I Love You, Man
Are You Man Enough To Say It?
Peter Klaven is a successful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey, discovers, to his dismay and chagrin, that he has no male friend close enough to serve as his Best Man. Peter immediately sets out to rectify the situation, embarking on a series of bizarre and awkward "man-dates," before meeting Sydney Fife.
This film took me completely by surprise. I expected a romcom filled with all the genre tropes that these films apparently need. And while the tropes are definitely there this still isn't a romcom, it's a bromcom.
Most comedy is genuinely funny here and any film that proclaims its love for the man cave and Rush always starts out with a headstart. And while all these things make this film enjoyable, its the developing and subsequent genuine friendship that makes it excellent.
Rudd and Segel carry this film and are completely convincing as on screen friends. I just loved the angle they took here a lot. It made for entertaining viewing, with some hilarious scenes.
The 'slapping da bass' scene killed me.
I love Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. I've loved Rudd since Clueless, and Segel since Freaks and Geeks. And I think they're great together.
It's awesome when you see something between two characters onscreen and you just know these guys love each other in real life. Bro-mance is so cool, man. I wish I was a bro.
And that's really what got me through this film. Don't get me wrong, it was pretty funny, though some of the humor was hit-and-miss for me. But the story is surprisingly touching. Rudd's character is an honest, working man who doesn't have any friends, and Segel's character is an easygoing, somewhat brutally honest man who doesn't do much work at all and doesn't…
It drags in parts, the drama seems manufactured and Rashida Jones is criminally underused (that woman is amazing, why don't people give her more funny things to do) but despite all that I really really liked this movie. The chemistry between Segel and Rudd is impeccable and overall the film itself is very affable. I laughed many times and though the drama didn't work I could see it was done with conviction so it didn't bother me too much.
Pretty predictable plot, but still hilarious.
If you are considering watching this, but have doubts, then give this clip a look - it convinced me; www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W3NERMKIBM
Just delightful. Rudd's awkward, hilarious and very sweet desire to sound like a total bloke amongst Segel's sense of loyalty and individualism makes for one absolutely great friendship. Favreau also stole a few scenes, and a major surprise (for the bro-mance genre) was how the females are mostly given its raunchy dialogue. Even though there's that expected formula (protagonist has a falling with fiancee and new buddy but then rekindles), the events are never forced, contain natural embarrassment, and seem to make a lot of sense. This will have a lot of replayability value for me. A fantastic, cute, touching comedy about how some men can just never grow up.
The first 50 minutes are better than the 50 minutes that follow, but the cast is too good for me to be upset. And really, who am I to question Paul Rudd at his peak?
Nothing special, but heaps of fun, and I've watched this hell of a lot of times and it always entertains, so I mark that as the sign of a pretty great movie even if it wont change your life.
Jason Segel apparently sometimes will host standup shows and he'll get drunk, get on stage, say "who wants to fuck me?" and then gives his number out. He's doing ok
This film really tickles my fancy, it's one of my favourites from this genre and probably under-rated. Well worth a watch.
A surprising classic.
So dated now.
A decently made, and semi-well acted film, with very good writing and comedy. Overall an okay movie.
Veers towards cliche and generic stuff a bit too much but Paul Rudd, Jason Segel and Rashida Jones are all likable. Rudd and Segel have good chemistry, there's some great snappy lines and Rudd's slapping the bass stuff is bizarre and hilarious. Rashida Jones' character's name appears to be named after Zooey Deschanel which is odd.
With watching but it is the usual whiney wife that makes the inferior husband insecure with her over whelming girlfriends.
There were definitely a few chuckles and this typical Hollywood formulaic plot served up its happy ending