In this wildly funny hit comedy, Paul Rudd gets engaged to the girl of his dreams but has not a single guy friend to be his Best Man until he meets the ultimate dude, Jason Segal. Rudd and Segal's "bromance" takes male-bonding to hilarious new heights in a story that comically explores what it truly means to be a friend.
Didn't know what to expect from this and I would say that this was a well crafted film and very well acted especially Jason Segel (very cool initially but then a bit of a sad chap). It's kind of a male romcom but is equally appealing to gals (my wife enjoyed it) but ultimately there aren't too many laugh out loud moments. Having said that it's amusing and a bit different to normal romcom stuff so if you're looking for a comedy with a difference (i.e. relating to male bonding) then give this a try. The disc itself has good (but not excellent) picture quality and good sound (especially the music). Extras are quite thorough and there is a longish gag reel with some funny moments with a bar stool. Overall 3.5/5
Although it contains some ingredients which should have worked it didn't. There are some serious issues such as does having good same sex friends threaten a marriage, previous sexual problems can influence subsequent relationships and how irritating is it when a dog owner refuses to clear up faeces on a pavement. These might have served to counterpoise the humour but they didn't. It moved from embarrassing to immature humour. The plot was totally disjointed and uninteresting, the characters more superficial than skin scales.
- I Love You, Man review by Shatner's Bassoon
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You rated this film: 3
‘I Love You, Man’ isn’t a bad film; it’s just not particularly good either. The story of a newly engaged man who realises he’s great with women but has no male friends and embarks on a quest to build male relationships could have made a good story. The trouble is the storyline feels like a carbon copy of ‘The 40 Year Old Virgin’ in which the writers have take the basic plotline and substituted the word ‘virgin’ with the word ’male friend’. But the films real weaknesses are that as a comedy it’s flat and has practically no laughs, and what little comedy is there is just based around awkward social situations; and as a male relationship film it’s underdeveloped, shallow and towards the end just comes across as juvenile and corny. In reality this is a film which relies entirely on the likeability of its two main leads Paul Rudd and Jason Segal who do a fairly decent job of carrying a fairly dull film. If you enjoyed films like ‘The 40 Year Old Virgin’ and ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ you may want to rent this, though if you haven’t seen the aforementioned films rent them instead, they’re far superior in every way.
I think you're ok, man
- I Love You, Man review by Jawbreaker
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You rated this film: 3
I love you, man is refreshing in the sense that it tries to stay out of the vulgar gutter than most comedies have fallen into of late. Thankfully its pitched at an age group above teenagers, although anyone with a fondness for Will Ferrel's character in the Wedding Crashers will be content with events here. Playing it safe with a couple of laughs thrown in, its a comedy that will appeal to both sexes and all ages. It is a tame riot but fun enough for most.