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Based on 34 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 40 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The movie goes soft in its final stages, but Rudd and Segel keep it real. "Sweet, sweet hangin'," says Peter of knowing Sydney. The same goes for the movie. show more

  • 100
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a hilarious comedy made even more successful because so much of the satire seems fresh. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    There are ribald jokes and gross-out episodes, but the movie works because everything hinges on the camaraderie and undeniable chemistry between Rudd and Segel. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    ILYM is the comedy that Rudd lovers have been waiting for since he first charmed us silly in "Clueless." It explores both the dweeby and heartthrobby sides of this guy whose crooked smile fails to mask his social anxiety. show more

  • 70
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The central love story, platonic though it may be, is entirely between the men. Their connection - and I’m determined to avoid the word “bromance” - saves this film from becoming just another Apatowian wanna-be. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    It's a rare comedy that actually grows funnier on reflection. It benefits enormously from the talents of the two stars. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Above all, just plain funny. It's funny with some dumb physical humor, yes, and some gross-out jokes apparently necessary to all buddy movies, but also funny in observations, dialogue, physical behavior and Sydney Fife's observations as a people-watcher. show more

  • 88

    This movie was absolutely hilarious, and proved that dating might be easy, but making friends is much harder. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    What works best is whatever's completely incidental to the story, such as the totes-magotes/slippy mcgippy jive talk. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Hilarious and socially astute. show more

  • June 06, 2011 cl00000000091790
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    so funny....

  • September 17, 2010 justinitalianmb
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    A very enjoyable comedy, yet it felt like there was something missing. It just wasn't as funny as the Judd Apatow comedies.

  • July 18, 2010 triplejloy
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    Rudd gives an outstanding performance. However after watching the dvd it seemed that Hamburg left some of the funniest moments out(deleted/extra scenes) Jason was good, but i believe there could of been another choice for his character. Ovrall I give it a 68 out of 100

  • September 04, 2009 sagmain19
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    IT WAS ONE OF THE FUNNIEST MOVIES IVE SEEN!!!! from his awkward comments and hilarious random phrases it will have you laughing hysterically!!!!!

  • July 30, 2009 mr rbi4u
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    Guys are allowed--and even welcome--to laugh at themselves during this movie. I didn't stop laughing for the whole two hours. Paul Rudd displays a range of acting that certainly surprised me. I mean, I know he is a good actor, but the many layers of complexity here are quite impressive. Can't wait until August 11 when the DVD comes out.

  • July 17, 2009 Mr Scanman
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    I Loved this movie something New and Different, showing guys just being guys....ok well Peter (main Character)is trying to be I highly advise this movie for anyone who wants a good laugh

  • June 09, 2009 moviedude
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    A very sweet, funny, and quite charming film. It may actually be better than the Judd Apatow comedies. What a great movie.

  • April 22, 2009 Seachick97
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    That was a very funny movie.

  • April 19, 2009 warp52000
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    I enjoyed the movie

  • April 17, 2009 RobbJ22
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    mucho funny, go see it


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