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Hi Peter, I saw your billboards, they're spectacular. I'm sorry for calling you a whore.
I Love You Man (DVD)
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I Love You Man (DVD)
Advantages: Feelgood humour with likeable lead characters
Disadvantages: A bit lightweight at times
Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd) appears to have it all, he's every woman's dream boyfriend, he's considerate, thoughtful, always puts the lady first and gives his everything to a relationship.
Peter is madly in love with Zooey (Rashida Jones) and really wants to give her the world, he is a real estate salesman and has grand plans to use commission from the sale of Lou Ferrigno's (The Incredible Hulks) property to buy some land for redevelopment to secure their future.
At the start of the film, Peter explains this to Zooey and proposes, after his proposal it becomes clear he has no close male friends, his father and gay brother admit they are each others best friends, his other friends are clearly more acquaintances than buddies and his fiance's friends partners are not pleasant people.
Peter comes home and makes his fiance and friends some drinks during a girls night in but overhears them all talking about his lack of friends and how this could make him clingy and not a real man. Peter is horrified and realises for his own sanity he needs some friends.
The film then follows Peter as he has a few 'dates' with men to find friends, basically following typical dating formulas looking for buddies, this goes horribly wrong when someone mistakes his friendliness for something more and also involves a fight at a 'Soccer' Match.
Eventually Peter admits defeat and tries to sell Ferrigno's property, during an open day he meets Sydney (Jason Segel) a cool guy who admits he is only there for the food. Peter and Sydney hit it off immediately and become friends.
The film follows the two as their friendship develops and Zooey becomes jealous of their close relationship, will the friendship last, will it destroy the engagement and will we get a happy ending?
Paul Rudd ... Peter Klaven
Rashida Jones ... Zooey Rice
Sarah Burns ... Hailey
Greg Levine ... Hailey's Date
Jaime Pressly ... Denise
Jon Favreau ... Barry
Jane Curtin ... Joyce Klaven
J.K. Simmons ... Oswald Klaven
Andy Samberg ... Robbie Klaven
Jean Villepique ... Leanne (Davis Dunn Receptionist)
Rob Huebel ... Tevin Downey
I really enjoyed this bromance, Rudd is a dependable lead who is clearly personable and very funny, while Segel is also a very likeable lead character, their friendship is charming as you realise both have found something they lack in their lives as they bond over soft rock and manly chats.
The humour is pretty good, there are some laugh out loud funny moments and both guys make the friendship awkward and unwatchable in parts (intentionally), Rashad is excellent as Zooey and there is great support from other cast members, I found John Favreau (Director of Iron Man) particularly amusing as the obnoxious husband of Zooey's best friend.
The film is a good mix of charm, laughs and feelgood, the cast are funny and you want everyone to be happy. Some of the humour is childish and some of the jokes more miss than hit, but overall it was a fun 90 minutes.
I rented the film through Lovefilm, but it is available on Amazon for the not considerable sum of £4.98.
Summary: Hi Peter, I saw your billboards, they're spectacular. I'm sorry for calling you a whore.