I Love You, Man ★★★

D: John Hamburg
Dreamworks/Montecito (Donald De Line & John Hamburg)
US 2009
110 mins


W: John Hamburg & Larry Levin
DP: Lawrence Sher
Ed: William Kerr
Mus: Theodore Shapiro

Paul Rudd (Peter Klaven), Jason Segel (Sydney Fife), Rashida Jones (Zooey Rice), Andy Samberg (Robbie Klaven), J.K. Simmons (Oswald Klaven), Jane Curtin (Joyce Klaven), Jon Favreau (Barry), Jamie Pressly (Denise)

I Love You, Man puts a twist on the conventional rom-com, instead of focusing on him and her, it pokes fun at 'bromances' between guys.
Paul Rudd plays a workaholic estate agent who realises, as his wedding approaches, that he doesn't have a close male friend to make best man. On the hunt for one, he attracts the wrong kind of attention from gay guys, but eventually finds friendship with a charming but opinionated slacker (Jason Segel).
The comedy is very hit-and-miss, especially in the first half of the film, but works from the midway point due to the double act of Rudd and Segel.
Good enough for a fun movie to relax to, but don't expect too much from it.