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.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
bromance sounds gay, what about brofi or brorror?
yojoe on Oct 15, 2009
i was really disappointed by " i love you, man" and this new movie sounds worse.
beavis on Oct 15, 2009
I really liked I Love You, Man soooooooo I'm looking forward to see what this turns out like
-Peter- on Oct 15, 2009
The word "bromance" annoys me too, but its a cromulent enough word. I propose instead of splicing old words we invent new words. It will probably be easier to do than inventing new genres (instead of splicing old genres).
Prestron on Oct 15, 2009
"the hilarity that ensues after that"? There's never any hilarity after a situation like that. Only in Hollywood man
Dan W on Oct 15, 2009
i love you, man was simply a chick flick for guys (a movie about a woman searching for brides maids would be a total chick flick)
Silver on Oct 15, 2009
you got a problem with rom-com then take it up with billington... he always says "this looks like the standard popcorn rom-com" i hate the term too ethan
joseph jettleburg on Oct 17, 2009
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