I Love You, Man (2009)
Director: John Hamburg
Writers: John Hamburg, Larry Levin
Starring: Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Jamie Pressly, Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Lou Friggino, Jon Favreau, Jane Curtin / J.K. Simmons
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Region: United States
Runtime: 105 minutes
Also Known As: I Love You, Dude / I Love The Best Man / Maggie The Best Man
Rating: IMDB 7.0 / Rotten Tomatoes 83%
Peter (Paul Rudd) and zoe (Rashida Jones) are engaged. While Zoe was excitedly announcing the good news to the sisters, Peter found that he couldn’t find a buddy who could be the best man. In desperation, Peter started the “blind date” process of looking for a best man.
The search for a best man doesn’t go well, until he meets the amazing Sidney (Jason Segel). Sidney brought out the inner potential of the unsociable Peter. The two became friends who talked about everything, and Zeng Zhi even formed a band. They chatted endlessly, played games, walked the dog, and were glued to each other almost 24 hours a day, a feverish relationship that eventually affected Peter and his fiancée Zoe. Zoe couldn’t stand her fiance having another man on his mind, so she gave him an ultimatum to choose between her friends and herself.
“I Love You, Man” is a 2009 American romantic comedy film directed by John Hamburg and starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. The movie follows the story of Peter Klaven (Rudd), a successful real estate agent who, after getting engaged, realizes he has no close male friends to serve as his best man. In an effort to find a new friend, he meets Sydney Fife (Segel), a free-spirited and outgoing guy, and the two form a unique and unlikely bond.
The film explores themes of male friendship, love, and the search for identity. It also touches on issues of commitment and the fear of growing older.
The movie received positive reviews from critics, with many praising the chemistry between Rudd and Segel and the film’s honest portrayal of male relationships. It was also a commercial success, grossing over $91 million worldwide.
“I Love You, Man” is known for its humor, heart, and relatable story. It has been praised for its positive representation of male friendship and the importance of having close relationships in life. The film also features a talented supporting cast, including Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, and J.K. Simmons.