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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Movie Review: I Love You Man

This movie is a new breed of movie I like to call a bromantic comedy.
The ever affable Paul Rudd plays Peter Klaven. He is newly engaged to his girlfriend Zooey (Rashida Jones) after only 8 months of dating. One night when Zooey is at home dishing with girlfriends, she comes to realize that Peter doesn’t have any close friends and none which can be called a best man. His “friends” are mostly comprised of work acquaintances and members of his family. After overhearing his fiancĂ©e talk about him and his lack of buddies, Peter makes it his mission to make some new guy friends. He then enlists help from his gay brother Robbie played by an alarmingly charming Andy Samburg. Robbie insists he goes on man dates. It is basically an outing of straight men to get together and know each other and become friends. Some of the real comedy is seeing Peter on the man dates, because you see that meeting friends is just like dating. That most of the people you meet are by no means normal but instead complete freaks. Then by happenstance he meets Sydney Fife (Jason Segal). Sydney is slob of a guy who prowls on divorcees and refuses to curb his dog, but is also very articulate and easygoing. Peter and Sydney hit it off bonding over their love of Rush and playing in a band. However as Peter and Sydney’s bond grows stronger, the relationship between Peter and Zooey grows strained as she starts to feel left out.

This movie is a really good movie. I found myself laughing out loud a lot and I really liked the relationship between Paul Rudd and Jason Segal. In this sort of movie of the Judd Apatow persuasion (He is not related to this project though) it doesn’t disappoint. I give it 4 tickets.

4 out of 5 tickets

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