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  • Summary: In I Love You, Man, a comedy from John Hamburg, Peter Klaven is a successful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey, discovers, to his dismay and chagrin, that he has no male friend close enough to serve as his Best Man. Peter immediately sets out to rectify the situation, embarking on a series of bizarre and awkward "man-dates," before meeting Sydney Fife, a charming, opinionated man with whom he instantly bonds. But the closer the two men get, the more Peter's relationship with Zooey suffers, ultimately forcing him to choose between his fiancee and his new found "bro," in a story that comically explores what it truly means to be a "friend." (Paramount) Expand
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. It's a hilarious comedy made even more successful because so much of the satire seems fresh.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    88
    This movie was absolutely hilarious, and proved that dating might be easy, but making friends is much harder.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    80
    The movie delivers an absolutely complete, fully realized, delightfully novel redo of the hoariest of forms: the meet-cute, love-at-first-sight, break-up-and-make-up, racing-to-the-altar slapstick weepy that's been a staple of cinema since the invention of cinema.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    The movie stakes out a whole new arena - male social performance anxiety - and ruthlessly mines it for comic embarrassment.
  5. The central love story, platonic though it may be, is entirely between the men. Their connection - and I’m determined to avoid the word “bromance” - saves this film from becoming just another Apatowian wanna-be.
  6. 63
    Despite the clever premise and several laugh-aloud moments, the film as a whole underwhelms.
  7. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    40
    And like most women in bromance comedies, Jones does exactly what she's supposed to do by doing almost nothing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 53
  2. Negative: 7 out of 53
  1. Nov 12, 2012
    10
    I Love You, Man might be the best comedy of the decade. It's gross, it's sweet, and at times it's sneakily subtle. I delivers the goods. Plus a whole lot more. Expand
  2. nate
    Mar 28, 2009
    10
    The chemistry between the two is amazing. this movie is just a warm, feel good, hilarious, best bud movie. One of the best this year so far!
  3. May 3, 2012
    9
    I was blown away with how fantastic this movie is, I remember seeing the trailers and thinking it looked awful, but I'm a huge Paul Rudd fan and when I heard he was in this I figured I would give it a shot, and I;m glad I did, it's hilarious, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel and everyone else in this movie gave phenomenal performances, go out and watch this as fast as you can. Expand
  4. R.Lopez
    Oct 9, 2009
    8
    I don't usually watch comedies, I particularly don't really care for them. I guess it's becuase I can't find one that's smart, has good acting and actually has good jokes. This film had all that and some more thrown in there for extra measures.


    I Love You, Man was funny, charming, lighthearted and had a great sense of brotherly love. This movie was great for me becuase my friends are my bros and this was a cool movie for me to watch and think of all the stuff that Peter and Sydney do are some of the stuff me and my friends have done, most of it not all of it. But it did give you a great story as well as a good time it works it's brotherly type of charm on you and it won't let you go or let you stop laughing until the very end. It meant allot to me in the terms of it premise but then it didn't, I mean I do think it does apply to what male friendship is and then again I don't. I mean doing stupid stuff is all apart of being a guy and jamming out in your brother from another mother's garage is cool but not the main focal point of being a friend. But after you get past the dumb stuff then it gives you a true look at what being a true friend is.



    Paul Rudd does fantastic here and in my opinion turns in one of his best comic performances since Clueless and Role Models, Jason Segel(who I didn't like until I saw Forgetting Sarah Marshall.) was also fantastic here. But his crude and nasty style soon takes it's tole on you and it get's annoying. But all in all the both of them put on a great comedic show.



    I Love You, Man is quirky and unusual, funny and touching and at the same time raunchy( bu not too raunchy. ) it gives a great story of brotherly love and shows you what a bromance looks like and how sometimes it can be funny and ridiculous at the same time. All in all this movie was a major caliber above the bar of regular comedies and that makes it gold among them. I love You, Man is one friendship you don't want to turn down and if you over look some things in it i promise you this film will make you laugh like no other comedy can. All in all I Love You, Man delivers.
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  5. Aug 25, 2012
    7
    I enjoy Jason Segal's work all the time and this film is no exception. He works very well with Paul Rudd to produce a great comedy about friendship more than romance. Rashida Jones is ok but I really felt as if she was overshadowed by pretty much every other character. Andy Samberg is hilarious even though normally I find him to be stupid. Unfortunately for this film, it will forever be overshadowed by The Hangover. Expand
  6. Jun 1, 2012
    6
    Even though the chemistry between the two male leads (played by actors Paul Rudd & Jason Segal) was one of the better aspects of the film, I couldn't help but feel 'I Love You, Man' could have been much better explored - particularly the back story of Segal's character. This feature is good, not great, excellent or astonishing funny but it is fine for what it is. The supporting cast were decent but this picture is essentially a two-man show even though the "bromance" seemed to have been somewhat rushed along with the overall running time of the movie. Expand
  7. IamheAsyouarehe
    Apr 8, 2009
    0
    We walked out after the first 40 minutes, so if the last part was terrific, well, we wouldn't know. If you love gross male bonding rituals run amok, including poker games, over-drinking, projectile vomiting and other frat boy tricks, and have a taste for "jokes" that work by attempting to trigger homophobic uneasiness, then you may very well love this horrible film, man. Expand

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