Since now is the Judd Appatow era, it’s relieving they started making a genuine adult-comedy instead of slapstick trash. Take my word, this movie is uproaringly funny!!
The happily enganged & successful realtor Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd) has always been a girlfriend-man. Wedding is on its way and at one point he realize he didn’t have any close male friend to be his best man. The whole thing about ‘guy friends’ with all their dirty jokes, poker nights, etc doesn’t suit Peter well. Yes, he’s this one awkward man and apparently-lonely.
Worried about this void, he consulted his gay-brother Robbie -which going for the straight ones, because he thinks it’s a challenging LOL- on how to establish a male-bonding.
Peter Klaven: So what do i do? How do i make friends?
Robbie Klaven: If you see a cool looking guy, strike up a conversation and ask him on a man date.
Peter Klaven: Ok.
Robbie Klaven: You know what i mean?
Peter Klaven: No.
Robbie Klaven: Casual lunch or after work drinks. You’re not taking these boys to see The Devil Wears Prada.
Peter Klaven: Ohhhh god i love that movie. No I wont.
On a verge of despair after serial ‘man-dating’ that went all wrong, Peter met Sydney Fife (Jason Segel) the upstraight-cunning bloke. Impressed by his honesty, it doesn’t take too long before Peter ‘attracted’ to Sydney (no matter how WRONG it may sounds, please do remind this is male-bonding we’re talking bout, yea? good x))
As the ‘bromance’ works smoothly between them, Zooey the fiancee who supported this ‘best-man-hunt’ earlier, felt secluded especially when she felt her relationship with Peter is in the state of strain- caused by the BFF euphoria. What will Peter do?
The ensemble cast has creating a hysterical-laugh-out-loud environment. Yet the best lines come from the strangely ingenuous father, Zooey’s friends: the bizzared-rowdily couple (played hilariously by Jaime Pressly & Jon Favreau..the guy who directs Ironman xD), the men Peter’s been ‘dating’ with, etc. Also Peter’s gawky attempt of nicknaming each other xD
Don’t missed the so-called-cameo from Lou Ferrigno -the Incredible Hulk- as himself, whom property Peter tries to sell..
‘I Love You, Man’ is a bromance-comedy well-delivered!! ^.^
I loved it, man!!!
Sydney Fife: You get home safe, Pistol.
Peter Klaven: You got it, Joben.
Sydney Fife: I’m sorry, what?
Peter Klaven: Er… nothing.
Sydney Fife: No, what did you say?
Peter Klaven: Nah, I don’t know… You nicknamed me Pistol, and I just called you… “Joben”… It means nothing… I don’t… I’m drunk… I’m gonna call a cab.
Sydney Fife: Society tells us we’re civilized but the truth is we are animals. Sometimes we just have to let it out. Try it.
Peter Klaven: Blaaah!
Sydney Fife: Good. Now gently remove your tampon and try again.
(while jamming at Sydney’s place, playing bass)
Peter Klaven: Slapping the bass! Slappa da bass! Slappa da bass mon! Slappa de bass mon!