Plot Summary: A record company intern is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow to a concert at L.A.’s Greek Theater.
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Writers: Stoller, Jason Segel (characters)
Stars: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand and Elisabeth Moss
Serious Jest: (Must Own) I remember watching this in the theater, laughing uncontrollably, and walking out of there so glad that the theater let me spend the money to laugh that hard. I wonder how much of this movie was scripted, because I kind of feel like it is almost impossible to write so many good lines, scenes, and even special effects with such incredible timing. After a while, I couldn’t even laugh anymore, and I just sat there with an open-mouthed smile, trying to breathe through my nose. I was laughing out loud throughout the whole time I watched it again on HBO. I loved the Snow character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Get Him to the Greek is more of a spinoff than a sequel; you don’t need to watch Forgetting Sarah Marshall first, although you really should get around to it, sometime, too), and pairing him opposite Hill was a genius move! The cast (leads, supporting actors, and even the many cameos by A-list celebs) was solid all throughout, especially Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs and Nick Kroll. I actually like Diddy as an actor; I thought he was great in Made, but he was brilliant in this film; he was really willing to get silly, and I respect that. Sometimes I laugh before Kroll even says anything.
On a side note, Judd Apatow was a producer on this film. I will pretty much watch anything that guy is involved with.