Movies.ie Loves You, Man and in honour of Paul Rudd’s latest comedy, we take a look at some of the best bromantic comedies to get you in the mood.
Marking the directorial debut of Adam McKay, former head writer for Saturday Night Live, Anchorman is the ultimate frat pack movie. Set during the 70s, the film stars Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, San Diego’s top-rated news anchorman. While Burgundy is outwardly willing to adjust to the idea of females in the workplace — even outside of secretarial positions — he certainly doesn’t want his own job challenged. Keeping that in mind, it’s no wonder that the arrival of Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), an aspiring newswoman, is, in Ron’s eyes, not the studio’s most welcome addition. After Veronica pays her dues covering so-called female-oriented fluff pieces (think cat fashion shows and cooking segments), the ambitious Veronica sets her eyes on the news desk; more specifically, on Ron’s seat behind it. Not unpredictably, Ron doesn’t take the threat lightly, and it isn’t long before the rival newscasters are engaged in a very personal battle of the sexes.
FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL
Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) may be just another struggling musician, but for the past six years he’s been dating Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), one of the hottest stars on television. Sarah is everything in the world to Peter, so when she kindly but firmly tells him that they should each go their separate ways, he is absolutely devastated. Later, after attempting to salvage his ego by awkwardly attempting to become a womanizer and nearly losing his job because of a nervous breakdown, an emotionally fragile Peter attempts to put the past behind him by escaping to the sun-soaked beaches of Oahu. While at first it seems as if Peter has discovered the perfect prescription for a bad case of lost love, his plan soon turns to dust when Sarah and her new rock-star boyfriend, Aldous (Russell Brand), turn up at the exact same resort.
Twenty-four-year-old entertainment journalist Allison Scott (Katherine Heigl) is on the fast track to the big time, but an alcohol-fueled hookup with responsibility-shirking slacker Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) finds her professional priorities taking a back seat to having a baby. Now, as overgrown kid Ben attempts to assume the responsibilities of fatherhood, he makes the brave decision to stand by Alison. In order to make things work between the pair, however, there’s going to have to be some compromise, and when Allison and Ben decide to take a shot at love, they quickly find that building a relationship from scratch isn’t nearly as easy as making a baby.
Two guys find out the hard way that sneaking into the wrong party can cause serious problems in this bromance comedy. Jeremy Klein (Vince Vaughn) and John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) are a pair of longtime friends who work for a law firm, helping contentious couples mediate their divorces. Their job has given them a cynical attitude about marriage, and as a hobby each weekend the two make a point of crashing weddings reception, where they load up on free food and booze and try their luck at seducing the bridesmaids…
I Love You, Man is in Irish cinemas from Friday, April 17th.