After years of putting up with inappropriate jokes, cringeworthy comments and foot-in-mouth moments, pals Des (Damon Wayans), Rafe (Hayes MacArthur) and Kurt (Thomas Middleditch) desperately want to offload their friend Barry (Tyler Labine) onto any eligible, and unsuspecting, female.
However, Barry's obnoxiousness doesn't get him far with the ladies. After a string of failed relationship attempts, he finally runs into clumsy Brit Melanie Miller (Lucy Punch) and the pair hit it off straight away. However, Melanie gives Barry's inappropriate ways a run for their money with her own brand of toilet humour - and soon Des, Rafe and Kurt are regretting ever pushing their pal into a relationship.
Since gaining Academy recognition for Our Time is Up in 2006, Pearlstein's efforts have been confined to small TV comedy successes. His return to film builds on his exploits in the genre, and Someone Marry Barry is awash with great lines and performances. The juvenile japes bounce against clever writing, and with the director's pedigree adding a sheen of quality, this is a great comedy and enjoyable watch.