Friday, June 18, 2010

Get Him To The Greek

Directed by Nichollas Stoller
Starring: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elizabeth Moss, Sean "P.Diddy" Combs
Release Date: June 4, 2010

"I'm a motorist!"-Aldous Snow (Russell Brand)

In 2008, Jason Segel wrote Forgetting Sarah Marshall, where his character found out his girlfriend cheated on him with famous rock and roller, Aldous Snow ( Russell Brand). Now, Nicholas Stoller brings Snow his own spin-off in Get Him to the Greek, where Snow has forgone his sober life style and gone back to hard partying/drinking/heavy drug use/sexual depravity. After his latest album, "African Child", becomes the biggest bomb in years, Snow is in dispair and has recluded back to hard partying in London. Aaron (Jonah Hill) is a young intern at an LA record company who is also in need of a hit, so CEO Sergio (Sean Combs) sends him off to London to collect Snow to perform at the Greek Theater in three days time for the rocker to recapture his glory and the record company to get good publicity.

First off, Jonah Hill was a suppporting character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and plays a completely different character in Get Him to The Greek: where is the explination? Was that his cousin in Hawaii? Second, for anyone curious, I found the story in Get... to be good, but not as fulfilling or complete as Forgetting Sarah Marshall; there's a story, but it appears there may be some missing subplots found when he movie get to Blu Ray. Still, it's a hilarious comedy with some killer performances from Brand and Combs; Elizabeth Moss is good, but she's mostly to serve as the faithful girlfriend waiting back in LA which is too lacking for an actress of Moss' talents. Jonah Hill starts off very irritating but does get better.
A hilarious road movie with some great tunes.

Rating: * * * * of 5

Click here to buy Get Him to the Greek (Single-Disc Edition) Get Him to the Greek (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) Get Him to the Greek (2-Disc Unrated Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]

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