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Upon becoming engaged, Peter discovers he has no male friend close enough to serve as his Best Man. He tries to rectify the situation but ends up having to choose between his fiancee and his new friend.
Comedy - This is a sometimes raunchy, sometimes sweet, sometimes crude comedy
aimed at young adults, especially males. Fans of stars Paul Rudd
Jason Segel will find plenty to enjoy. Those sensitive to gross-out
gags should steer clear. The crude and suggestive humor make the
film inappropriate for children.
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words, 14 S-words, 1 GD, many others. SEX/NUDITY: None VIOLENCE: A slap; a sleeper hold. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: None COMEDY: Wisecracks and banter, sometimes suggestive; gross-out
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average There's no question that I Love You, Man is a cut above a lot of the movies out there masquerading as comedies, and it offers something many of them fail to provide: material that is genuinely worth laughing about.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good 'I Love You, Man' is, above all, just plain funny. It's funny with some dumb physical humor, yes, and some gross-out jokes apparently necessary to all buddy movies, but also funny in observations, dialogue, physical behavior and Sydney Fife's observations as a people-watcher.
USA TodayFull Review Good I Love You, Man's light-hearted exploration of male bonding provides substantial fodder for humor, heightened by the inspired casting of two of the industry's most appealing comic actors.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 155 moviegoers:
GREAT REVIEWS! Both males and females, loved "I Love You Man." Adult males are the only age group who's reviews aren't great, they are however very good. By far, most really enjoyed this movie but there are a fair number who were disappointed. This may be partly due to the crude and sexual nature of the comedy.
After proposing to his girlfriend, Zooey Rice (Rashida Jones), Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd), a successful young L.A. real estate agent, realizes that, unlike his fiancée, who immediately calls her closest friends to share the news, he has no close buds – in fact, he has no male friends at all. After years of being a "girlfriend guy” focused on romantic relationships, Peter learns that his lack of male friendship worries Zooey, so he embarks on a hurried quest to make a male friend who can serve as Best Man at his wedding. Under the guidance of his brother, Robbie (Andy Samberg), a personal trainer who is gay and seems to know a thing or two about guys, Peter embarks on a series of disastrous "mandates” and, quite by accident, crosses paths with Sydney Fife (Jason Segel), a charismatic bachelor who cruises open-houses for free food and lonely divorcées. Peter is intrigued with Sydney, and the two men embark on a friendship that teaches Peter something he's never experienced, the true meaning of male bonding, but also threatens his relationship with Zooey, forcing him to make some difficult choices.