I Love You, Man

I Love You Man
I Love You, Man (originally titled Let's Be Friends) is a 2009 American comedy film directed by John Hamburg and written by Hamburg, based on a script previously by Larry Levin.wikipedia
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Paul Rudd

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The film stars Paul Rudd as a friendless man looking for a best man for his upcoming wedding.
Rudd is known for his roles in the films Clueless (1995), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Wet Hot American Summer (2001), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Role Models (2008), I Love You, Man (2009), Dinner for Schmucks (2010), This Is 40 (2012), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), The Fundamentals of Caring (2016), Mute (2018), and Ideal Home (2018).

Rashida Jones

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However, his new best friend (Jason Segel) is straining his relationship with his bride (Rashida Jones).
Jones is also known for her roles in such films as I Love You, Man (2009), The Social Network (2010), Our Idiot Brother (2011), The Muppets (2011), Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012), which she co-wrote, and Tag (2018).

Jason Segel

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However, his new best friend (Jason Segel) is straining his relationship with his bride (Rashida Jones). Feeling rejected, Peter is about to give up, when during an open house at Lou Ferrigno's mansion which Peter is trying to sell, he meets Sydney Fife (Jason Segel), an investor who is attending the show simply to pick up divorced women and take advantage of the free food.
Segel has starred in several films, including Knocked Up (2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), I Love You, Man (2009), Despicable Me (2010), Bad Teacher (2011), Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011), The Muppets (2011), The Five-Year Engagement (2012), This Is 40 (2012), Sex Tape (2014) and The Discovery (2017).

Andy Samberg

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Peter turns to his gay younger brother, Robbie (Andy Samberg), for advice on dealing with men.
Samberg has starred in several films, including Hot Rod (2007), I Love You, Man (2009), That's My Boy (2012), Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016).

Jaime Pressly

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He makes a series of overtures toward various men, including Barry (Jon Favreau), the persistently hot-headed husband of Zooey's friend Denise (Jaime Pressly) who doesn't really like Peter all that much to begin with...a problem that only escalates when Peter inadvertently projectile-vomits on Barry after winning a beer-drinking contest.
She has also appeared in films such as Poison Ivy: The New Seduction (1997), Joe Dirt (2001), DOA: Dead or Alive (2006), and I Love You, Man (2009).

Lou Ferrigno

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Feeling rejected, Peter is about to give up, when during an open house at Lou Ferrigno's mansion which Peter is trying to sell, he meets Sydney Fife (Jason Segel), an investor who is attending the show simply to pick up divorced women and take advantage of the free food.
He has also appeared in European-produced fantasy-adventures such as Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules, and as himself in the sitcom The King of Queens and the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man.

Rob Huebel

Feeling encouraged, Peter finally stands up to his insufferable colleague, Tevin Downey (Rob Huebel), who had been badgering Peter for half the selling rights to the Ferrigno property (both to help him and to get in on the commission).
He played the role of 'Tevin' in the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man.

Time Machine Tour

Subsequently, both Rudd and Segel appeared in character as Peter and Sydney alongside the members of Rush in a short video played at the end of concerts during the band's 2010–11 Time Machine Tour.
Post-show video depicting the characters Peter Klaven and Sydney Fife (played respectively by Paul Rudd and Jason Segel) from the 2009 film I Love You, Man annoying the band members after the gig.

Rush (band)

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The two quickly become friends, especially bonding over their mutual adoration of the progressive rock band Rush.
Continuing to ride what film critic Manohla Dargis called a "pop cultural wave", the band appeared as themselves in the 2009 comedy film I Love You, Man, starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel.

Ivan Reitman

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In March 2008, Variety revealed that producer Ivan Reitman's Montecito Pictures officially began production on I Love You, Man during the week of March 31, 2008.
He next produced the comedy I Love You, Man (2009), starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel.

J. K. Simmons

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Instead, he assembles an array of random groomsmen that includes Robbie, father Oswald (J. K. Simmons), and Ferrigno.
He also appeared in I Love You, Man as the father of Paul Rudd's character.

Limelight (song)

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As the end credits begin to roll, we see the wedding reception, where Peter and Sydney join the hired band (played by OK Go) in a rendition of the Rush song "Limelight" pulling Zooey on stage to join them.

OK Go

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As the end credits begin to roll, we see the wedding reception, where Peter and Sydney join the hired band (played by OK Go) in a rendition of the Rush song "Limelight" pulling Zooey on stage to join them.
In 2009, the band appeared as the wedding band Tastes Like Chicken in DreamWorks' I Love You, Man starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel.

21st GLAAD Media Awards

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It was also nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for "Outstanding Film – Wide Release" during the 21st GLAAD Media Awards.

Thomas Lennon

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The film has been nominated for Best Kiss for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards for the smooch between Thomas Lennon's character Doug and Rudd's Peter, but lost to Twilight.
Lennon has also appeared in numerous films, including Bad Teacher, Memento, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and I Love You, Man, for which he and costar Paul Rudd were nominated for a 2009 MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss.

Bromance

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The Colorado Daily described the relationship between the male leads as a "watered-down false bromance", noting that the pace of their relationship seemed "rushed", and that Peter was looking out for his wife rather than his best friend.
Prominent examples of bromantic comedy include Judd Apatow's The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) and Knocked Up (2007), as well as Greg Mottola's Superbad (2007), which targeted non-sexual homosocial behavior and masculinity in inventive ways, David Dobkin's Wedding Crashers (2005), Zoolander, Funny People (2009), John Hamburg's I Love You Man (2009), Todd Phillips' The Hangover (2009), and Gordon's Horrible Bosses (2011).

Latch Key Kid

His song Good Times was used in the opening of the DreamWorks movie I Love You, Man, and was included in the Lakeshore Records soundtrack of the film.

Set You Free (The Black Keys song)

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The song appears in the film School of Rock (2003) and the soundtrack album, as well as in the film I Love You, Man.

Matt Costa

On October 7, 2007, Matt released the first single, "Mr. Pitiful," from his record Unfamiliar Faces. The song "Mr. Pitiful" was used during a scene with Paul Rudd in the movie I Love You, Man, the redband trailer for the film Youth in Revolt starring Michael Cera, and the movie Marmaduke.

Lawrence Sher

Larry Sher
Sher also has worked on 2007's Dan in Real Life starring Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche and the 2009 release I Love You, Man with Paul Rudd.

2009 MTV Movie Awards

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The film has been nominated for Best Kiss for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards for the smooch between Thomas Lennon's character Doug and Rudd's Peter, but lost to Twilight.

John Hamburg

I Love You, Man (originally titled Let's Be Friends) is a 2009 American comedy film directed by John Hamburg and written by Hamburg, based on a script previously by Larry Levin.
In 2009, Hamburg wrote and directed the hit comedy I Love You, Man.