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The likable Jay Baruchel, who's played supporting parts in movies like 'Tropic Thunder' and 'Knocked Up,' joins the league of leading guys in the new rom-com 'She's Out of My League.' In the film, Alice Eve as Molly is out of Baruchel's league, but that doesn't seem to make a difference to her. As for him, well, that's the story.

Baruchel, five on the looks scale, is an Pittsburgh airport security guard named Kirk who treats Eve, a 10, with professionalism and decency. That piques Eve's interest, and when she forgets her cellphone at the airport, it's game on.

Both Baruchel and Eve are generally receiving nice notices for their performances. What reviewers don't seem to like is when the film veers toward the raunchy teen comedy area.

Read what the reviewers are saying. The likable Jay Baruchel, who's played supporting parts in movies like 'Tropic Thunder' and 'Knocked Up,' joins the league of leading guys in the new rom-com 'She's Out of My League.' In the film, Alice Eve as Molly is out of Baruchel's league, but that doesn't seem to make a difference to her. As for him, well, that's the story.

Baruchel, five on the looks scale, is an Pittsburgh airport security guard named Kirk who treats Eve, a 10, with professionalism and decency. That piques Eve's interest, and when she forgets her cellphone at the airport, it's game on.

Both Baruchel and Eve are generally receiving nice notices for their performances. What reviewers don't seem to like is when the film veers toward the raunchy teen comedy area.

Here's what the reviewers are saying:

The Hollywood Reporter: "Both lead performers deliver breakout performances. The quirky Baruchel makes geekiness hugely appealing, consistently scoring big laughs with his low-key line readings and deadpan reactions. The gorgeous Eve (betraying no trace of her British origins) infuses her characterization with a sweetness and intelligence that makes Molly far more likable than she might have been. "

Time Out New York: "One gag involving a loving act of manscaping by a heterosexual friend will make you want to vomit; you sense that 'The Hangover' loomed large over this production. Still, Eve has a true flair for zingers, and the movie's heart survives intact."

Variety: "Baruchel, a member of the 'Knocked Up'/'Tropic Thunder' repertory company, is a charmer, his Kirk a self-effacing, modest, socially high-functioning guy of limited charisma but sweet disposition. And though she might have gotten away with being just a pretty face, Eve brings a genuineness to Molly that's refreshing, especially in a genre that usually treats young women like chuck roast. You can see them together; it's not so hard. What you can't quite believe is that they would have anything to do with anyone else in this movie, which dances on the edge of good taste without ever actually falling in."

Miami Herald: "Baruchel and Eve make a likable (if unlikely) couple, and the movie doesn't resort to throwing cheap obstacles in their way, such as Eve's fighter-pilot ex-boyfriend, who never becomes Kirk's romantic rival in the way you expect. Instead, 'She's Out of My League' tries to imagine what really would happen if a guy this dorky and a girl this beautiful fell in love.

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Entertainment Weekly: "Taken as a purely sexual object (which the movie keeps pretending she's not), Molly certainly is out of Kirk's league. Yet when they start to date, their disjunction in looks isn't what's so far-fetched. It's that he's a socially inept underachiever who works in airport security, and she's a high-end event planner who oozes poise and would never be drawn to such a gawky, shambling loser."

Arizona Republic: "But the relationship between Kirk and Molly is key, obviously, and Baruchel and Eve make it work. Eve's Molly is more than the typical blond babe. We actually see that she cares about her family, why she might fall for Kirk, why she might have her own doubts. And Baruchel, who starred in 'Undeclared' and has appeared in 'Knocked Up' and 'Tropic Thunder,' is a charmingly offbeat presence. Far from the typical leading man, his quirky personality makes you root for the guy, even if you want to yank his hair out at times when he seems intent on sabotaging the relationship."

Roger Ebert: "Baruchel looks as if he could indeed be a five, but he has that essential quality of turning into a 10 with his attitude alone. Here he will find what I have long observed, that everyone is beautiful when they're looking at you with love in their eyes."

Chicago Tribune: "The movie exists for its set pieces involving ejaculation and the like. Molly exists to fulfill a male fantasy, blankly. She's a mirage of a character. (If this were Alice in Wonderland, she'd be the Cheshire Cleavage.) The nerd gets the babe, but the film, directed by Jim Field Smith, is both verbally and visually flat."