I Love You, Man

I Love You, Man

2009 | John Hamburg

Friendless Peter Klaven goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But when his insta-bond with his new B.F.F. puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancée, can the trio learn to live happily ever after?

Average rating   7 out of 10

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Niels Risgaard Hansen     2009-12-07 7 out of 10

Peter Klaven is getting married, but his wife to be is worried about his lack of male friends. This movie is about his hunt for new friends and a best man for the wedding.

The plot is fairly simple, but still entertaining. There are no real surprises, but you keep suspecting that something really bad will happen. To credit the movie, the bad stuff never gets to a point were you get a bad feeling about the movie or start disliking any of the characters. It is hard to explain without spoiling the movie, but I think it is very well done.
Meeting new male friends can be hard, if you have not got a hobby, a reasonable range of colleagues or participate en any social activities. That is what makes this movie quite believable. Another funny part of it, is the relationship between Peter and Zooey. It has a wide variety of surprisingly realistic relationship issues. Quite a few of them hit home with my personal life. This brought quite a few laughs for me.

The main characters for this movie are well played and supports in making this movie so entertaining yet believable. You sympathize for Peter Klaven for his honesty and his awkward attempts at making new friends, while you get an ambiguous feeling about his new friend Sidney Fife. Actually I was surprised that this was the same person that played Peter Bretter in Forgetting Sarah Marshal. Well done!

As this is a romantic comedy, some of the underlying music is a bit too sugar sweet, however it also has a theme about the rock band Rush, so a lot of the music for the scenes with the boys is quite nice. That always helps.

This is a movie you would take your girlfriend to see, but be prepared to take discussions on topics like oral sex, masturbation, male-female friendship and the like afterwards.

In general a good movie, that makes you reflects on your own abilities to make friends and what is important in you relationship. The fact, that it is not that far off from a realistic situation gives it a nudge up from a classic romantic comedy.

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