I Love You, Man is a 2009 American friendship sitcom movie directed by John Hamburg and written by Larry Levin. Paul Rudd plays a lonely man searching for a groomsman for his forthcoming wedding. However, his new best buddy (Jason Segel) is putting stress on his marriage (Rashida Jones).
On March 20, 2009, the picture was premiered in theatres in the United States, to largely good reviews. On a $40 million investment, the picture made $92 million. After Knocked Up (2007) and Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2009), this was Segel and Rudd’s third partnership (2008).
A Los Angeles commercial property broker, Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd), proposes to his girlfriend, Zooey Rice (Rashida Jones), and she agrees. Only relatives and mostly female associates appear to be Peter’s closest male buddies with whom he may communicate the information.
Peter believes he has to make male friends have a perfect man for the impending wedding after hearing her acquaintances’ worries about his shortage of committed male pals. Peter seeks assistance on coping with guys from his homosexual younger sibling, Robbie (Andy Samberg).
After attempting several advances to other guys, notably Barry (Jon Favreau), the hot-headed spouse of Zooey’s friend Denise (Jaime Pressly), the issue only worsens when Peter accidentally projectile-vomits on Barry after completing a beer-drinking competition.
Peter is ready to give up after being refused when he encounters Sydney Fife (Jason Segel) at an opening party at Lou Ferrigno’s estate, which he is attempting to sell. Sydney is an investor who is attending the show to pick up divorced ladies and benefit from the complimentary food. Peter goes to a Rush event with Sydney the next night because he includes Zooey.
She feels neglected by Peter and Sydney throughout the event. Sydney confronts Peter why he is courting Zooey the following day when searching for tuxedos and also begs for an $8,000 loan. The next morning, Peter arrives at work to find that Sydney has spent the $8,000 loan on various ludicrous banner commercials advertising Peter’s real estate firm (with photos of Peter he took with his iPhone).
He approaches Sydney and breaks their relationship, still unhappy about his argument with Zooey. Peter finds at work that Sydney’s billboard marketing strategy was a triumph. He regained control of the valuable Ferrigno listing, and a slew of other people left texts pleading with him to sell their property. Peter regrets his confrontation with Sydney, but he declines to invite him to the wedding again.
Rather, he gathers a motley crew of groomsmen, including Robbie, his dad Oswald (J. K. Simmons), and Lou Ferrigno. Before the wedding, Zooey notices Peter seeming despondent, as though he is longing for Sydney.
As the film ends, we see Peter and Sydney performing a cover of Rush’s “Limelight” with the rented band (played by OK Go), dragging Zooey onto the platform to assist them. Sydney prepares to toast the newlyweds as the song stops, and Peter rushes to stop him as the camera fades off.
- Paul Rudd plays Peter Klaven.
- Jason Segel plays Sydney Fife.
- Rashida Jones plays Zooey Rice.
- Andy Samberg plays Robbie Klaven.
- Alan, Robbie’s boyfriend, is played by Josh Cooke.
- J. K. Simmons plays Oswald Klaven.
- Jane Curtin plays Joyce Klaven.
- Jaime Pressly plays Denise McLean.
- Jon Favreau plays Barry McLean.
- Sarah Burns in the role of Hailey.
- Lou Ferrigno in the Role of Himself.
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