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I Love You, Man (2009)

 -  Comedy  -  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?

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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

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,122,258 (UK) (17 April 2009)

Gross:

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

The drum set in Sydney's "Man Cave" is a replica of Keith Moon's (The Who) infamous Vistalite 'Goldfish' set, as seen on the US TV show The Midnight Special (1972) in 1975. Moon's set featured a second, unused bass drum filled with water and live goldfish. See more »

Goofs

The seating planning for Peter & Zoe's wedding has both "SYdney" and "SIdney" on it. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

References Ali G Indahouse (2002) See more »

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Wheels
Written by Carlos Forster and John McCrea
Performed by Cake
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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WAAAYYY Overrated
12 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really just don't know why people like this movie so much. I typically really enjoy this genre (Anchorman, Knocked Up, etc.), but this just didn't work on any level. The friend I watched it with, who also loves pretty much any comedy, felt the same way. Throughout the entire movie, I failed to laugh once -- I only mildly chuckled a few times (rather forced chuckles at that). The movie somewhat held my interest for the first part when Paul Rudd is struggling to find a best friend, but as soon as he meets Jason Segal - when you think it will get good - it derails. The ending with the wedding was just plain brutal -- terrible writing, acting, etc. Yet, most people I talk to like this movie, which just blows my mind. I never thought I'd say this about a Paul Rudd movie.


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