I Love You, Man Trailer Starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel

Well, I think the bromantic comedy is now officially a genre, and I Love You, Man is the movie that settles it. Written and directed by John Hamburg (Along Came Polly), the flick is about a metrosexual guy (Paul Rudd) who has a lot of girl friends, but no close guy friends. When it comes time to choose a best man for his upcoming wedding, he has to go out and do a little male bonding. The movie co-stars Jason Segel, Jon Favreau, Andy Samberg, Rashida Jones, and yes, even Lou Ferrigno.

The first trailer has just gone online and it looks alright, I suppose. It’s kind of hard to judge because this is one of those movies where the jokes that aren’t in the trailers are the ones that will make or break it. It was just announced yesterday that I Love You, Man will be premiering at SXSW in March. It hits theatres everywhere else on March 20th. Check out the trailer below and see what you think.

  • Bob The Slob

    um…NO…a bromance (as awful and annoying as that term is) takes years of hanging out, usually from an early age, to form.

    where did I get that definition? I made it up.

    This movie isnt about a Bromance…its about how bromance’s start.

    what the fuck am I talking about?

    I dont know.

  • Too gay for me. I don’t mind Andy Samberg and “Karen Filipelli” from The Office, but I think I’ll pass.

  • Neil M

    I like Andy Samberg, but I hope he’s not all “Andy Samberg” in this one.

  • Goon

    Baychuk’s avatar marks the full transformation i the Mike character from “Spaced”.

    Anyways, I only watched half the trailer. Its not a hilarious trailer or anything, but I got the right feeling from it, saw enough. I like these people, I’ll see it, and hopefully see it without knowing any more in advance than I do right now.

  • swarez

    I dug it. Funny stuff in there and awesome cast.

  • Was that Jim Carrey in the open house scene? God I hope that’s a cameo role, I don’t want to see him stoop to this level of low brow humour.

  • Neil M

    I don’t think that was Jim Carrey, but after watching this twice, it looks really generic and unfunny. I don’t know why I didn’t notice that the first time.

  • Baychuk’s avatar marks the full transformation i the Mike character from “Spaced”.
    Posted by Goon on December 17th, 2008

    Post me a clip so I know what you are talking about.

  • swarez

    “I don’t want to see him stoop to this level of low brow humour.”

    Yeah, that would be terrible.

  • Oh yeah, I don’t deny Carrey’s done some really low stuff in the past, but more recently he’s risen to a classier and more intelligent level and I’d hate to see him fall again.

  • Goon


    Spaced was a BBC show starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost now widely known for Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Simon Pegg is a regular guy, Frost is “Mike”, a territorial army obsessive who carries guns everywhere, always dresses in fatigues, and generally lives the military life everywhere he goes, to the point of ridiculousness.

    I only meant to tease though Tom, I was just having a mild go at a military avatar with camo holding a gun. First thing I thought of was “That is so Mike from Spaced”

  • Nicamber

    Umm. it must be great because it has Vampire Weekend and The Pixies playing throughout the trailer.

  • No worries Goon, I understand better now.

  • Bas

    This looks good, but then again I haven’t seen all the apatow-shit.

  • I love Samberg so much and will probably see this movie just for him.

    As for the trailer itself… Sigh… I understand the humor, I understand the brilliant acting these guys can muster, and I can understand the perspective from a guy… But I’m so tired of it. Maybe I’m just being a girl who wants to really connect to this whole Apatow-style “hip” comedy… Nah, it’s just getting old. Sorry, dudes.

  • Walter

    Rachel, not sure what you mean. This looks like a chick flick.

  • Well, maybe it’s just me but this trailer makes the movie look like a buddy film. Which there’s totally nothing wrong with.. just answering your comment, Walter. It’s centered around a guy who is searching out his fellow bro-men with the message focusing on men claiming manhood with establishing themselves within their male group and with the life step of marriage. It’s a great story to tell. I’m just tired of this particular style of comedy, that’s all.

  • Walter

    I hear you but what other type of comedy do you want? You want more Jim Carrey deciding to say “yes”? More Mike Myers as a Hindu? More Vince Vaughn Christmas movies with an absurd and unreal premise? More Adam Sandler with a remote control that controls people? Movies like this are exciting because it looks like real people, real situations and funny comedy. Keep making these hollywood.
    This movie looks great.