I Love You, Man 1.0 stars

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A guy comedy with an original angle. A woman’s man with a well-developed feminine side suddenly feels the lack of a male comrade when the time comes to pick a best man, belatedly casting about for a buddy to cultivate. The lapses in taste — no, the eager, steady assaults on taste, the projectile vomit, the fart commentary, and so forth — lower expectations early on. But the personable Paul Rudd in the pivotal role has plenty of opportunity to show off his gifts, particularly in his forced efforts to be a guy’s guy, more particularly when inanely or inarticulately tongue-twisted, the urge to be witty running way ahead of the brain’s ability to come up with some wit. His spirited slippage into a Jamaican cadence is a crack-up. Jon Favreau does well, too, as a churlish noncontender for buddyhood. And, in the part of the leading contender, the least you can say for Jason Segel of Forgetting Sarah Marshall is that he keeps his pants on. With Rashida Jones, Sarah Burns, Jaime Pressley; directed by John Hamburg. 2009.

Duncan Shepherd

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kris10x99 March 23, 2009 @ 7:11 p.m.

This movie is really a must-see comedy! It didn't try too hard to be funny and really captured the man-man friendship. Paul Rudd's character is getting married and has no best man. He's never had a real guy friend before and so starts looking for one, but it's just not that simple and of course he meets some real weirdos - hilarity ensues. Luckily he happens to meet a cool guy played by Jason Segel who does a great job at being funny without going over the top. Most of the movie is about their growing friendship, letting loose and having fun. I can't wait to see it again!

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coolinout1 May 14, 2009 @ 9:53 p.m.

Yeah, I [just] watched it. Very surprising, enjoyable comedy. Loved the adult humor and language. Made me appreciate my closest buddies just a lil more. Haha...

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