I Love You, Man

I Love You Man

In Theatres: 
Mar 20, 2009
Running Time: 
1 Hour, 50 Minutes

Paul Rudd is a funny guy. Jason Segel is a hilarious guy. Put the two together and you know you're going to laugh. With hysterical comedies including Knocked Up and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, the two team up once again for another win.

Peter (Rudd) has just become engaged to his girlfriend Zooey (Rashida Jones), only to find out that he has no man friends close enough to be the best man. In fact, he doesn't really have any guy friends at all. After advice from his trainer brother, Peter goes on a few "man-dates" to find a new best friend. After meeting Sydney (Segel) at a open house, Peter feels something he hasn't felt for another man before; a bromance.

From watching the trailers and previews, you wouldn't think I Love You, Man would be that funny. I've always enjoyed both Rudd and Segel so I was hoping that it wouldn't disappoint in the end. My inclinations proved to be correct. The two are hilarious. I haven't seen a closer guy on guy relationship since JD & Turk (Scrubs reference).

The film plays out like a romance where the main character is looking for that special someone, except in this case, that special someone is a friend and not some lover. It makes you realize that the process is practically the same. There are plenty of awkward moments in which Rudd makes a complete idiot of himself. From the first "date" to the "should I call him" moment, you'll remember back to when you went through them. He pins the whole man crush thing down perfectly.

What makes the film even better is the wide array of cast members. You have other comedians such as Andy Samberg, Aziz Ansari, Jaime Pressly, Joe Lo Truglio, and Jay Chandrasekhar who all add to the fun factor; however small their part may be. Throw in some Lou Ferrigno and Jon Favreau and you have a win/win situation.

So have you manned up and said I love you to your best friend yet? Why not ask them on the ultimate man date to see the film? I guarantee that you'll both laugh until the very end. Perhaps you can go out for dessert afterwards.

Matt Rodriguez
Review by Matt Rodriguez
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