How To Lose Friends & Alienate People
Hired by Sharpes magazine editor Clayton Harding (Jeff Bridges, The Big Lebowski), Sidney Young (a fictionalized version of Vanity Fair columnist Toby Young) moves from his native England to the United States to write celebrity profiles for the glossy monthly. Despite biting the hand that feeds him, turning "celebrity" into "mockery," Sidney soon finds himself in the limelight when he's promoted. But he'll discover that fifteen minutes of fame is indeed fleeting.
Featuring a game cast of performers, including Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man), Danny Huston (Children of Men), Megan Fox (Transformers), Gillian Anderson (TV's The X-Files), How To Lose Friends & Alienate People displays the biting wit and profane sense of humor one expects from a film satirizing the vain world of celebrity.
Robert B. Weide (TV's Curb Your Enthusiasm) directs from a screenplay by Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) based on the memoir How To Lose Friends & Alienate People by Toby Young.