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I Love You, Man (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  20 March 2009 (USA)
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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?



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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Are You Man Enough To Say It?


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, including crude and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 March 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Let's Make Friends  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,810,270 (USA) (20 March 2009)


$71,347,010 (USA) (29 May 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


The Macbook switches between facing forward and backwards on the kitchen counter when Peter gets home, and the 3 girls are talking. See more »


[first lines]
Peter Klaven: 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...
Zooey: Really? Because Denise keeps talking about wanting to open up another branch.
Peter Klaven: 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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Crazy Credits

Scenes from the wedding reception play during the credits. See more »


Referenced in Who Do You Think You Are?: Rashida Jones (2012) See more »


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Written by Stephen Gibson & Cecil Glenn
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User Reviews

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6 March 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Just saw a screening of this movie. It was great. Paul Rudd & Jason Segel are an amazing match - we've seen that in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" - their chemistry is natural...and it just works. I laughed A lot during this movie. It's been a while since I've run across a comedy that is smarter than most in terms of humor.

The other supporting characters are quirky, delicious... Jamie Pressley plays to perfection. I recommend this movie to everyone for a great laugh...it's a very feel-good movie. Oh, and Rashida Jones was cute, lovable and had a great character to play. I haven't seen her in too many movies in the past, so it was refreshing to see a different leading lady for a chance.

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