Paramount Home Entertainment invites you to make a man-date on August 11, 2009 when the unforgettable bro-mantic comedy I LOVE YOU, MAN debuts on DVD and Blu-ray. Paul Rudd (Role Models, Knocked Up) and Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) are “howlingly funny” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in “one of the funniest movies of the decade” (Steve Oldfield, “Fox -TV”), a story of a guy with no male friends who finds himself in need of a best man. After a series of awkward outings, Peter (Rudd) finally bonds with fun-loving Sydney (Segel). Rudd and Segel’s “bro-mance” takes male-bonding to hilarious new heights in a story that comically explores what it truly means to be a friend.
When this group of actors team up – magic happens. I’ve decided that anything Paul Rudd is in or involved with, I will see. And this bromance was no exception.
I Love You, Man tells the story of the girl’s guy Peter (played by Paul Rudd) and his lack of male friends. When Peter proposes to his girlfriend of eight months, Zooey (played by Rashida Jones), everyone soon realizes that Peter doesn’t have any male friends. In hopes of finding a best man for his wedding day, Peter embarks into an almost male dating like world in order to find a friend who he can relate to. Of course there are a number of hysterical mishaps which finally lead Peter to Sydney (played by Jason Segel). The boys share the same interests in everything from food to music and quickly form a bond that becomes slightly worrisome to Zooey and extremely hilarious to the viewer.
One could safely say if you enjoyed the film Role Models then you’ll also enjoy this film. I Love You, Man is a lot less crude than some of Rudd’s other projects. However, it doesn’t hold back on the list of stars – Jon Favreau, Jane Curtin, Jane Curtin, Andy Samberg, and Lou Ferrigno.
There’s not a name yet for this group of friends who regularly work together, but those of you that have seen the web series Horrible People, the films- Forgetting Sarah Marshall or Role Models, or the television series Veronica Mars or Party Down might realize that you’re seeing some of the same faces. Literally anything that these people team up together to do – is worth checking out and owning in your DVD collection.
Special features on the Blu-ray release are worth checking out as well – especially the deleted scenes and extras. There are some priceless laughs in those that should have been kept in the film in my opinion. Other features include ‘The Making Of’, a gag real, extended scenes, and a commentary with director John Hamburg, Paul Rudd, and Jason Segel.
Review by Emma Loggins