Bromance Blossoms Again with Summit's 'We Love You'
by Ethan Anderton
October 15, 2009
The term "bromance" has become a popular buzz word for male-buddy-driven comedies such as Humpday and I Love You, Man that have focused on the close-knit heterosexual relationships of two male friends. Honestly, I hate word fusion like this, including the trendy showbiz abbreviations that are common in the Hollywood trades (Rom-com? Are you too busy for two words?). THR has announced another "bromantic comedy" to toss into the mix with Summit Pictures' Alan Yang scripted comedy We Love You, the story of two close friends who discover they're dating the same woman and the hilarity that ensues after that.
Yang is no stranger to comedy having written several episodes of Comedy Central's "South Park" and NBC's "Parks & Rec," as well as a re-write for director David Dobkin's upcoming film Boss Go Home. Producer Jon Shestack (Air Force One, Dan in Real Life) will produce the project for Summit as they attempt to diversify their slate with films like Astro Boy and The Beaver. The concept itself is simple and seems a bit hokey, but depending on the comedic tone, and the cast, this might be something I could get into. Male camaraderie usually hits a large group of guys who just don't like to express their feelings. It's much easier to go see a movie, nod and smile at each other and just leave it at that. Anyway, we'll let you know how this develops.