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Awkward Hilarity

  • Apr 2, 2009
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This movie hovers comfortably somewhere between romantic comedy (if that can be said of a bromance) and gross-out guy movie.

When girly-man Peter (Paul Rudd) realizes he has no one to fill the role of Best Man at his wedding, he goes in search of a best friend. After a series of misses (including an accidental gay date and some projectile vomiting),  he meets Sydney (Jason Segal)- a real guy's guy.

There are the typical male-bonding scenes, mishaps and the fiance who begins to wonder if she did the right thing trying to man-up her beloved betrothed.

The thing that stands out in the movie is the awkwardness. Peter is totally uncomfortable with himself and often says ridiculous things in an effort to be cool. Rather than cut to another scene or have Sydney break the tension, the scenes are rather realistic and you just sit in the moment feeling bad for poor Peter and hoping he can make a graceful exit. At one point I actually said out loud, "Oh my gawd! Can we please just move on?" because it was THAT uncomfortable.

That said- it's funny. The uncomfortable moments are funny. The jokes are funny. The characters are hilarious and likable. I'd totally recommend it.

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April 02, 2009
I agree. Frank and I saw it and really enjoyed it. They did a great job with a awkward stuff.
 
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I Love You Man is a comedy movie starring Paul Rudd (Peter) and Jason Segel (Sydney). It is about a young man (Peter) who recently got in engaged. After his engagement, he realizes that he does not have very many friends and goes on a hunt for the perfect male friend to become his best man at his wedding. 
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 20, 2009
Screen Writer: John Hamburg
DVD Release Date: August 11, 2009
Runtime: 105 minutes
Studio: Paramount Home Video
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