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I Love You, Man - comedy DVD review
I LOVE YOU, MAN Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America curledupdvd.com rating: 4 1/2 stars
Featuring: Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rashida Jones, Jon Favreau, Jane Curtin, Jaime Pressly
Director: John Hamburg   Distributor: Dreamworks Video
DVD release: 11 August 2009   Runtime: 105 minutes
(1 disc)
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC

DVD features: Aspect ratio 2.35:1, Audio (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English, French, Spanish), Subtitles (English, French, Spanish), The Making of I Love You, Man, Outtakes, Extended scenes, Deleted scenes, Gag reel, Commentary (dir. John Hamburg and actors Paul Rudd, Jason Segel)

I Love You, Man is one of those movies where the humor kind of sneaks up on you, and you find yourself recalling lines from the movie days later and chuckling again.

Paul Rudd plays Peter Klaven, a realtor who has always had tons of female friends but doesn't connect well with other males. He and his girlfriend, Zooey (Rashida Jones), get engaged and are totally thrilled, but through some comments made by Zooey's friends (played by Jamie Pressly and Sarah Burns) he realizes that he had better start trying to make some male friends, if only to have someone to stand up for him at the wedding.

Peter goes on a series of "friend dates" with other guys, trying to make connections and friendships. Most are awkward, funny, and downright disasters. Peter meets Sydney Fife (Jason Segel) at an open house Peter is holding in attempt to sell Lou Ferrigno's home. The two hang out a bit and start to become friends, but this might be too much for Zooey when Sydney begins to dominate more and more of Peter's time.

Rudd shines playing the "everyman doofus" character. The awkwardness of his character seeking male friendships is cringe-worthy at times, but every male (including my husband, who watched it with me) watching will totally identify with the sentiments expressed.

Although I Love You, Man is filled with humor, a good deal of it is quite raunchy and some may find it bordering on the offensive. Rudd and Segel's wonderful working relationship allows them to trade off being the straight man with the other's jokes seamlessly.

The special features only keep the humor going, with a very funny commentary as well as deleted scenes and an extended blooper feature.

I Love You, Man is both lighthearted and touching, and appeals to a wide audience. It's worth the purchase - you'll want to watch it more than once to catch all of the jokes and lines you missed while laughing.
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reviewed by Melissa Parcel
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