Wednesday, May 21, 2008

TRAILER: How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

I read Toby Young's book, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, earlier this year, trying to gear up for the film's release in October, and I thought it was hilarious. I actually work in the same industry as he does--magazine journalism--and am quite familiar with every location and person he names. So it's kind of like reading Jossip or Perez Hilton if the Queen of all Media were actually blogging about media gossip. It's juicy and revealing, and of course totally taboo to like if you're friends with one of the novel's villainous/caricatured characters Graydon Carter, who happens to be the Editor in Chief of Vanity Fair. We've already been down this road with The Devil Wears Prada, igniting the wrath of Vogue's EIC Anna Wintour. However, after having loved Young's snarky commentary and insidery jokes, I was a little disappointed by the trailer. Simon Pegg (Sean of the Dead), as Young, is hilarious, but the addition of certain characters and plot lines that didn't appear in the book might sully things a bit. Also starring are Kirsten Dunst as his sidekick, Megan Fox as--what else?--the racy hot chick, Jeff Bridges as Graydon Carter, and Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files") as...a bitch. Watch the trailer:

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