Movie Shout Out: “I Love You Man”
I originally wanted to make this a movie-centric blog, but seeing as I don’t live on the east or west coast that is probably not a realistic idea. I will, however, give movies I’ve seen a shout out, and I see a lot. To avoid going to movie rehab I came clean as an addict and told my husband I would start writing about them. This is my clever attempt to watch movies “for my job”. Last weekend my husband and I went to go see I love you man. I loved it. I must preface this posting by stating that I bring extreme personal prejudice to the table. Paul Rudd is from Kansas City. I am from Kansas City. Paul Rudd is the Crown Jewel of Kansas City, and criticizing him in any way is like committing blasphemy round these parts. I was shilling beer at a local brewery back when Paul got his big break in Clueless (1995). My manager at the time (James Westphal) had been a college friend of Paul’s, so the brewery was abuzz at Paul’s first big role. Years later when I saw the great comedy Anchorman I nearly choked on my popcorn when Paul Rudd’s character nonchalantly named one of his testicles “James Westphal”, a little inside joke for his old friend. Also, Paul is just such a damn nice guy. His family are some of the kindest people I have ever met. I truly believe Paul is one of the last decent guys left in hollywood. I have never read one bad thing about him, ever. So yes, I watch his movies with rose colored glasses, but I found this movie very enjoyable and funny. Jaime Pressly and Jon Favreau are hysterical as a bickering couple. They easily deserve a spin-off sequel.