Excerpt: "Jonah Hill and Russell Brand reunite with the director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall in this outrageous comedy about Aaron Green (Hill), an aspiring music executive, who has 72 hours to deliver the wild rock legend, Aldous Snow (Brand), from London to Los Angeles for a comeback concert. In order to keep his job, Aaron must navigate a minefield of mayhem and debauchery to get Snow to the world famous Greek Theatre on time! From the producer of Knocked Up and Superbad.
Excerpt: The music industry is on the skids and Junior A&R executive Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) has an idea that can help the record label survive by getting his favorite musician, rocker Aldous Snow (Russell Brand), to play a comeback show at L.A.'s Greek Theater. His boss Sergio (Sean Combs) agrees and sends Aaron to England to retrieve Snow with three days to get him to Los Angeles for the important gig.
Conclusion: Who knew P. Diddy could act? One of the many hilarious revelations from Nicholas Stroller's riotous comedy about rocking out and living it up. I liked 'Get Him to the Greek' a lot more than I thought I would. It reminds me of ' The Hangover ' only, dare I say it, funnier. It's got the perfect balance of over-the-top humor, and sweet, honest life reflection.
Excerpt: Back in 1982, there was a film called My Favorite Year , about a young NBC worker whose job is to make sure his filmic hero is sober enough to appear on a variety show. Now in 2010 we have a movie called Get Him to the Greek about a young music worker whose job is to make sure his rocker hero is “sober” enough to appear at a comeback concert in Los Angeles. Not only are the films rather similar in plot, but in tone as well.
Excerpt: 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall fit snugly into the niche Judd Apatow had built at the time, a story about a pudgy and flawed everyman who learned to overcome his selfish impulses and pick the right girl. It was raunchy and outrageous while reconfirming the importance of love and long-term relationships, and it managed to encourage ordinary people like Jason Segel's character Peter to pursue their dreams even while introducing us to the egomaniacal, undoubtedly talented...
Excerpt: As Aldous Snow, the breakout character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall , Russell Brand was a glorious amalgam of rock-star stereotypes: A creature of colossal excess despite his loose attachments to Eastern philosophy and vague “causes,” a thinker as vapid and pretentious as Sting or Bono on their worst days, and a tornado that rips through hotel rooms and other people’s relationships.