“We didn’t dream where we were from,” says
Kevin Smith of his childhood in Highlands, N.J. “Nobody had an example
to point to and say ‘Hey, someone came from Highland and did something
big.’ And no one from my family had done anything like that.”
Hetero-male love is in full bloom in Hollywood, and it seems that a huge amount of credit belongs to filmmakers Kevin Smith and Judd Apatow. They've presented a whole generation of pre- and post-metrosexual men who forsake the products and the preening for a more genuine expression of themselves and their comfort with each other, and 'I Love You, Man' is their latest movie to test these waters. Grade: C.