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I Love You, Man (2009)

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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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20 March 2009 (USA)  »

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Let's Make Friends  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$71,347,010 (USA) (29 May 2009)
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Paul Rudd (Peter), Jon Favreau (Barry), J.K. Simmons (Oswald/Peter's dad) and Lou Ferrigno (who plays himself), all have a connection to Marvel Comic's movies. Paul Rudd played Scott Lang/Ant-Man in Ant-Man (2015). Jon Favreau directed Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010) and starred as Happy Hogan in all three Iron Man movies (2008-2013), and he played Foggy Nelson in Daredevil (2003). J.K. Simmons starred in all three Spider-Man movies (2002-2007) as editor Mr. Jameson. Lou Ferrigno provided his voice for the Hulk in the movies and played the Hulk in the TV series, The Incredible Hulk (1978-1982). See more »

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In the bar when Peter and Sydney are getting to know each other, they both down some whiskey, emptying their glasses. In the next shot, their conversation continues and both glasses still have whiskey in them. See more »

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


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Limelight
Written by Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart
Performed by Jason Segel and Paul Rudd
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No beating around the bush, this was a great comedy.
25 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The makers of the film tried to follow in the style of director Judd Apatow, you know add in some raunchiness, but not too much of it, but at the same time make it heartwarming and relatable. Like The 40-Year Old Virgin(2005), and Knocked Up(2007) where.

The story starts with Peter(Paul Rudd) who purposes to his longtime girlfriend Zooey(Rashida Jones), and she says yes. And should be smooth sailing from there right, well not so much. Peter quickly discovers that he has no best man for his wedding, the painful fact is that Peter has never really had a male friend, most of his best friends are females. So Peter goes out on a search by going on a couple of man dates, in hopes to find the perfect B.F.F.. But comes close to giving up, until he meets Sydney(Jason Segel), a wild fun loving guy. Peter and Sydney soon become the best of friends, has Sydney shows Peter on how to be wild and crazy. But will it put a strain on his relationship with Zooey?

One funny comedy, that hits it's mark perfectly. And a great bunch of characters, that don't over do it either. Paul Rudd is great, always, he had better chemistry with Rashida Jones and Jason Segel, then he had with Elizabeth Banks and Seann William Scott. Rashida Jones is also great in her role, although she doesn't quite get the big laughs, she endearing and believable in her role. Jason Segel was perfectly cast also, he managed to get some good laughs. And rest of the supporting cast are memorable. Including Lou Ferrigno as himself.


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