I Love You, Man

I got this problem. There’s this guy I want to be better friends with. We’ve been out with other people for drinks, talked at professional events and had a few laughs. But when I ask him out on a man-date (strictly defined: lunch or drinks after work) he’s always busy. Should I take a hint or try some other approach?

If you recognize the awkwardness of this question, you will appreciate the cringe-inducing theme of I Love You, Man, the new bromance featuring two veterans of warm-hearted gross-out lad flicks (Knocked Up and Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. Rudd plays Peter Klaven, who is the professional woman’s dream—he’s handsome, thoughtful, sensitive and ambitious, but not obsessed with work. He even makes root beer floats for his fiancée, Zooey (Rashida Jones), and her friends on girls’ night. But then he hears them dishing: Why doesn’t he have guy friends? Isn’t that a formula for a disastrously clingy husband?


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