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"I love you, Tycho Brohe."
Sydney, during the wedding.

A 2009 comedy film directed by John Hamburg, the writer of Zoolander, as well as Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, and Little Fockers (but don't hold that against him). Peter has a good job, a nice house, and a beautiful girlfriend who has just become his fiancée (Rashida Jones). Things seem wonderful, until the fiancée's friends start to comment on Peter's apparent lack of male friends. Even his family can't seem to recall any. Soon, no one is sure who will be Peter's best man, or whether he will even have one. So he sets off on a quest to find a good male friend, by going on as many man-dates as he can. Hilarity Ensues.

Just about everything in the movie is played for laughs, especially the subtle (and not so subtle) homosexual undertones that come out of using RomCom tropes to tell a movie about two straight dudes. It may in fact merit being categorized as a Bromantic Comedy, perhaps the first full-fledged member of the genre.


This film includes examples of:

  Sydney: Fucking cock...in my...fucking shit!!"

  • Adorkable: Peter is a textbook example (though he's more socially awkward than nerdy), as pretty much anything he says in an attempt to be cool is a combo of hilarious, embarrassing and clumsy.

 Peter: I will see you there or I will see you on another time.

Sydney: (Beat) That was very confusing. I don't know if you're gonna come or not.

Peter: No, I'll be there. I'll be there.

Sydney: [laughing] Alright I'll see you then, buddy.

Peter: Alright. Laters on the menjay.

[Hangs up]

Peter: (beat) What did I just say?

  Peter (recording a message to Sydney): Hey Peter, it's Sydney Klaven. Uh no, that's not right. Sydney, it's Peter Klaven.

  • Running Gag: Peter's awkwardness around Sydney lasts quite a while, bordering on schoolboyish infatuation. The resulting gag is Peter's utter inability to think up a half decent, or even intelligible, nickname for Sydney.
  • Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: Played with as Sydney isn't trying to steal Peter from Zooey but is showing his love for Peter. If you listen closely Sydney arrives as the priest says "If anyone can show just cause why they should not marry."
  • Straight Gay: Robbie and, at first, the architect Peter "dates".
  • Terrible Interviewees Montage Peter's "man-date" montage is an example of an adaptation of the romantic comedy variation.
  • Title Drop
    • Parodied when their proclamations of (platonic) love escalate. Rapidly.

 Peter: I love you, dude.

Sydney: I love you, Bro Montana.

Peter: I love you, homes.

Sydney: I love you, Broseph Goebbels.

Peter: I love you, muchacho.

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