Cast: Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Jamie Pressly, Jon Favreau, and J.K. Simmons.
Plot: Peter (the always great Paul Rudd) has always had girl friends his whole life. He’s never really had any guy friends because he seems to get along better with girls. After he proposes to his soon to be wife, Zooey (Rashida Jones), he realizes that he has no one to ask to be his best man. He gets help from his brother Ronnie (played by Andy Samberg) who helps him get some “man-dates.”After a hilarious string of terrible “man-dates” Peter almost gives up. Until at a house showing of his he meets Sydney (Jason Segel). They hit it off and become the best of friends. But Zooey isn’t quite so sure about Sydney and Peter starts to really wonder if Sydney should be his best man.
Breakdown: This movie, going by the trailers, looks like the cliche buddy comedy about two guys doing silly things and having a raunchy vocabulary. That is true here but there is a lot more to offer in I Love You, Man. Not only are the performances top notch all around but this movie is just really funny. It really is hilarious to watch Paul Rudd’s character not know what to say to Jason Segal’s when departing each other. Sydney calls him Pistol, as in Pistol Pete Marovich, and Peter ends up accidentally calling him “Jobin.” This movie is laugh out loud funny throughout and should make Paul Rudd and Jason Segal even more household names.
Performances: Paul Rudd kind of plays his normal character he usually plays here but with a bit of a twist. He’s more feminine, and more of an all around nice guy. He really nails his character and makes me like him even more. Jason Segel also gives a really great performance as well. He too is a very nice guy and hilariously funny as well. The performances definitely lift this movie above its rather simple plot. Also the supporting cast including: Andy Samberg, J.K. Simmons, Jon Favreau, Jamie Pressly, and a cameo from Lou Ferrigno are all wonderful as well.
Overall: I’d say definitely go see this movie. Its funny, its sweet, has a good heart, and has plenty of memorable moments. “Slappa Da Bass Mon!”- Paul Rudd