Swanner: Ever since i saw the preview, I’ve been wanting to see I Love You, Man which is the new Paul Rudd movie. The preview was very funny about a man (Rudd) who has just become engaged and overhears his fiancé and her friends talking about how he has no male friends and that means no best man. So Judd’s journey is to find a best “male” friend to round out his almost perfect existence.
Judd: I have to admit i was taken back when i realized that this wasn’t a Judd Apatow production. I mean it had Paul Rudd in it and he must be under contract to Apatow, he even showed up in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the surf instructor. It turns out the director is the screenwriter of Meet The Fockers franchise John Hamburg.
Swanner: I didn’t realize it till the closing credits. It had all the same humor so i was pretty shocked…but pleasantly shocked. This gives me so much hope that comedies are well on their way back. It was also nice to see an “R” rated comedy.
Judd: The reason you didn’t know is that you don’t research your movies before the screenings. It shows a lack of professionalism but then again with you’re advanced age i guess it’s expected. I do like the adult oriented comedies as well. Why do you have to make a movie appropriate for a 13 that has to do with a late 30’s man finding male friends? You don’t so why does Hollywood insist on making that are PG-13?
Swanner: Box Office?
Judd: Of course they do it for the box office fatty, it was rhetorical. It’s like making a G rated Holocaust movie, it’s ridiculous but then Hollywood isn’t known for it’s smart choices. It was also nice to see Jason Segal (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) in another leading role. He’s not a great looking guy but he knows how to work the humor out of a the script and If you remember him in Forgetting Sarah Marshall then you’ll realize why the blue man in Watchmen was so familiar. Rudd’s fiancé (Rashida Jones) was fine in the role but basically forgettable. It might have been that Rudd and Jamie Pressly (her girl pal) dominate every scene they share.
Swanner: Pressly was really good. Her and her on-screen husband Jon Favreau are hysterical with their example of a bad marriage. I also loved seeing Jane Curtain and J.K. Simmon, they did a nice job as Rudd’s parents. Andy Samberg rounds out the cast as Rudd’s gay brother who gives him tips on how to find a man. I found myself laughing far into the next scenes and missing a lot of dialog so i will want to see it on DVD but you should really see it in the theatre cause there is really nothing like 500 people all laughing at the same time.
Judd: I’m glad you have such a good time with 500 rude people. People were talking all around me. It’s not that i’m a prude but do i really need to have a blow by blow announcement about every nuance the movie reveals. Give me my big screen flat panel and surround sound and talking Tina and her trailer park husband can share the obvious with the audience sitting around them.
Swanner: I’m certainly looking forward to seeing the movie again. The script is smart and funny with enough crude moments to validate my funny bone. There is a vomit scene that is right up there with the best. Rudd and Segel really have great chemistry together so I’d expect to see these two crossing paths again.