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This is a romantic comedy -- but one that deals with two guys.

entertainment Updated: Mar 13, 2010 01:14 IST

I Love You, Man Big Home Video/Paramount, Rs 499

Rating: **

This is a romantic comedy -- but one that deals with two guys. Before all you Brokeback Mountain fans start lining up at the nearest DVD store, let’s just say I Love You, Man, is the hilarious tale of a man-man platonic friendship that turns into a neurotic relationship worthy of Fatal Attraction — seen through a cannabis high. Paul Rudd plays the squeaky clean Peter Klaven without a family member in sight who is all set to marry a perfectly lovable girl. His fiancee insists that he’s incapable of having male friends — turning the audience’s gaydar high early on in the film. But our hero is as man as they come (so what if his brothe’s gay). He tries and fails (scarily), though, to get a buddy. That’s until he meets the highschool guy-trapped-in-an-adult’s body friend stranger Sydney, who’s the exact opposite of Peter. As the friendship grows, with the liberating scene of the two pals jamming in Sydney’s very-bachelor bachelor pad (and introducing the world to Peter’s attempts at sounding cool: “Slappin’ the bass, slappin’ the bass”), things go out of control.