How to Lose Friends and Alienate People is a satire based around a British journalist working on an upmarket USA celebrity magazine.

Popular comedian Simon Pegg plays the aspiring journalist Sidney Young, trying to find success on a New York celebrity magazine Sharps.

The film is directed by Robert B. Weide and is based loosely on British writer, Toby Young’s 2001 memoir.

The film follows the mishaps and bumbling attempts of Sidney trying to score brownie points and move up through the ranks of the magazine and mingle with celebrities.

Unfortunately nearly everything Sidney attempts to do ends in disaster and he is constantly having a dressing down by editor Clayton Harding (Jeff Bridges).

Within hours of moving to New York, Sidney manages to upset and annoy fellow co-work, Alison Olsen, played by Kirsten Dunst.

Eventually Sidney manages to make friends with Alison, who takes pity on his uselessness and tries to help him out of the sticky situations he effortlessly gets himself into.

Throughout the film Sidney tries to get together and impress and up and coming actress Sophie Meas (Megan Fox), before coming to his senses and going after his real love interest.

There are some great celebrity party scenes which feature Sidney acting like a clown and embarrassing everyone - much to his innocence.

The film is light hearted and has some real laugh out loud moments and is really Simon Pegg doing what he does best.

Those who loved Simon Pegg’s other films such as Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead will not be disappointed by this amusing comedy.

This humorous tale is well worth a visit as it will lift spirits on a cold miserable autumn afternoon.