How To Stop Being A Loser review

Seeing this won't earn you any cool points...

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Seeing this lame Brit-com won’t score you any cool points.

Imagine Crazy Stupid Love reimagined as a failed BBC3 pilot, swapping that film’s insight and charm for wanking gags and gender politics that’d make an Inbetweener scoff.

“Dateless wonder” James (Simon Phillips) decides to embrace the dating scene after his best mate’s suicide, employing the help of inexplicably successful (and creepy) lothario Ampersand (Craig Conway).

Small mercies like a few snigger-earning cameos and a single likeable character (Stephanie Leonidas’ Patch) can’t break the losing streak.

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Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.