If you still quote comedy I Love You, Man the way the Buzz team does, then you'll get a kick out of Funny or Die's new homage to the film. Jason Segel and Paul Rudd reprise their characters Sydney and Peter to go backstage at a Rush concert for Pete's birthday (complete with show beards). The nods to the film are aplenty, including a "totes magote" and, of course — slappin' da bass. Watch as they're awkwardly confronted in the band's green room!
There's nothing wrong with a little guy love between two guys, and 2009 brought on a new batch of bromances. Some of the pairings led to big laughs while other dudes teamed up to take on some of the year's biggest villains. Which dude buddies are your favorites?
Don't forget to vote on all of my Best of 2009 polls!
All of the new DVD releases hit stores (and Netflix) on Tuesdays. So each week in What to Netflix: New DVD Tuesday, I sort through the best of the batch and tell you what to add to your queue. In addition to the titles below you can now also find the first season of the 90210 reboot and the indie film starring Zooey Deschanel, Gigantic, on DVD.
I Love You, Man
Paul Rudd proves he can be more than just a funny sidekick in his leading role in I Love You, Man. Paul plays Peter, a sensitive guy who genuinely enjoys spending all of his time with his girlfriend. Upon realizing that his wedding party is lacking a best man, Peter sets off on a search for true guy love. He soon finds both fun and trouble in his new friendship with Sydney (Jason Segel).
I really loved exploring the sweeter side of the bromance genre with this movie and I can't wait to see it again. Extra DVD features include a gag reel, Jason Segel discussing whether or not to shave before a man-date, and a mash-up of the movie's bear-hug scenes. Aww.
Two more new DVD selections this week, so read more
Man-Shacks Are Men-Only Spaces in a Home so Dudes Can Be Dudes. The concept debuted in the film I Love You, Man and features such exquisite decor like leather furniture, a big screen television, Rush albums, and a wall of instruments. Sweet.
One of the big reveal moments in I Love You, Man is when Sydney (Jason Segel) shows Peter (Paul Rudd) his man shack. Decked out in leather furniture, a big screen television, Rush albums, and a wall of instruments, it truly is a dude paradise.
While our home doesn't have a man shack, I do sometimes wish there was a man room to accommodate my special someone's dudeness. You know what I mean, ladies — those nights when the music is cranked up to 11 (à la Spinal Tap) or a game of poker is on the agenda. I wouldn't mind the noise and the in-house betting so much if it was in another room (or wing, or house level, for that matter).
Do you have a "man shack" at your casa? Do you think it would improve home relations if you did? Or do you and your better half get along swimmingly while sharing space, no matter what the situation?
Photo courtesy of Paramount
Inspired: I Love You, Man's Sunshiney Bride and Bridesmaids This Spring, in the comedy I Love You, Man, we witnessed one of the happiest, liveliest colors a bridesmaid can wear. Appropriate for a garden, beach, or even indoor wedding (if the reception or party is outdoors), your bridesmaids will thank you. How can one stress on the big day when she's surrounded by chipper yellow best buds?
This Spring, in the comedy I Love You, Man, we witnessed one of the happiest, liveliest colors a bridesmaid can wear. The maids in the movie wore Nanette Lepore's "Still Free" shift dresses, FYI. Appropriate for a garden, beach, or even indoor wedding (if the reception or party is outdoors), your bridesmaids will thank you. How can one stress on the big day when she's surrounded by chipper yellow best buds? I'm also an advocate of non-bridesmaids bridesmaid dresses for the supporting cast — sourcing a mid-range designer for wear-again cocktail dresses is the way to go. It's thoroughly modern and, again, your bridesmaids will be thankful. What do you think — are you as smitten with this sunshiney bride and her bridesmaids as I am?
If you're feeling me on this one, take a look at my sunshiney bridesmaid picks, and read more
I Love You, Man Style: Zooey Rashida Jones plays Zooey in the film I Love You, Man. Her character is incredibly cute and endearing, but her wardrobe is what we noticed most. She has an effortless style that is easy to steal. In this particular scene she wears a vintage tee and a Marc Jacobs cardigan. Neither are available online, so shop the Delia's tee and Rag & Bone cardigan instead.