Two Blondes review a movie and mostly ramble about themselves:
I am calling it now – I will officially be sick of hearing people say, “Slappin’ da bass,” as of 2:00pm today. It’s a line from I Love You, Man, the new comedy starring Jason Segel and Paul Rudd. It’s a funny joke even, but it will soon be as annoying to me as, “Whasssssuuuuup!” You see (and I’m mostly directing this as the same demographic of people who are really big Dave Matthews Band fans), yes, the, “Slappin’ da bass,” moment in I Love You, Man was funny. I laughed heartily out loud, but only in the context of the movie. However, when you say random jokes you heard in a movie/commercial/TV show at awkward moments in conversation? Not funny, just irritating and people are only laughing with you because it would be too painfully awkward otherwise. Thank you. (I’m considering submitting this to NBC for their ‘The More You Know’ PSA campaign.)
I know a lot of girls crush on Paul Rudd and he is utterly charming, but what I want to know is will Jason Segel be my boyfriend? I do mean Jason Segel and not Sydney Fife, his character. Sydney is a bit too man-childish for my taste, but actual Jason Segel seems adorable. My crush began after seeing him in Freaks and Geeks and has only grown stronger since.
I Love You, Man is the story of Peter Klaven (Rudd). Peter is the kind of guy who has always had a girlfriend, and as such, has neglected any male friendships he may have once had. When he and his fiancee (Rashida Jones) start planning their wedding, she realizes Peter doesn’t really have a best friend to be his best man. So Peter goes on a bit of a quest to find a best friend and in the process meets Syndney Fife (Segel) who is basically his opposite in the romance department. The two begin what can only be called a bromance built on a love of one particular Canadian prog-rock band who had a hit song named for a Mark Twain novel.
When you add Paul Rudd and Jason Segel together, plus throw in a little splash of Rashida Jones, I had faith that even if it turned out to be a not-so-hot script, the movie would be mildly entertaining. I was pleased to find I Love You, Man downright funny. So go see it. It’s worth the theatre price and would make a pretty good date movie.
Oh yeah, and especially go see this if you like the band, Rush.
Don’t go see I Love You, Man if you hate laughter. It’s a damn funny movie. I really hope my mom isn’t reading this, because she considers “damn” a swear word, despite the fact that she uses the “s-word” when the family pets get underfoot.
Anyway, I was very, very amused by I Love You, Man, as was the entire theater I saw the movie with. There was a consistent level of laughter that you don’t always see with movies that are considered “comedies.” I even heard some guffawing from the very heavy man sitting next to me. Maybe the guffaws were a result of his weight, but I think it was the high level of funny in the film. There’s just so many things to love. First, let’s talk about Rashida Jones. I already liked her, because of her work on The Office, but now I must say I love her a little with her adorable nose freckles and cute -T-shirts and cardigan outfits. The girl is funny and pretty and makes you understand why someone like Paul Rudd would propose to her.
This past month, I have slightly fallen for Paul Rudd, in a non-sexual, “Wow-that-guy-is-super-talented-and-really- charming-and-maybe-I’ll-just-brush-my-hair-today” kind of way. I’d always thought he was funny and liked other movies he’d been in. Two weeks ago I watched Role Models on Netflix, which Rudd co-starred in and co-wrote the screenplay for and it was freaking awesome and he was awesome in it. Then I go and see this movie. While watching it, I felt myself getting a middle school crush on him. He’s so charming and sweet and vulnerable, which is not usually my thing (my thing is Viggo Mortenson in Lord of the Rings), but after the movie, I found myself wondering if there are a line of Paul Rudd pillow cases out there. Not that I would actually put one on my bed, I’m a grown woman, but it would be fun to own. I would also consider purchasing a J.K. Simmons pillow case, cause he is one of my favorite actors and is superbly funny in the film as well.
It’s a great cast. Jason Segel is perfect as that guy who doesn’t want to grow up, and might make lots of mistakes, but you find him endearing anyway. Jon Favreau and Jamie Presley were hilarious as a couple. I really loved Sarah Burns as Hailey, the hopelessly single best friend. I read on IMDB that she started her career dressing up as Barney. I’m glad she got a chance to show how funny she is. Also I was excited to see Liz Cackowski (of “The Jeannie Tate Show“) on screen, even if for a brief amount of time.
LA Viewers: Go see it. You’ll laugh and think about purchasing Paul Rudd pillow cases.
Translation for non-LA viewers: Same goes for you.
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