Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. By far the best Judd Apatow comedy that Judd Apatow had nothing at all to do with.
  3. 88
    Above all, just plain funny. It's funny with some dumb physical humor, yes, and some gross-out jokes apparently necessary to all buddy movies, but also funny in observations, dialogue, physical behavior and Sydney Fife's observations as a people-watcher.
  4. ILYM is the comedy that Rudd lovers have been waiting for since he first charmed us silly in "Clueless." It explores both the dweeby and heartthrobby sides of this guy whose crooked smile fails to mask his social anxiety.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    88
    This movie was absolutely hilarious, and proved that dating might be easy, but making friends is much harder.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 152 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 53
  2. Negative: 7 out of 53
  1. Dec 31, 2011
    8
    Jason Segel and Paul Rudd give very charming and funny performances. To help with that it is very cleverly written and just hilarious and the interesting premise pays off. I give this movie 79%. Full Review »
  2. TerenceS
    Mar 30, 2009
    5
    Overall, I think this movie is over hyped, by the critics and the users. Now, I didn't go into it with super high expectations. After seeing it though, I have to say overall that it doesn't stand up to to the 70's rating and the 9's, and 10's people are giving it. Paul Rudd is a great actor, in my opinion, but in this movie he comes off with the awkward humor but it seems a little forced at times. Overall, I got a few laughs, but the gags are kind of predictable. Jason Segel is doing his typical brand of comedy. The one thing that makes it all come off without a hitch is that, you can relate to all the characters. All of them seem believable. Overall, a just moderately entertaining movie. Full Review »
  3. Feb 22, 2012
    9
    I love this movie. The cast is great, the plot simple and the jokes are smart. Paul Rudd and Jason Segal have brilliant chemistry as do Rudd and Rashidia Jones. The Happy Hippy Soundtrack from Artists such as Vampire Weekend and Spoon. If your a fan of Judd Apatow Comedies then this movie is for you. Full Review »