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How to Stop Being a Loser (2011)

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James is useless with women, but his luck changes under the tutelage of pick-up artist, Ampersand. As James learns the art of seduction he begins to wonder about Ampersand's intentions and questions what would truly make him happy in life.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Phillips ... James
Craig Conway ... Ampersand
Gemma Atkinson ... Hannah
Stephanie Leonidas ... Patch
Chris Grezo Chris Grezo ... Tom
Colin Salmon ... Dennis
Billy Murray ... Dr. Learner
Jamie Langthorne Jamie Langthorne ... Guy
Martin Compston ... Adam
Dominic Burns ... Neil
Neil Maskell ... Hands Henry
Martin Kemp ... Zeus
Richard E. Grant ... Ian
Sheridan Smith ... Lisa
Jill Halfpenny ... Christina
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James is useless with women, but his luck changes under the tutelage of pick-up artist, Ampersand. As James learns the art of seduction he begins to wonder about Ampersand's intentions and questions what would truly make him happy in life.

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A loser will rise.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Endlich Frauenheld See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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£1,000,000 (estimated)
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Predictable storyline, wooden acting, boring.
20 February 2012 | by shootymanSee all my reviews

Finally thought i'd give this a watch last night, despite the critics terrible reviews of his movie, and oh dear oh dear oh dear... How right they were. Simon's character James was far too 'done to death' with 'cameos' being very few and far between of Actors i'd actually heard of! The girl who played Patch in the movie (Stephanie Leondis) was quite sweet to watch, her chemistry with James on screen was believable, but that of her bumbling friends were most certainly not. Hannah (Gemma Atkinson from Hollyoaks 'fame') was uncharismatic, wooden and dull as James's lifelong crush, along with Simon himself sometimes falling into the same lower league. I felt throughout casting could have gone to an array of more talented, realistic actors out there, although Ampersands character had his moments of greatness. All that said the end has a very funny twist with a psychiatrist, which did make me laugh. One movie though, I'd never watch again or recommend, and want that 90 mins of my life back! 3/10


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