I Love You Too

May 6, 2010 0 By Fans
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Plot

A commitment-phobe and a New Ager buddy-up to win over the women of their respective dreams.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 5.8/10 (823 voted)

Director:
Daina Reid

Stars: Brendan Cowell, Peter Dinklage, Yvonne Strahovski

Storyline
A commitment-phobe and a New Ager buddy-up to win over the women of their respective dreams.

Cast:

Brendan Cowell

Jim


Peter Dinklage

Charlie


Yvonne Strahovski

Alice


Peter Helliar

Blake


Megan Gale

Francesca Moretti


Bridie Carter

Marie


Travis McMahon

Owen


Katrina Milosevic

Rebecca


Steve Bisley

Bill


Madeleine Harding

Janine


Cindy Waddingham

Caitlin


Leon Bryant

I Love You Him


Angela Scundi

I Love You Her


Rachel Waters

Grossed Out Child


Heidi Valkenburg

Jenny

Taglines:
All that is standing between them is four little words



Details

Official Website:
Official site|

Release Date: 6 May 2010

Filming Locations: Brighton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Technical Specs

Runtime:

Australia:

Goofs:

Continuity:
Two of the candles on Jim's birthday cake go out mid-scene, but come back to life by the end.

Quotes:

Marie:
You know that he just broke up with Alice…

Blake:
I know, High five!

Marie:
[Angered]
Blake!



User Review

a labored and uneven romantic comedy

Rating: 5/10

I Love You Too is a labored and uneven romantic comedy that struggles
to find big laughs. The film was written by local comic Peter Helliar,
who conceived the idea some seven years ago and has been developing it
ever since. The film looks at a number of relationships and explores
the often rocky road to romance. The central character is Jim (Brendan
Cowell), an emotionally stunted thirty-year-old man who works at a
miniature railway and refuses to grow up. He lives in a bungalow at the
back of his family home. He is also unable to make a commitment to
Alice (Yvonne Strahovski), his girl friend of the past three years.
Disappointed that Jim is unable to articulate his feelings, Alice tries
to reassess their relationship. She even considers a job offer that
will take her home to England, hoping to force Jim into action. After a
drunken night on the town, Jim attempts to steal a car, with disastrous
results. But that is how he meets the diminutive Charlie (Peter
Dinklage), and an unusual friendship develops. A recent widower still
mourning his wife, Charlie himself is obsessed with Francesca (Megan
Gale), the supermodel who is the very epitome of the unobtainable
object of desire. Jim agrees to help Charlie get in touch with
Francesca if he will teach Jim the right words to say to Alice to win
her back. Another major subplot concerns the relationship between Jim's
pregnant sister Marie (Bridie Carter) and her beer swilling, oafish
husband Owen (Travis McMahon). Helliar's script is too long for what it
has to say, and there are several moments of unnecessary padding. There
are also a number of moments that fall horribly flat, and scenes that
go nowhere. Daina Reid hails from a background in television, having
directed episodes of TV series like City Homicide, etc, and her
handling of the material here is pedestrian. She seems unable to bring
much energy or life into the material. The performances of most of the
cast are generally fine, although, ironically, Helliar himself is one
of the more annoying elements of the film. Helliar plays Jim's best
mate Blake, an obnoxious and boorish bogan. His character is annoying
and grating, and doesn't really ring true. His grotesque manners and
clumsiness is reminiscent of Jason Siegel's character in the recent
bromance I Love You, Man, although he doesn't quite redeem himself in
the same way. Dinklage (from Death At A Funeral, etc) is the best thing
in it, with his dry, droll wit and self-deprecating humor. Strahovski,
who plays a CIA agent in the TV series Chuck, seen on Foxtel, is good
as Alice. Cowell seems a little uneasy with his role here, and is
uncomfortable in some scenes. Despite some good moments, I Love You Too
is another example of an Australian comedy that falls flat, and is let
down by the writing.