I Love You, Man
Engaged Peter (Rudd, impeccably awkward) finds himself in the distinctly un-Apatovian position of having no real male friends to represent him at the altar. He embarks on a series of “man dates,” including an encounter with Sydney (Segel), a Venice Beach bachelor with a home filled with guitars. The subject here is hetero male love (good enough for Howard Hawks), and there’s a freshness in seeing the topic run through today’s geeked-out codes: desperately “cool” nicknames; an obsession with the Canadian rock trio Rush. A gag reel and commentary by the director with his two stars is (yes) lovable.