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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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John Hamburg

Writers:

John Hamburg (screenplay), Larry Levin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Rudd ... Peter Klaven
Rashida Jones ... Zooey Rice
Sarah Burns ... Hailey
Greg Levine Greg Levine ... Hailey's Date
Jaime Pressly ... Denise
Jon Favreau ... Barry
Jane Curtin ... Joyce Klaven
J.K. Simmons ... Oswald Klaven
Andy Samberg ... Robbie Klaven
Jean Villepique ... Leanne (Davis Dunn Receptionist)
Rob Huebel ... Tevin Downey
Kym Whitley ... Female Co-Worker
Colleen Crabtree ... Female Co-Worker
Caroline Farah ... Female Co-Worker
Mather Zickel ... Gil
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Storyline

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? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the boat race scene, Barry refers to himself and Peter as the "Anchors". However, they are the first in line to drink. In a boat race, the anchors would be the last two in line that have to drink two beers at one time. 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

Referenced in Bob's Burgers: Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

La Enganadora
Written by Enrique Jorrin
Performed by Rubén González
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records/World Circuit
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Funny, Predictable
19 February 2009 | by kati-houserSee all my reviews

I went to see this movie not knowing anything about it just because of the cast. It ended up being pretty funny (the whole theater was laughing a lot). I wouldn't go as far to say it was as funny as Old School, but it was also a different type of movie. It's more of an 'akward moment' type of humor than a 'you're just being ridiculous' type of humor. I enjoyed my time watching it and laughed quite a bit, but if you're looking for the funniest movie of the year, this isn't it.

Although the cast is great, you don't get to see enough of hilarious people like John Favreau and Jaime Pressly. Had the movie utilized their characters a bit more, I think the movie would definitely be funnier; their interaction was pretty rare and funny.

I would spend the money on a movie ticket to see this movie if you like comedies. It's one of the better ones, and if you've seen Paul Blart, you can be sure this one is much funnier.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Let's Make Friends See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,810,270, 22 March 2009

Gross USA:

$71,440,011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,980,359
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