I Love You Too
This delightful aussie
comedy stars Peter Helliar, Brendan Cowell, Yvonne Strahovski, Peter
Dinklage and the gorgeous Megan Gale in this quirky comedy about love, a
and the inability of some men to say "I love you".
to the Hollywood and formulaic romantic comedies from the US, I Love you
Too is a breath of fresh air and Director Daina Reid does a great role
of taking a rather average script and turning it into something
The story revolves around two
thirty something friends, Jim
(Cowell) and Blake (Helliar) who are playing the never ending game of
"scoring" with women and as a wing-man, Jim is always shot down by the
various women they encounter. They also have an odd male bromance
However one day, cupid decides to
intervene and on a night out, he meets Alice (Strahovski) and before you
know, the two of them become more than just friends. Unfortunately
things are a little rough for Jim and whether it's his childlike
innocence or inability to function in the real-world, he has a few
The first problem is that he is still living in his childhood
house, second, he cannot tell Alice that he loves her and third, Alice
has decided to stay in Australia because of Jim but when he fails to
commit, the conflict begins and if Jim cannot tell Alice that he loves
her, she is going back to England for good.
With romance, drama and
a healthy amount of comedy, some almost in the gutter, I Love you Too is quite a treat to
watch not just because it's in our own backyard but because of the
actors. The star of I love you Too is definitely Helliar and although
his character is clichéd, over the top and down right obnoxious, there
is a charm in him as is the charm of Brendan Cowell as Jim, the
definitive "loser" friend or "straight man". Their friendship is straight
out of a Hollywood movie but somehow it works.
Strahovski on the other hand plays a wonderful
down to Earth Alice and spurned woman and Megan
Gale is definitely in for the titillation factor as opposed to a serious
character she is trying to be *not*, an Italian Supermodel Even so, it's easy to push these
inconsistencies aside and at the end of your viewing, you'll be left with
a smile on your face which is definitely the goal.
Great for a Saturday night in!