Summary: The comedy films of writer/producer/director Judd Apatow have somewhat dominated the last eight years or so. As well as being commercial hits, they have been lauded by critics for their sweet approach to comedy, blended with gross-out aspects and genuinely good scriptwriting. Apart from his best works - The 40-Year Old Virgin, Superbad, Knocked Up - his films can often be lazy, relying on quirky randomness to get through.
I sure did laugh, but this spin-off eventually wears a little thin, and sometimes gets kind of disturbing
28 March 2011
Summary: The now very famous but widely despised Russell Brand made his breakthrough in 2008's "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", in which he played Aldous Snow, the lead singer of the fictional rock band, Infant Sorrow. In this 2010 spin-off sequel, the comedian got to reprise his role from the previous film, but this time, it was one of the two lead roles.
Excerpt: Forgetting Sarah Marshall meets The Hangover. If you like extreme raunch and tons of weenie and jayjay jokes...I guess this ones for you. Think of The Doors meets South Park. No stone is left unturned here and the gagas are cliche and base. Like when Gloria made a spinoff of All In The Family...the Sarah Marshall castoffs are just that...castoffs. Sure, I had a couple of rare laffs but, overall, everything is predictable and no new ground covered here.
Summary: I kept hearing Get Him to the Greek, being compared to The Hangover, which I loved and thought extremely funny. Get Him to the Greek was at times more disturbing, pathetic, and gross than funny. I should have waited for it to come out on video. Normally you can hear people laugh around you, but I do not recall hearing anyone really laughing. My son, son-in-law and daughter also saw it.
Summary: For all its nods to Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I felt overall Jason Segal's deft, compassionate touch with the script was missed. However there were some, tears rolling down my face, hilarious scenes- "clench and sneeze" and "furry wall" were absolutely side splitting. I found Sean Combs turn as an aggressive "mind f*cking" music mogul, initially tired and stereotypical, but once he loosened up and let the crazy in, I enjoyed his latter scenes.
Summary: there were a few moments of very good humour, but a few too many moments of trying to make emotional statements about relationships. the hangover did not bother with those moments and just went for the laughs all the way. mark kermode on the bbc rates a comedy a success if he laughs out loud 5x or more. i really only laughed 3x i think.
Summary: It was a very funny movie and Russell Brand played himself very well and he made for a very liakable character. A few "OMG" moments and overall a good laugh but would wait until it hits DVD as it is not a fantastic movie
Summary: This is one of those movies where they just want to show you the rich
rockstar's life (pretty much parties, more parties and lots more parties). Some
scenes were hilarious, but not even close to The Hangover, Pineapple Express,
The Other Guys. I would give it a 6. Acting was great, but the storyline
Summary: Hmmm, this sounds familiar... a young up and comer in the music biz is charged with getting a famously drunken and drugged up rock star to a comeback concert and comic chaos ensues... Anyone recall Richard Benjamin's "My Favorite Year" (1982)? It starred Peter O'Toole as Alan Swann (a character based on Erol Flynn) a drunken matinee idol who is to appear on a live 1950's U.S. TV show.