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Metascore

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88
Possibly the best movie that could be made about Toby Young that isn't rated NC-17.
60
Not as smart or as satirical as you might hope, but an enjoyable and often funny look at a mad, mad, mad, mad world.
58
Best in show is the divine Gillian Anderson as a powerful celebrity publicist, editing the image of her clients in much the same way this adaptation tames Young's much pricklier book.
58
The result is an initially hilarious picture that grows perplexingly trite as screenwriter Peter Straughan transforms Young's sly observations into assembly-line pap.
50
Gets muddled in slapstick and crude humor.
40
Simon Pegg is likably smart and obnoxious as the fish-out-of-water Brit in high-gloss Manhattan, but he's swimming upstream in a feature that substitutes slapstick for scathing wit.
38
An embarassingly unfunny, stumblebum adaptation of Toby Young's memoir.
30
Variety
Cleverly titled but noxious British comedy.
25
The A.V. Club
People's title proves prophetic, only this time the people being alienated are the suckers in the paying audience.
10
Village Voice
Weide's big-screen version is sitcom-drab.

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