HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS & ALIENATE PEOPLE is based on Toby Young's autobiographic book by the same name. Comedian Simon Pegg plays Sidney Young, an up-and-coming British writer, who after having burned the majority of his bridges in his native England, attempts to conquer Manhattan's fashionable world of glossy magazines. After some intitial success, Young's complete lack of judgement and good taste becomes ever more apparent, to the point where the film actually becomes a handy how-to guide on ruining not only a career, but your entire life.
Robert B. Weide
Robert B. Weide started his career as a director and producer of documentary films about the greats of American comedy. Among other things, Weide has directed TV-documentaries on such names as Billy Crystal, the Marx Brothers and Lenny Bruce. In recent years he has been the producer and main director on Larry David's television series "Curb your Enthusiasm". HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS & ALIENATE PEOPLE is his feature film debut.