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Segel and Rudd show the love in new ‘bromance’

March 19th, 2009

Most guys will at some point in their lifetime be faced with the decision of choosing a best man.

Choosing which of your friends deserves to be your right hand man as you make the transition from the bachelor life to the old ball and chain could be difficult.

“I Love You, Man”

What if you don’t have a best friend? This is the case for Peter Klaven, played by Paul Rudd, in the upcoming bromantic comedy “I Love You, Man.”

Klaven has gone through  life befriending only women and forming no long-lasting relationships with any men.

Now at the proudest moment of his life, Klaven finds himself without a best man and deploys on a quest to find one.

He eventually crosses paths with Sydney Fife (Jason Segel), a lazy, so-called “financial” expert who lives in his “Man Cave” and listens to Rush.

His “dates” with Fife lead him to nights of beer and fish tacos, learning to release the inner man. The relationship between Klaven and Fife ends up causing multiple fights with Klaven’s fiancé Zooey (Rashida Jones).

In “I Love You, Man”, Rudd and Segel  lived up to the raunchiness they displayed in a previous interview with The Carroll News.

The language that they used in the interview was synonymous with most of the dialogue in its crass humor and inappropriate conversation.

The whole plot behind the film was creative. Having to search for a best man a few weeks before the wedding granted access to possibilities to build up the movie.

Adding to a long list of recent types of “bromantic” movies, “I Love You, Man” stretches the randomness in Klaven and Fife’s encounters with the former Hulk, Lou Ferrigno, fencing practice and an absurdly obnoxious co-worker.

However, it seems as if these movies are competing for a race to the bottom of the absurdity pole, proving who can come up with the most ridiculous plots, characters and dialogue.

If you aren’t one to suspend your disbelief, then this movie may not be for you. The film’s absurdities may turn many off.

One good part of the movie, besides the dialogue, was in fact the diverse realm of characters. Ranging from Klaven’s brutally honest dad to Ferrigno, the characters make for a complementary cast who feed well off of each other.

Another positive aspect of this movie reverts to information given in the interview with The CN. During one scene, Rudd and Segel meet each other for fish tacos and beer, leading to a night of drunkenness and bonding. The two did the whole scene with a minimal script and mostly improv.

All in all, “I Love You, Man” makes for a good amount of laughs and good times, offering a relief from daily burdens.

The film’s crude humor is definitely for adult ears, and some humor may not register with those who are not familiar with this genre of impromptu “bromance.”