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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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Dominic Burns
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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.

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

UK

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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I think this film deserved this rating
18 November 2011 | by globefighterSee all my reviews

I have an idea how difficult it is to make an independent film but at the same time you always have to remember that the general people who go to the cinema don't care, all they're interested in is being entertained. After all they pay the same for a movie ticket to a tiny Brit film as they do for a ticket to Transformers! So when I went into an insider screening of HTSBAL at Showcase I tried very hard to see through they eyes of someone who doesn't know the work that goes into these projects. I'm not sure if I managed that but what I am certain of is that I thought this film was quite brilliant, hilarious as it is heartfelt, the humour balancing perfectly with the character development and the story exposition. The performances were all round strong with no exception and the chemistry between our principals Phillips, Conway, Atkinson and Leonidas was great, I know three of them have worked together again and this comes as no surprise to me. Plus the outtakes at the end had me rolling, I love it when films do outtakes. I think I may actually have to check it out one more time.


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