HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE hits DVD on February 17th

 

A PIG, A CELEBRITY AND A REPORTER

 

HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE

 

Hilarious Comedy Based On Toby Young?s Satiric Memoir

Arrives On DVD February 17th From MGM Home Entertainment

 

 

CENTURY CITY, Calif. ? He?s across the pond, and out of his depth.  British writer Toby Young shares the story of his failed attempts to become a hot shot contributing editor and Hollywood screenwriter in the sidesplitting comedy, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People arriving on DVD February 17 from MGM Home Entertainment.  ?Possibly the best movie that could be made about Toby Young that isn?t rated NC-17? (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times), How to Lose Friends and Alienate People is based on the outrageous rollercoaster of a career path Young carved for himself.  Starring British actor Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead), Academy Award nominee* Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski), Golden Globe nominee** Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman) and Megan Fox (Transformers), How to Lose Friends & Alienate People closely follows the adventures of Sidney Young (Pegg), a disillusioned intellectual who both adores and despises the world of celebrity, fame and glamour.  Hired by an upscale magazine after catching the attention of Clayton Harding (Bridges) during an event, Sidney leaves his job at the Post Modern Review, an opposing magazine that pokes fun at media obsessed stars, and embarks on a new journey.  Harding warns Young he must impress the pants off of those around him in order to be successful, but instead Young constantly annoys everyone until a rising starlet Sophie Maes (Fox) develops an odd affection for him and might be the only thing that could save his disastrous career. 

 

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $27.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada.

 

*2001: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (The Contender)

**1995: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Interview with the Vampire)

 

Synopsis:

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People follows the escapades of Sidney Young (Pegg), a small-time aspiring British celebrity journalist who is hired by an upscale magazine after catching the attention of Clayton Harding (Bridges) during an event by creating a ridiculous scene with the help of a wild pig. Turning in a new direction, Sidney begins his descent into success and re-establishes himself from lonely outsider to confidante of starlet Sophie Maes (Fox), and enters into a love affair with colleague Alison Olsen (Dunst) that will either make him or break him.

 

Special Features:

The How to Lose Friends and Alienate People DVD is presented in widescreen (1.85:1) format with English 5.1 Dolby Surround sound and English, French and Spanish subtitles.  Bonus features include audio commentaries with director Robert Weide and star Simon Pegg and a making of featurette ?Sharp Interviews.?

 

 

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