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Haiku Review: ‘I Love You, Man’

April 6, 2009

We brought you ‘Rachel Getting Married’ four months late; ‘The Reader’ three. Not a great record. But Lifting Fog is a paragon of self-improvement, our lag time now reduced to just TWO WEEKS as we bro it up with the latest Apatow-ish (but not Apatowian) offering, ‘I Love You, Man’. LET’S DO THIS.

i_love_you_man_posterHetero dude love
Mellow and real, no forced quirks
(Sorry, Seth Rogen)

When we go to the movies these days, we’re hard-wired to deliver one of two reviews: love it or hate it. “That was seriously, like, the best movie I have EVER seen!” you said after watching Slumdog Millionaire. “That was seriously, like, the biggest piece of sh*t I have EVER seen!” you said after Paul Blart: Mall Cop. While this binary rating system is occasionally valid (hi, Ain’t It Cool News!), enough movies exist in that “good, not great” or “well… satisfying” range to necessitate a less extreme response. Happy Gilmore. Dave. Meatballs. Forrest Gump. These are the movies you reach for on a sick day or watch on a bus – fun, harmless and easy enough to tune in to or out of at will. Eminently watchable; comfort cinema. What’s wrong with that?

Nothing, clearly. And I’m obviously trying to say that ‘I Love You, Man’ is exactly that kind of movie.