While I will never understand the rise and appeal of awkward teenage boys at the cinemaplex during this decade (I suppose I prefer my movie man reality to be the fantasy of Brad Pitt or George Clooney as opposed to say watching myself on screen), it’s unmistakably clear that Jay Baruchel is the best of the bunch (which really only includes Michael Cera and Jesse Eisenberg). He’s built and impressive resume, working as a sideman in big movies and for important directors.
Now it looks like he’s getting his moment to step into the spotlight, with this and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice coming out. Bonus points for having this schmoes’s deadend job be as “airport security guard.”
In truth, however, we all know someone like Jay Baruchel would end up with the adorable and much more interesting Krysten Ritter than the empty shell of a blond in the movie.