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    Mon, 22 Dec 2008 15:47:16

    Preview: I Love You, Man - We brave the cold to feel the man-love early on

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    It's rarely cold in Los Angeles, even in December. However, last Friday night was particularly frigid. It was so cold that press and studio employees outside Paramount's Sherry Lansing Theater were bundled up in an array of fashionable scarves, hats, gloves, and winter coats. The theater is nestled comfortably in the middle of the legendary lot, and it was just beckoning for the crowd to enter into its warm embrace. The reason for the gathering was a super-advance screening of Paul Rudd's forthcoming comedy, I Love You, Man, and it was more than worth braving the cold for. In fact, I Love You, Man is easily Paul Rudd's funniest movie yet.

    Past the antique popcorn machine outside, excitement was palpable in the theater. Lately, Paul Rudd's attachment to a film has meant pure comedic gold. This flick is no exception. The movie doesn't hit theaters until March 20th, but Paramount offered a very special preview just in time for the holidays. Rudd plays Peter Klaven, a real estate agent who has just proposed to his girlfriend Zooey (Rashida Jones). Peter's got one big problem: in addition to admittedly liking The Devil Wears Prada and trying to sell Lou Ferrigno's house, he can't find a best man for his wedding because he has no guy friends. So, his gay brother, Robbie, a hilarious Andy Samberg, attempts to help him find guy friends and go on man-dates. He comes across Jason Segel's Sydney Fife during a showing of Ferrigno's house and they form a bond over a mutual appreciation for the cuisine at real estate open houses and Rush.

    I Love You, Man is raucous, riotous, and raunchy—a true comic gem that showcases Rudd's gift for well-timed delivery, Andy Samberg's snarky sarcasm, and Jason Segel's calculated cool. It's perfect for any man-date and way better than The Devil Wears Prada.

    —Rick Florino

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