Excerpt: Get Him to the Greek becomes insane. Aaron Greene (Jonah Hill) must get rocker Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) from London to Los Angeles for a 10-year anniversary concert. They become sidetracked in Las Vegas, where Snow’s father Johnathan (Colm Meaney) resides. Greene’s boss Sergio (Sean Combs) meets up with the traveling crew, who begin tripping on a drug cocktail known as a Jefferey.
Conclusion: Like most of the recent exports from Apatown, Get Him To The Greek — aka Russell Brand’s My Filmy Wilm — is patchy, but home-run hilarious from time to time. If only it didn’t detour into darkness so often, this could have been a genuine treat.
Summary: Catwoman , Wolverine , Elektra , Evan Almighty , The Scorpion King . Spin-off movies don’t exactly have a great record with most lacking a decent script and invariably looking like they were cobbled together in a big hurry. However, while Forgetting Sarah Marshall might also not have been the most obvious movie to inspire a spin-off, like Madagascar ’s Penguins (who’ve ended up with their own TV series), the producers have wisely chosen to focus on Marshall ’s...
Excerpt: "Get Him to the Greek" is at its outrageous best when poking fun at the music industry. The star of the show is perfect in his role, and along with a particularly funny cameo appearance, there are several uproariously 'laugh-out-loud' moments. The disappointing drawback is that a flimsy story means the film tends to lose direction, as it needlessly tries to be something more than a genuine comedy.
Excerpt: Det är Russell Brands allmänna leverne, snarare än att han skulle vara en briljant komiker, som fascinerar. Ska man vara krass gör faktumet att han är engelsman att han får extra mycket kredd (alla vet att grovt språk låter roligare på fisförnäm brittiska) och med sin glamrocklook, sitt forna drog- och sexmissbruk och sina skandaler är han som en relik från det sena åttiotalet.