I Love You, Man
Friendless Peter Klaven (Rudd) goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But when his insta-bond his new B.F.F.(Segel) puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancée (Jones). Can the trio learn to live happily ever after? Check it out on DVD!
“I Love You, Man” is the new comedy from John Hamburg, and for truth in advertising, John’s mom is one of my colleagues. I must admit, I didn’t particularly like “Meet The Parents” or “Meet The Fockers”, which John wrote. I do love “I Love You, Man”. It is crude. It is rude. But it is wonderful with lovely performances by Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. Paul’s character is engaged to a woman, and realizes he doesn’t have any male friends. In his need to find a best man, he goes to try and find himself some friends. The cleverness and the heart of the movie is in the situation of him trying to find a male friend, which is very similar to what men and women experience when they’re looking for a date. He faces some of the same serial dating issues, you know, It’s not me, it’s you. This is a movie with a lot of heart, a lot of fun, and really looks at a serious situation. It also, to its credit, is a movie that is crude and rude, as I said, really aimed at the male audience. However, the female lead character has a lot of heart and basic intelligence. “I Love You, Man” gets four big old stars! Now on DVD.