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I Love You, Man (2009)

May 7, 2009

7/10 Bro Hugs

Simply put, you’ll probably like I Love You, Man.

The movie follows Paul Rudd as he goes on “man dates” to find a best man for his wedding because he doesn’t have any male friends. And that’s about it. It’s a feel-good, crude, date movie of sorts, so if you’re looking to share a laugh with the boyfriend/girlfriend/pillow, then saddle up and enjoy.

Most of the humor in the movie revolves around Paul Rudd being painfully awkward and uncomfortable around everyone on Earth; think Michael Scott from The Office “awkward”, but less of a dick. But it works, especially when Jason Segel is around. For most of the movie I was more or less smiling and chuckling to myself, but there were at least two belly-laughs in there, so that’s enough to get my stamp of approval.

Jason Segel is a funny bastard, Paul Rudd’s a charmer to boot, and the whole supporting cast is generally pretty funny too. Jon Favreau (Swingers) plays a bit role and he is a goddamn riot. He’s the reason this movie went from 6 Bro Hugs to 7.

This movie isn’t breaking new ground or anything, but it’ll make you laugh. Isn’t that the whole point? No surprises, no big plot twists, just “let’s watch two funny guys be funny for two hours”. Nothing wrong with that.

I wish I had more to say about I Love You, Man, but I feel like this is one of those movies where you pretty much know what you’re getting into from the start. Just look at the poster. Speaks for itself, folks.

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