I Love You, Bro Montana

Posted: April 1, 2009 by kabenn03 in POP - pop culture
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How Bromantic...

How Bromantic...

Bromance. The word in itself epitomizes our obsession as a society to combine words such as bootylicious, sexting, ginormous, Brangelina, and so many more.

Once there was the hip, catchy name, there was no stopping bromances from spreading like wildfire. What started out as a faint whisper following male-on-male hugs, has become a cultural phenomenon, spreading to an MTV reality show, a holiday (Bromance Day just happens to be six months after Valentine’s Day) and a movie entitled I Love You, Man.

Like these two, Peter and Sydney were not shy about their feelings for each other

Like these two, Peter and Sydney were not shy about their feelings for each other

According to urbandictionary.com, a bromance “describes the complicated love and affection shared by two straight males.” While some men may be ashamed of their bromance, Paul Rudd and Jason Segel embrace their characters’ uber close relationship. From “slapping the base” to walking the dog, those two did everything together, including professing their undying love for each other.

This hilarious guy humor about a man’s search to find a best man for his wedding has something for everyone. Although I love comedies, I was also a big fan of the mushy gushy love lines they threw in there to make girls like me feel as though they were watching a chick flick. For our male counterparts; however, Paul Rudd alone is enough to convince them to get off the couch once in a while to take us on an actual date, and when you throw in Jason Segel, heck, they might even suggest it.

One thing that did bother me (mostly because I put way too much thought into movies) is that if Peter (Paul Rudd) needed a best man and has a brother, isn’t he usually supposed to be the automatic best man? It did say that they didn’t know each other very well, but I kind of consider that a birth right. The same thing goes for sisters. As a person cursed with two sisters, (just kidding, mom) we will probably work out some sort of rotation.

Anyway, go see I Love You, Man if not for the actors featured, the romantic lines or hilarious awkwardness, do it simply for the fact that within days people will be repeating lines such as “Totes migoats,” and “I love you Bro Montana,” and if you don’t watch it you will be seriously out of the loop.

–Kelsey Bennett

Comments
  1. Allie says:

    I went to see this with my boyfriend last week thinking that it would probably appeal more to him than to me. But I loved this movie! Although it was incredibly awkward in certain parts, I could not stop laughing the entire movie. I agree with you though, I did wonder why the brother wasn’t the best man? Either way, this movie was hilarious. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. And if you happen to think the concept of a bromance is gross, this will definitely change your mind!

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