Monday, January 19, 2009

From the Apatow Clan, even less plot, still as many laughs

The weird thing is, a film like this might actually be less high concept than people make it out to be. Sure it has outrageous dialogue, but I can't help but think some of the films coming from this pool of actors, writers, and directors has a hint of dialogue-driven, character-focused verve. The movie seems to be about a guy trying to find a best man, which is a simple idea but in the end it's about unleashing an inner energy that seemingly only another man can get out. A mano love story. Is it trying to say something about the sexes? Possibly. But I think before people outright say this group of dudes is a bunch of sexist pervs, I think it's simply films that take a "male perspective" on things but the female characters in the films are always smarter and essentially better people and just as funny.

I Love You, Man comes out March 20th to cure any post-St. Patrick's Day blues, and has a huge cast including Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rashida Jones (from the American The Office, and apparently, 7 other TV shows), J.K. Simmons, Jaime Presley, etc.

Check it out on IMDb.

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