How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

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In this hilariously funny fish-out-of-water tale, "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People" tracks the outrageous escapades of Sidney Young (Simon Pegg), a smalltime, bumbling, British celebrity journalist who is hired by an upscale magazine in New York City. read more
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In this hilariously funny fish-out-of-water tale, "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People" tracks the outrageous escapades of Sidney Young (Simon Pegg), a smalltime, bumbling, British celebrity journalist who is hired by an upscale magazine in New York City. In spectacular fashion Sidney enters high society and burns bridges with bosses, peers and superstars. The film is based on Toby Young's memoir of the same name.

Original Release

10/03/2008

US Release

10/03/2008

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Cast

Kirsten Dunst Alison Olsen
Danny Huston Lawrence Maddox
Jeff Bridges Clayton Harding
Gillian Anderson Eleanor Johnson
Simon Pegg Sidney Young
Megan Fox Sophie Maes
Kelan Pannell Young Sidney
Janette Scott Sidney's Mother / Sidney's Mother (archive footage)
Kelly Jo Charge Apollo Awards Presenter
Katherine Parkinson PR Woman
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert B. Weide

Writers

Peter Straughan, Toby Young

Cast

Kirsten Dunst Alison Olsen
Danny Huston Lawrence Maddox
Jeff Bridges Clayton Harding
Gillian Anderson Eleanor Johnson
Simon Pegg Sidney Young
Megan Fox Sophie Maes
Kelan Pannell Young Sidney
Janette Scott Sidney's Mother / Sidney's Mother (archive footage)
Kelly Jo Charge Apollo Awards Presenter
Katherine Parkinson PR Woman
Felicity Montagu Clipboard Nazi
Thandiwe Newton Thandie Newton / Thandie Newton (as Thandie Newton)
Chris O'Dowd Post Modern Review Staff
James Corden Post Modern Review Staff
Margo Stilley Ingrid
Miriam Margolyes Mrs. Kowalski
Julia West Mother Superior - Trailer
Max Minghella Vincent Lepak
Bill Paterson Richard Young
John Lightbody Assistant Hotel Manager

Producers

Jon Diamond Executive Producer
Simon Fawcett Executive Producer
Brian Gilmore Executive Producer
Peter Hampden Executive Producer
Norman Merry Executive Producer
Tessa Ross Executive Producer
Mark Brooke Executive Producer
Gary Smith Executive Producer
Paul White Executive Producer
Laurie Borg Producer
Elizabeth Karlsen Producer
Robin O'Hara Producer
Stephen Woolley Producer
Toby Young Producer
Carrie Fix Producer
Richard Hewitt Producer
Jimmy Price Producer
Lila Yacoub Producer

Editors

David Freeman

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