Paul Rudd is fast becoming one of my favourite actors.
Films such as Role Models, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Anchorman and even old skool classic Clueless have seen him cement the kind of reputation that I will base seeing a film on.
His run of great films continues with ‘I Love You, Man’ – the most accurate description of which was the term ‘Bromance’ that was coined by someone when the movie hit screens earlier this year.
This film is essentially a love story. Man looks for companion, takes them on dates until he finds one then gets to know them better. Except both characters are men
Peter Klaven (Rudd) gets engaged to his girlfriend and then realises he doesn’t have a male friend who can be his best man.
He sets about trying to find a friend he can ask before he gets married and after some memorable encounters ends up befriending Sydney Fyfe (Jason Segel).
The film plays out around their new found friendship but is treated like a love story of sorts, which just adds to the comedy value.
I won’t spoil anything here but as you can imagine there are plenty of laughs in the various situations they end up in and the way that their relationship takes off.
The two leading men have such a great chemistry that you can’t help but love them despite their faults.
I Love You, Man is a great film that plays on our pre-conceived notions of rom-com movies and flips them 180 degrees.