Dvd Review - I Love You, Man

by - 8/20/2009

I Love You, Man
Starring: Paul Rudd, Jason Segel

Paul Rudd (Role Models, Knocked Up) and Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) are “howlingly funny” in “one of the funniest movies of the decade”, a story of a guy with no male friends who finds himself in need of a best man. After a series of awkward outings, Peter (Rudd) finally bonds with fun-loving Sydney (Segel). Rudd and Segel’s “bro-mance” takes male-bonding to hilarious new heights in a story that comically explores what it truly means to be a friend.

Both Dvd and Blu-Ray iscs include the following special features, in high definition on Blu-ray as noted:

• The Making of I Love You, Man (HD) – An 18-minute feature with cast interviews and a special look behind-the-scenes of the film’s most outrageous moment
• Outtakes (HD) – Hilarious alternate versions of scenes with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel
• Extended Scenes (HD)
• Deleted Scenes (HD)
• Gag Reel (HD)
• Commentary by director John Hamburg and actors Paul Rudd and Jason Segel
• Red Band Trailer (HD) – Blu-ray exclusive

Personally speaking, I loved this movie! It got off to a slow start and I expected something typically masculine, full of macho posturing, crass sexual innuendos and perhaps even nudity. And to say that I was pleasantly surprised is to understate it. I have liked Paul Rudd from way back, first as Alicia Silverstone's stepbrother in 'Clueless' and later on as Phoebe's boyfriend in 'Friends'. But never have his talents been showcased better than in this movie. Rudd is outstanding as the guy who's too much in touch with his feminine side and who's stung into searching for a male friend after overhearing his fiance's fears that "his mother is his best friend". Segel is the perfect candidate as his scathingly honest ways and masculine behavior are in total contrast to Rudd who's naturally attracted to him - as a male friend, nothing more. I did think at one point that the movie was taking a gay turn, but that was just a clever red herring.

What happens next can be classified as that new genre - a beautiful and perfect bro-mantic comedy.

In short, watch it!

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