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Get Him to the Greek (2010)

(R) 109 mins

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: StollerJason Segel (characters)

Stars: Jonah HillRussell 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.


About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

One response to “Get Him to the Greek (2010)

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