I LOVE YOU, MAN Review
I LOVE YOU, MAN (4.5 out of 5 stars)
I Love You, Man, which is in theaters tomorrow, March 20, is the latest movie to star popular comedians Paul Rudd and Jason Segal. I keep waiting for these guys to make a bad movie. I mean it’s bound to happen. Will Ferrell broke his streak with Kicking and Screaming, Adam Sandler broke his long before Zohan (which I have to admit wasn’t that horrible), and even Vince Vaughn lost some street cred with Fred Claus. There was even a moment in time when Mike Myers and Dana Carvey could do no wrong. I guess the point I’m trying to make is comedians tend to come out with a streak of amazing movies and then they start to suck. This worries me because I really can’t get enough of this latest “it crowd” of comedian film stars. Superbad, 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, these movies are like crack to me and I’m happy to say the supply has not yet dried up.
*Spoiler Alert* Without giving too much away, the basic plot is Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd) a somewhat nerdy real estate agent from LA, is set to get married to his girlfriend Zooey (Rashida Jones aka Karen on “The Office”) after only dating 8 months. Zooey is surprised to find out that Peter doesn’t have a best man in mind for their wedding and encourages him to make male friends. After many failed and extremely funny attempts at male bonding, enter Sydney Fife (Jason Segal) a free spirit from Venice Beach that is every straight man’s dream. He’s cool, he’s funny, and he has the best man den is the history of testosterone.
You can expect just as many laughs from I Love You Man as Superbad, Marshall, and the like…if not even more. There is a toast scene that would make the Rachel Getting Married guests uncomfortable and a voicemail that would even make Jon Favreau’s character in Swingers cringe. Speaking of Favreau, he has a small part in the movie and is hilarious. If you weren’t that impressed by the trailers, don’t let that put you off going as they didn’t do the movie justice. Go see this movie tomorrow and I promise you won’t regret it; you may even see me there for my second time 🙂