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

A 2009 comedy film directed by John Hamburg, the writer of ''{{Zoolander}}'', as well as ''MeetTheParents'', ''MeetTheFockers'', and ''LittleFockers'' (but don't hold that against him). [[Creator/PaulRudd 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. [[HilarityEnsues 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 [[RomanticComedy RomCom]] tropes to tell a movie about two straight dudes. It may in fact merit being categorized as a [[BromanticComedy bromantic comedy]], perhaps the first full-fledged member of the genre.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Peter's dad lives this trope.
* {{Angrish}}: Sydney's reaction to being hit in the leg with a golf ball.
--> '''Sydney''': Fucking cock...in my...fucking shit!!"
* {{Adorkable}}: Peter is a good example but he's more socially awkward than nerdy. Almost ''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?
* AsHimself: [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk Lou Ferrigno]], as Peter's big real estate account. He's only on-screen for a little while, but the movie gets a lot of millage out of Ferrigno's [[SelfDeprecation former role]].
* BullyingADragon: Don't say "Fuck you" to Lou Ferrigno.
* CampGay: Subverted with Peter's openly gay brother Robbie. Played straight with one of the candidates Peter courts.
* CaptainObvious: Syndey's line.
--> '''Sydney:''' [[ItMakesSenseInContext HULK HAS ME IN THE SLEEPERHOLD AND I DON'T THINK I COULD TAKE IT!!]]
* ClusterFBomb: See "Angrish" above.
* FallingInLoveMontage
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Slightly subverted when Peter admits he'd like it if Zooey gave him more oral sex. Also subverted with Denise and Barry.
* HomoeroticSubtext: Largely the point of the whole movie. See this article's intro.
** And Peter's father and Hank Mardukas.
* IAmNotSpock: Lou Ferrigno gets a bit annoyed with being called the Hulk.
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: Peter.
* {{Improv}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0le3GWyW-k Several of Peter's lines were improvised]] by Creator/PaulRudd, which was most likely to [[EnforcedMethodActing to add to the clumsiness of what he says.]]
* JerkAss: Tevin. And Barry. Good ''god'' Barry.
* KarmaHoudini: Barry never gets any sort of comeuppance for his JerkAss behavior. Not just because of his attitude towards Peter, but even the way he treats Denise. And, well, ''everybody''.
** That's not entirely true. He does get puked on, twice. I'd say projectile beer vomit to the face is fairly decent karma.
* LoonyFriendsImproveYourPersonality
* ManHug
* [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Manic Pixie Dream Guy]]
* MistakenForGay: Peter at several points, particularly by Doug.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: An inverted, positive version of this. Whenever Peter's father is in a conversation about friends, he'll add "..and Hank Mardukas" (his own best friend).
* OhCrap: Peter's reaction to seeing [[spoiler:the billboards that Sydney paid for.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: Peter to Tevin: [[spoiler:"Stay the FUCK away from my listing!"]] Also, the self-deprecating [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "...fuck"]] after leaving Sydney an incredibly awkward message.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Peter's groomsmen include his father, gay brother, the man dates...and Lou Ferrigano
* RomanticComedy: Averted, but just barely. Between the date montages, awkward phone message (including message rehearsal), and worrying about the "rules" of man-dating, a lot of the movie's humor comes from playing with RomCom tropes we all know, just transplanted to an unusual context.
--> '''Peter''' (recording a message to Sydney): Hey Peter, it's Sydney Klaven. Uh no, that's not right. Sydney, it's Peter Klaven.
* RunningGag: 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.
* SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace: 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."
* StraightGay: Robbie and, at first, the architect Peter "dates".
* TerribleIntervieweesMontage Peter's "man-date" montage is an example of an adaptation of the romantic comedy variation.
* TheUnfairSex: A mild instance - early in the film, Pete finds out that Zooey has told all her girlfriend about an intimate night they had in a hottub and he is clearly annoyed by it. Later, when he admits he has told Sydney she doesn't like performing oral sex on him, she instantly yells "Ew, that's private!" and says that her telling her own friends is "so totally different." However, she does make the point that while they are very close, Pete has only known Sydney for a short time while she has known her friends for ages, and she is just as quick to admit that Pete is right when he calls her out on the hypocrisy, so it's not as bad as most cases of this trope.
* TitleDrop
** 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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