Tuesday, March 31, 2009
AD&AN Go to the Movies: I Love You, Man
Movie: I Love You, Man
Starring: Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, "Karen Fillipelli" from "The Office," Andy Samberg, "Jameson" from "Spider-Man," Jon Favreau, Lou Ferrigno, "Dangle" from "Reno: 911," "Jamie Pressly
Plot: Peter (Rudd) and Zooey (Karen) are engaged to be married. Peter overhears Zooey and her multitude of friends talking one night about how his lack of friends will make for one bad bridal party, and how he'll be a clingy husband. In an effort to prove Zooey and her friends wrong, Peter is set-up on a series of "man dates" to find friends.
Reaction: It's a really, REALLY good premise. A reverse love story, a guy searching for love...from another man. A guy just trying to find platonic love from another man, "homey-hunting." Although there are a handful of laugh at loud moments, something seems to be missing from the movie. Lou Ferrigno playing himself is a nice touch, and the rest of the supporting cast does a good job as well, but the premise isn't as well executed as it could've been. The dialogue is still good, as is expected from these movies, and there are great quotes, as evidenced by a few of the "Slappin' da bass, maan" on people's Facebook statuses. The movie's funny, but not as funny as previous movies that these guys have been in like "Knocked Up," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," and "Role Models."
Rating: This movie gets 2 quarters and 2 dimes. $0.70