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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 toIn 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. By far the best Judd Apatow comedy that Judd Apatow had nothing at all to do with.
  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. 80
    Rudd's timing has always been good, but in I Love You, Man he gives the finest performance of his career, breaking his comic beats down into weird and wonderful fractional increments. It's as if he's invented a new comedy dialect.
  4. 75
    The real revelation is Lou Ferrigno, in his first non-Hulk-related big-screen role since 2002. OK, so he plays himself.
  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. Jon Favreau, J.K. Simmons, Thomas Lennon and half a dozen other capable comedians drift in and out. Yet the movie seems long even at 105 minutes.
  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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  1. Positive: 44 out of 55
  2. Negative: 7 out of 55
  1. Apr 27, 2014
    10
    This movie was very funny and light-hearted. Paul Rudd and Jason Segel work very well together and create an excellent bromance. The way theyThis movie was very funny and light-hearted. Paul Rudd and Jason Segel work very well together and create an excellent bromance. The way they meet is very funny, and Paul Rudd's girlfriend pushing him to go out makes for a very funny scene. All of the scenes where the characters are just hanging out and having fun are very light-hearted and make you feel good. I also very much appreciated how the movie truly focused on the bromance, and not too much on Rudd's relationship. The movie seemed very real, and there were no boring parts. Excellent, I recommend viewing. Expand
  2. LynneM
    Mar 31, 2009
    10
    While this move is somewhat raunchy (filled with sexual references and profanity), It is pee in your pants hilarious! Definitely worth seeing While this move is somewhat raunchy (filled with sexual references and profanity), It is pee in your pants hilarious! Definitely worth seeing if you want a good laugh. Expand
  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 RuddI 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. Expand
  4. j30
    Sep 20, 2011
    8
    Jason Segal and Paul Rudd make this movie period. Without them this would be your average run of the mill Hollywood stinker, instead they makeJason Segal and Paul Rudd make this movie period. Without them this would be your average run of the mill Hollywood stinker, instead they make it a memorable laugh fest. Expand
  5. Nov 28, 2012
    7
    In Jon Hamburg's "I Love You, Man", he successfully creates a hilarious and delightfully relatable bromantic comedy. "I Love You, Man" tellsIn Jon Hamburg's "I Love You, Man", he successfully creates a hilarious and delightfully relatable bromantic comedy. "I Love You, Man" tells the story of Peter Klaven (Rudd), a man who has just proposed to his girlfriend and finds himself in a bit of a predicament. He feels that, throughout his life, he has never had an individual that he could call his best friend, so he takes it upon himself to find one. After many failed attempts at finding a guy to call his pal, he gives up and ends up meeting Sydney Fife (Segel). Hilarity ensues. Now, I'm gonna' start off by saying that when Paul Rudd and Jason Segel first start to hang out with one another, it is one of the most awkward friendships I've ever seen. It's still funny, but hard to watch at times. After this awkward phase though, the chemistry between Rudd and Segel really starts to shine, and then the laughs begin to roll in. At this point, the writing really starts to pick up as well. Also, the band "Rush" was used as a plot device for the film - I found this to be extremely unique and it was awesome to see Rudd and Segel's characters bond over their music. With a solid script, unforgettable chemistry between it's leads, and a memorable premise, "I Love You, Man" makes for an amazing comedy that I won't soon forget. Expand
  6. TDKinDallas
    Mar 26, 2009
    7
    The funniest movie this year. I was surprised that they did not go down even funnier, raunchier avenues, but it was still great.
  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 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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