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John C. Reilly,
Sacha Baron Cohen
Peter Klaven's world revolves around his real estate work and Zooey, his soon-to-be fiancée. After he pops the question, she calls her best friends and they go into wedding planning mode. Peter has no male friends and that poses problems: will he turn out to be a clingy guy, and who will be his best man? Zooey, her friends, and Peter's brother Robbie offer help that results in awkward moments. Then, at an open house Peter's hosting, he meets Sydney, an amiable, low-key guy. They trade business cards, and Peter calls him to meet for drinks. A friendship develops that's great at first but then threatens Peter's engagement and career. Can guys be friends and couples be in love? Written by
The bass that Peter plays "Tom Sawyer" on, during his first jam with Sydney, is a Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass from Fender's Artist Series of electric basses, and is a near-perfect replica of the instrument that Geddy Lee usually plays onstage with Rush. Geddy can be seen playing the original instrument during the Rush show, later in the movie. See more »
At the office when Peter answers the phone, the screen on the iPhone never turns off as is would in reality. See more »
So, my plan is to create this cluster of live/work lofts all along the perimeter here. And - come here - also I'm planning this neighborhoody, kind of dining and retail area in the central square. You know I even had this thought that you, Denise, and Haley could open up a second location for your store...
Really? Because Denise keeps talking about wanting to open up another branch.
Well it would be great. I I look, the land is a little pricey, so I couldn't develop it right away. ...
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Scenes from the wedding reception play during the credits. See more »
When I first heard about this movie, I became a little irritated. The
premise seemed to me like a "romantic comedy for gays" except with a
few lines to make it a "bromance." It makes sense, as most guys in the
target age group (high schoolers and college aged) are quite
uncomfortable discussing sexual orientation in any context (Don't
believe me? Try raising the topic with your best buddies). It seemed
like it was wimping out instead of taking a chance and really making a
movie that could make said guys comfortable about this sort of thing.
This may be the film's intention, but it hides it well. The romance
between Peter (Paul Rudd) and Zooey (Rashida Jones) is well-integrated
and quite important to the story. If anything, it represents a major
I approached this film with much trepidation; I don't especially like
Judd Apatow movies. Some of the stuff is funny, but a lot of it is too
understated, like Clark Duke in "Sex Drive" or "Kick Ass" (watch the
trailers of either one of those movies and when the dorky kid with
glasses talks, you'll see what I mean). Worse, Jason Segel wrote and
starred in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," a movie of that ilk that I
didn't like at all. Fortunately, none of those characteristics made
into this movie. The jokes flow naturally and the film has energy and
chemistry between the actors. This result is 90+ minutes of absolute
Peter (Paul Rudd) has always been a ladies man. Women love him, and he
finds them very easy to talk to. That's one of the reasons why Zooey
(Rashida Jones) falls head over heels for him, and when he proposes,
she accepts. But once wedding plans get underway, he realizes that he
has no best guy friends to make up his share of the wedding party. So
with his friends encouragement, he sets out to find a new best guy
friend. After a few disastrous "man dates," he runs into Sydney (Jason
Segel), a fun loving guy with a lot of advice on how to break loose and
The best thing about this movie is that everything unfolds naturally.
True, it follows the familiar beats of the genre, but nothing that
happens is contrived. The characters actions are genuine and make sense
from what we know about them, and that makes it more honest (not to
The leads are great. Paul Rudd tones down the "funny smartass"
personality that made him famous and instead acts like a likable guy,
albeit without male/male social skills and a penchant for creating bad
nicknames and catchphrases. Peter is an easy guy to like, and he has
good chemistry with both of his co-stars, Rashida Jones and Jason
Segel. Segel is a revelation. He's one of the most likable characters
I've seen on screen in a long time. He's easy going and earnest, the
type of guy anyone would want as a best friend. However, some of his
philosophies on life and social skills come off as scripted, and try as
he might, Segel isn't able to make them sound otherwise. Rashida Jones
is also very good (looking and sounding like Jessica Alba, only more
relaxed). When Peter tells her about Sydney, she's excited for him. If
us guys could all have such wives, we'd be in heaven. As the gay
brother who is on hand to give advice about "man dating," Andy Samberg
is far less irritating and obnoxious than he was in the utterly awful
"Hot Rod," which is near the top of my list of one of the worst movies
John Hamburg is making a comedy, and like the best ones, he lets
everything flow naturally. The humor isn't kept on mute, or drained of
energy, or kept low-key. It's totally natural, and that's what makes
this such a funny, and dare I say it, touching, comedy. I was actually
discussing this film with my best guy friend, and the movie reminded us
quite strongly of the sort of things we would do when we were in
college together. Movies that have establish that kind of a connection
with a viewer don't come along very often.
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