18 March 2009

I Love You, Man

Directed by: John Hamburg
Written by: John Hamburg & Larry Levin
Full credits from IMDb

Grade: 1/5

Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd), a high-end real estate agent — they must have started filming before the collapse of the housing market? — dreams of taking the commission from the sale of the Lou Ferrigno Estate and buying an empty lot in a questionable neighborhood so he can build retail and residential units; that is, he dreams of being a gentrifier and an over-developer. He and his fiancĂ©e each have a car; his is an SUV. In his spare time, he golfs. (And fences — like, with an epee.) He’s like a less-developed version of Annette Bening in American Beauty, except director Hamburg (Along Came Polly) plays him as the to-be-sympathized-with hero, even though he’s an irritating schmuck.

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