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Apr 17, 2009

I LOVE YOU, MAN


Peter Klaven just got engaged to be married. Now planning the wedding, he realized that for most of his life, he's been friends mostly with women. And with the wedding coming soon, Peter needs to find a guy best friend so he'll have a best man.

That's the premise of the movie I Love You, Man. My second favorite film of 2009 (Slumdog's first). Anyway, just like the title, I love this movie. It's funny, touching and it's the male equivalent of a chick flick. Yeah it's kinda mushy when it comes to the scenes between Peter and his girlfriend Zooey, but you get alot of insights about being a man as well during scenes where Peter hangs out with Sidney (Jason Segel). I know it kinda sounds like a gay film, but it's not. It may be awkward if you're going to watch this movie with a guy because of the title, but it's kinda like Fight Club only it's not an action film... it's a comedy. And guy-on-guy kissing aside, it's really a macho film.

I really liked this movie, first of all because I kind of can relate to Peter's character wherein I'm closer to women than men. I'm not sporty, more like geeky in a way and I don't have a best friend. Well, that's voluntary. I mean I have a lot of close friends, but I don't want to brand just one person as a best friend. It's kind of unfair to the others who in one point or another shared a good/awesome memory with me. The point is, I see myself in some of the characters in the movie.

It's a very relatable movie because I know everyone goes through this at one point or another wherein a friendship affects the relationship between a guy and his girlfriend. It rings true to a lot of us. Doing some research on the film, I found out that this is from the writer of some of my favorite movies like Meet The Parents and Meet the Fockers. So it kind of is a quality movie.

And one more thing, it's not really boring. It's not a slapstick comedy type of film, and I'd say that this is the type of movie that not everyone will appreciate or like, but it's really funny. It's a guy film but it's not offensive to women. And it stars Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, two really likeable comedians. And then of course there's Rashida Jones and Jaime Pressly which are both eye candies.

I like movies that made me realize things. And this movie made me realize that just like Peter, I don't have that many guy friends. Maybe I need to start going on man-dates to find my BFF (Shet, that's so gay!!!).

Yeah... I love this movie.

Rating: 9/10

20 comments:

The Scud said...

this got good reviews from american critics. saan ka nakakuha ng copy? mapanood nga...

gillboard said...

the ever reliable youku.com... hehehe

Mokong™ said...

haha...natawa ko sa last part na makikipagdate ka na lang sa mga lalaki..
Mukhang maganda nga yung movie...review mo pa lang ayus na movie pa kaya...
May dvd na kaya nyan? Pirated? hehe
Have a nice day pareng gillboard...

gillboard said...

i think so... pero kung ok lang sayo yung may mga naglalakad sa sinehan na quality... hehehe...

wanderingcommuter said...

hahaha... dudeflick!

interesting....

Kosa said...

showing nga 'to dito...
pero di ko pa napapanood.
nakasabay kase nya yung isa sa gusto kong panoorin eh(pero diko pa npanood.. wlang time.) dragonballz..lols

gillboard said...

ewwik: yun ba term dun? now i know... hehehe

kosa: di naman daw maganda ang dragonball... mahanap nga pirated niyan...

yAnaH said...

mukhang interesting and cute movie ahihihihi...

^_edSie_^ said...

i got all the time nga ngayon, hindi naman ako makalabas..hmp.

i like the part where u said you need to go out on man-dates to find ur bff.. wehehe..good luck dude!

gillboard said...

yanah: i don't think cute should be a term to use for this movie... AWESOME!!! hehehe

edsie: antayin mo na lang sa dvd kung wala ka time... para kung magustuhan mo, pwede mo ulit ulitin...

Mac Callister said...

it hit big at the US box office so im sure this movie is great!gotta watch this lalot may review ka hehe

Mys Lyke Meeh said...

ehem....it's called boys flicks...lol!

Jinjiruks said...

nakita ko sa post ni kunejo ung i love you, man na yan. masarap nga siguro makahanap nang ganun noh. na parang sidekick mo pero napaka-thin ng borderline between friend/lover. hehe.

Dhon said...

saw the trailer! love it! dudeflick!

gillboard said...

mac: parang laki ng tiwala mo sakin ha... hehehe... sulit naman siya panuorin..

lyk meeh: sorry, di ko alam term dun... basta yun na yun.. hehe

gillboard said...

jin: im not really sure how kunejo interpreted the film... pero nothing romantic ever came between the 2 friends...

dhon: yeah... it's a good movie...

Badong said...

haven't watched the film yet pero feeling ko makak-relate din ako. mostly girls din kasi mga kaibigan ko but I have a guy best pal.

A-Z-E-L said...

thank's for sharing the movie... i'll have it downloaded para mapanood ko to see the "male equivalent of a chick flick"

reyjr said...

hahaha, might watch it. with my gf. lol.

gillboard said...

badong: good for you... gustuhin ko man magbrand ng kaibigan, di ko talaga magawa...

azel: sama mo na sa download mo yung Fight Club. Ultimate guy flick yun... hehehe

reyjr: yeah, you should... more than anything else, it's actually a love story...