Saturday, April 4, 2009
I Love You, Man
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, including crude and sexual references.
In I Love You, Man, Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd) is a successful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey, discovers, that he has no male friend close enough to serve as his Best Man. Peter immediately sets out to resolve the situation, experiencing a series of bizarre and awkward man-dates, before meeting Sydney (Jason Segel) an opinionated man with whom he instantly bonds. But the closer the two men get, the more Peter's relationship with Zooey suffers, resulting with him having to choose between his fiancée and his new found best friend, in a story that comically explores what it truly means to be a friend. In my opinion, the message of the film sends out a very good vibe to the audience. The comedic performances of many of the characters was safe, but there were also many shining moments in the movie involving Peter and his fiancee's friend's husband. Those were some truly laugh out loud moments. Overall, I enjoyed this movie because it wasn't like a lot of the trash that contains vulgarity and pure stupidity in most of today's comedies. Enjoyable movie to watch at any frame of mind. 3 out of 4 stars.