On Saturday Nellie wanted to see I Love You, Man (imdb | rotten tomatoes) and I needed a laugh after a long day at work, so to the AMC at Yonge & Dundas we went. Nellie has an alarming affection for both Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, and I like them both (in a pretty different way though) and love Rashida Jones. Besides, it just looked funny in the trailers, and funny was what I wanted.
Happily, we both really liked it. It was kind of in the vein of Knocked Up, I guess, except that it never lapsed into relationship cliche. The relationship between Rudd and Jones didn’t feel Hollywood, it felt pretty real. Other characters, like Segel’s and the hilarious asshole played by Jon Favreau, were sillier, but always funny. Rudd actually played it pretty straight, except for one scene (from which this post takes its title) that had me almost crying and I’m pretty sure was just Paul Rudd being Paul Rudd. Lots of other laughs through the whole movie too.
Side note: Rush featured very prominently in this film (they were actually in it). We also saw the trailer for Adventureland (imdb) and a character in the trailer has a funny bit involving “Spirit Of The Radio”…is Rush the official band of 2009? Does Geddy Lee have incriminating video of one or more studio heads? Weird.