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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

  • Jan 22, 2011
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Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a rare breed of comedy. It's a romantic-ish comedy that will please women and not make men cringe in fear if their girlfriend or general significant other asks them to see it, plus they don't have to be afraid to ask to see it because it will please women too. It's signature Apatow and Co. It has raunchy sex comedy, but its also heartfelt and you feel genuinely sorry for our protagonist. I was uproariously laughing from start to finish, but Forgetting Sarah Marshall also has a great deal of heart and that's what made it so enjoyable.

This was Jason Segel's first starring role, and I've only been accustomed to seeing him play second string on How I Met Your Mother. To be honest, I was apprehensive to see how he would handle it, and he blew my expectations completely out of the water. I knew he was a great comedian but I didn't know he was that great. His character was also well-written, so we could laugh at his antics and feel sorry for him at the same time. Jason Segel gave a great comedic performance and I can't wait to see him in other movies.

He plays Peter, our protagonist, who gets dumped by his girlfriend Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell). To get over it, he takes a Hawaii vacation but he discovers that Sarah is also there, along with her new boyfriend (Russell Brand). Wacky adventures ensue and it mixes raunchy and romantic comedy quite well. Everybody involved in the movie is incredibly funny, except Kristen Bell, but she really wasn't supposed to be funny. But despite all the funny actors, the person who truly stole the show was Russell Brand.

I absolutely adore Russell Brand and I can't wait to see him play Arthur. His character of course spawned the more recent film Get Him to the Greek, which I have not yet seen. His character was so funny and spawned the "charaquel" for good reason. I could rant on and on about his character for paragraphs but I need to get on to the rest of the movie.

I've only seen one other film from Apatow and Co., and I can definitely see a formula to them. I haven't seen Knocked Up or the 40 Year-Old Virgin, but I want too. The formula of a Judd Apatow movie is that it has loads of raunchy sex-based humour, is always uproariously funny, and it always has some sort of heartfelt message that is never put on the backburner. I have absolutely nothing else to say about this movie, other than that it's great.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall is one of the funniest comedies I have ever seen and one of the best movies of 2008. Seeing this makes me want to see more Apatow movies. It's hilarious, it has heart, and it has a great comedic cast. I would recommend this to most people or for those who are looking to watch a good comedy on a rainy day. This movie really also makes me want to see Get Him to the Greek, and you can expect a review of that if I do. All in all, a good movie.

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review by . August 26, 2010
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Forgetting Sarah Marshall is one of those films you approach with low expectations. Despite an intriguing cast -- I've enjoyed both Kristen Bell and Jason Segel on TV -- it just didn't look much different from the constant flood of romantic comedies that threaten to overwhelm the cineplex with a tropical tsunami of blandness. Forget that. It's hilarious. And quirky. SO quirky. We can lay the credit for the film's quirkiness to Segel, who wrote the movie before starring in it. …
review by . July 13, 2010
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This was a very funny movie with a couple of gorgeous ladies for eye candy. Mila Kunis is very loveable as the laid back/crazy island chick that tries to help Peter get over his ex. The only problem is that its kind of hard to do when she shows up at the same resort with her "new" boyfriend, Aldous Snow. Speaking of Aldous, what a great character. Russel Brand is a hilarious comedian/actor and the new movie about Aldous is pretty damn funny too (Get Him To The Greek). After you watch this …
review by . August 26, 2010
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Still trying to forget
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a half and half sort of film. What's good is very good, and what's bad is pretty bad indeed. Here's what I liked:      Jason Segal as the guy who gets dumped. He was the picture of morose self pity and the story's beginning, and his performance grew more subtle as the plot progressed. Essentially, it's about a nice but shallow guy who learns from his pain to be a more self aware, emotionally connected man, and Segal demonstrated …
review by . September 15, 2009
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Each time a movie comes out by the guys of the Judd Apatow gang we're immediately bombarded by reminders that Apatow is behind such films as The 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up.  In 2008 there were two films in particular that came around.  In the late end of the year was Pineapple Express.  That's the one everyone saw.  In February 2008 however, Forgetting Sarah Marshall hit the theaters.  It wasn't directed by Apatow, he sat on board as a producer.  But of all the …
review by . July 12, 2010
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I rented this movie and was thinking it was going to be a brainless teenager movie but I was pleasantly surprised. All of the actors were excellent and the scenes were beautiful. Russell Brand is quite a quirky  kind of guy but hey Katy Perry is dating him he cant be all bad. He is pretty funny in this movie and so is the guy  who is off to forget about his ex girlfriend Sarah marshall. His puppet show at the end and the songs were really a plus and made this movie even better because …
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
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Russell Brand is the best thing about it. Something pathetic about grown men whining about getting dumped...
Quick Tip by . July 27, 2010
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One of the funniest films in the past decade. A good story with lots of humor.
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
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I really like this actor and the puppets he has are an absolutely great addition to the film
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
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Vampire musical is a must see in this movie. It comes towards the end, but well worth the wait.
Quick Tip by . July 10, 2010
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A insanely funny film following a Tv show musician and the days after his break up with a famous actress. A must se for comedy fans.
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Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a 2008 American romantic comedy film, directed by Nicholas Stoller and starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, and Russell Brand. The film, which was also written by Segel and produced by Judd Apatow, was released by Universal Studios.
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release Date: April 18, 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Jason Segel
Runtime: 1hr 52min
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