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Let's Hug It Out, Brother

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 15, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 15, 2009 |

Despite the — at least temporary — waning success of Apatow and his brand of “bromantic” comedy, studios aren’t giving up on the heterosexual man-love picture. And while I like the better man-love pictures, I don’t really understand its homosocial basis in reality (see, I Love You, Man, which I all kinds of hated). Guy friends are great and all, but come on: If all else is equal, I’ll take the ho over the bro. The bro is gonna give me shit over my fantasy football team, and the ho: She’s gonna raise my child.

Anyway, Summit Entertainment has signed up the next man-crush feature: We Love You. The story revolves around two close friends who discover they’re dating the same woman and the comedic and relationship consequences that ensue when they try to disentangle the situation. Let me guess: In the end, they ditch both ditch the woman and live happily ever after. With a bong in front of a video game console. On a couch covered in pubic hair.

That’s bromance!

Alan Yang is responsible for the script — he’s written “South Park” and “Parks and Recreation” episodes, and penned the script for an interracial adoption comedy called White Dad.

Interesting sidenote: Check the Wikipedia page on Bromance, and you’ll learn that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were a pioneering bromantic couple and Bill Clinton and Al Gore’s relationship was a precursor to the bromantic relationship.

It’s on Wikipedia. So it must be the truth.

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