Friday, April 3, 2009

Review - I Love You, Man

A recently engaged friendless man, Peter Klavin, goes on the hunt for a best friend to be his best man at his upcoming wedding. Klavin goes on a series of man-dates trying to find a male he can connect with. When he finally finds a guy he becomes close with, his new found friendship begins to strain both Peter's work and his engagement.

Along Came Polly director, John Hamburg co-wrote and directs "I Love You, Man" and delivers a romping comedy that focuses on male friendship or more commonly known now as bromances. Hamburg's writing along with Larry Levine delivers strong laughs throughout the entire film. On the negative side, "I Love You, Man" is very predictable, but it still delivers a witty comedy that will entertain both men and women alike.

Paul Rudd is brilliant in "I Love You, Man" he delivers the dialogue in unblemished fashion that is sure to invoke laughter time and time again. Rudd is at his best when he is sharing the screen with co-star Jason Segel, however his moments with his finance and her friends are equally entertaining. Rudd's deadpan delivery is flawless and the countless nicknames he tries to create for his new found friend have you laughing hysterically at each one.

Jason Segel, like Rudd is hilarious throughout "I Love You, Man." Segel's introductory scene with Rudd is hands down the funniest scene in the entire movie. His opinions and insight on the individuals at Peter Klavin's showing will have you in stitches. Segel also shines during scenes when Peter and his finace take him on a double dating golfing with one of her girlfriends. Just like in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Segel entertains throughout "I Love You, Man" proving he deserves the work and notarity he is currently gaining.

"I Love You, Man" felt like a good version of the Will Ferrell and John C. Riley film, Step Brothers. The jokes are continuous throughout and generally have you laughing hard. My only real gripe is the generic beginning, middle and end that we are all accustom to with comedies. Outside of that, the film is well worth the money and perfect escape for 105 minutes.