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I Love You, Man (2009)

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I Love You, Man is a movie starring Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, and Rashida Jones. 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Peter Klaven
... Zooey Rice
... Hailey
Greg Levine ... Hailey's Date
... Denise
... Barry
... Joyce Klaven
... Oswald Klaven
... Robbie Klaven
... Leanne (Davis Dunn Receptionist)
... Tevin Downey
... Female Co-Worker
Colleen Crabtree ... Female Co-Worker
... Female Co-Worker
... 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 »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Let's Make Friends  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,810,270, 22 March 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$71,440,011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,636,986
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Trivia

Jason Segel and Paul Rudd reprise their roles in a video shown on Rush's Time Machine tour. The duo manage to get backstage and meet the band after the performance. See more »

Goofs

When Peter goes to answer his iPhone, throughout the film you constantly hear two sounds when he answers it - the ringtone and the iPhone's "lock" sound. Normally, the iPhone only ever plays that sound when unlocking it. When you receive and answer a call, no sound is played other then the ringtone. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #4.5 (2009) See more »

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Dancing with Myself
Written by Billy Idol and Tony James
Performed by The Donnas
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Funny movies have to be funny. That's the only rule.
12 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

Funny movies have to be funny. That's the only rule about funny movies. They don't have to live up to any expectations, they can be about the same thing that movies always are. It really doesn't matter. As long as they are funny.

I Love You, Man is a funny movie. In case the plot is of any interest to you, it's about this guy (Paul Rudd) who is getting married to this woman (Rashida Jones), but he realizes that he doesn't really have any male friends to fill out his side of the wedding party. So he starts on a quest with the aid of his brother (Andy Samberg) to find a best man. When he finally thinks he finds one (Jason Segel), hilarity ensues.

On the spectrum of comedies, this is a bro movie. One made basically for guys, a little raunchy. But honestly, it's not too R-rated. It cusses a bit, discusses sex a lot, things like that. But not nearly as R-rated as say... Role Models, which I feel is sort of along the same lines. Comparable at least. They are both very funny movies, and both have Paul Rudd.

But this is about I Love You, Man. The highlight of the movie, for me, is Thomas Lennon as Doug. I have been a fan of his for a long time, at least since Reno 911 came out. Which is a brilliant show. Paul Rudd is very, very cute, but not always convincing, the same with Rashida Jones as his fiancée. It's a movie that Ben Stiller would have made if he were younger. Jason Segel does what Jason Segel does. He plays his role very capably as Sydney, the crazed friend.

And that is I Love You, Man. It's a rather simple, but funny movie.


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