I Love You, Man

Director: John Hamburg
Year Released: 2009
Rating: 0.5

Painfully unamusing rom-com dreck takes the basic formula of guy-needs-girl and changes it to guy-needs-guy - Paul Rudd's too-good-to-be-true engaged character already has a fiancée (a consistently bland Rachida Jones) but has managed to get through life without non-sexual male companionship and bonding (which is actually possible), so he goes in the quest of a "bro" (Jason Segal, ready and willing to scratch his balls at any time). It's one thing to give Rudd nothing to work with - his attempts at being awkward ("You got it, Joben") are just bad - but even his impressive supporting cast is left floundering: J.K. Simmons, Andy Samberg (as his gay brother), Jon Favreau, Thomas Lennon and Segal can't even improvise decent comedy (oh boy, poop jokes and vomit humor!). Sign of ultimate desperation: casting Lou Ferrigno as himself. And: no one cares about Rush.