Sunday, March 29, 2009

I Love You, Man

Ummm, well, hmmmm, it IS funny. In a guy way. It is raunchy and silly and unlikely. But what makes this movie actually work is that the lead couple in the film- Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones- are actually a GOOD couple. You are rooting for them from the moment you meet them. Though the film is supposedly a bromance, but in many ways, it is a true romance in that this couple shows real respect and tolerance for one another. It isn't that there is no conflict, it is just that they really act like they love one another. The relationship between Paul Rudd and Jason Segel is pretty lame. In fact, it is ludicrous. But funny. And Segel's character is insecure and childish. But that works. Not well, but it works. Unfortunately, there were two 11 year old girls with their dad next to me- it was incredible that father did not have the good common sense to get up and LEAVE when the men were talking about masturbation. I was flabbergasted.