece of crap! More

Posted by Bigandyt at 13:05 on 24 September 2008 | Report This Post

Am i the only person that thinks it didn't look that bad? Nothing made me belly-laugh or anything like that but I never expected it to be that sort of film. I'm not saying it looked outstanding either but it certainly wasn't anything to start crying about. More

Posted by muchobenny at 00:23 on 22 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: What are you guys on?!
L: CORLEONE L: willhanlan Clearly you lot haven't seen Spaced, argueably the BEST piece of comedy out there for film fans. Simon Pegg can do no wrong after this in my opinion. I have seen Spaced and that's shit too. RONG More

Posted by mudweiser at 21:12 on 19 September 2008 | Report This Post

Oh dear
I love Simon Pegg's talent, but this clip surely can't be the best to showcase this film? More

Posted by BunnyNut at 16:17 on 19 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: What are you guys on?!
L: willhanlan Clearly you lot haven't seen Spaced, argueably the BEST piece of comedy out there for film fans. Simon Pegg can do no wrong after this in my opinion. sp; I have seen Spaced and that's shit too. I don't mind Pegg, SOTD and HF were good. More

Posted by CORLEONE at 14:30 on 19 September 2008 | Report This Post

They can't all be winners...
...I'm a Pegg fan. There aren't many in the business who are as credibly funny as he is. Unfortunately, this film blows goats. It just isn't very good...but just like Ali, he'll be back! More

Posted by Fatty at 13:56 on 19 September 2008 | Report This Post

shame...
but both the reviews i've read say this film is very far from being any good. poor pegg...first big fumble. More

Posted by magnusbarfod at 18:40 on 18 September 2008 | Report This Post

didn't like the clip but...
...i really dont understand all the pegg hate...the guys talented and a funny fecker to boot...dont shoot somebody down just because he' got some ambition ya spiteful bastards... More

Posted by bennie at 18:30 on 18 September 2008 | Report This Post

needed another pass in the edit suite
the sequence played far too long...i wonder what kind of coverage they got because some the cutting between similar camera setups seemed very jarring.. More

Posted by bennie at 18:16 on 18 September 2008 | Report This Post

needed another pass in the edit suite
the sequence played far too long...i wonder what kind of coverage they got because some the cutting between similar camera setups seemed very jarring.. More

Posted by bennie at 18:16 on 18 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Exclusive Clip: How To Lose Friends
Would have liked to have made my own opinion on the clip, but it ain't working...   Sort it out chaps... More

Posted by Ghost Mutt at 16:46 on 18 September 2008 | Report This Post

oh no
Oi. Pegg. Nooooo! That's not how you try to break into American Cinema. More

Posted by reece at 14:26 on 18 September 2008 | Report This Post

What an incredibly dull clip... More

Posted by JonnyShaw at 13:57 on 18 September 2008 | Report This Post

Wow
Is that really the best clip they could put out there? Disappointing. More

Posted by tomcat at 13:57 on 18 September 2008 | Report This Post

What are you guys on?!
Clearly you lot haven't seen Spaced, argueably the BEST piece of comedy out there for film fans. Simon Pegg can do no wrong after this in my opinion. More

Posted by willhanlan at 13:51 on 18 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Poor Clip
I'll watch this on Sky in 2 years. Maybe. More

Posted by CORLEONE at 13:41 on 18 September 2008 | Report This Post

Poor Clip
If thats one of the best they can show from it then it's poor; and the book was very good. Pegg's movies have been over rated. More

Posted by ltp at 13:33 on 18 September 2008 | Report This Post

Simon Pegg deserves Empire to be up his arse, Eli Roth doesn't. i had a shit last night and it had a better narrative than the Hostel films. More

Posted by Hughezy at 12:54 on 18 September 2008 | Report This Post

Well that wasn't very exciting now was it...? More

Posted by chargomp at 12:50 on 18 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Looks OK..
L: chunk .. I bet Empire give it five stars regardless, as it features Simon Pegg.. ust as they did for tboy, RunOh no, wait... More

Posted by Matt865 at 12:33 on 18 September 2008 | Report This Post

Cue masses of posts from Pegg cock-suckers. Ok, Pegg cock suckers aside, does anyone think this guy is half as talented as Empire and the aforementioned cock suckers make out ? I mean he was quite good in Shaun of the Dead but for fucks sake, Empire has gone into overkill with this guy. More

Posted by Severen at 12:31 on 18 September 2008 | Report This Post

Looks OK..
.. I bet Empire give it five stars regardless, as it features Simon Pegg.. More

Posted by chunk at 12:27 on 18 September 2008 | Report This Post

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