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4 stars: Get him to the Greek that sounds easy, right?

  • Jul 7, 2010
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Everyone has dreams  some people dream of being a rock star and taking the world by storm, some people dream of being huge movie stars and  have fans scream there name as they walk down the carpet to the premiere of their  movie. However, for some they are just dreams and Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) is no exception you see Aaron is like most people he dreams big however, his dreams never can fully come to fruition due to his place on the totem pole of life. What Aaron wants more than anything else in the world is to be just like his rock star hero Aldous Snow(Russell Brand) he wants to live like Aldous, he wants to party like Aldous, he wants the women that Aldous can get. Essentially Aaron Green wants to be Aldous Snow and he may get his chance when he comes up with an idea for his record label to put on an anniversary concert for the rock star at the Greek theater. Hoping to meet his hero and at the same time revive the long dead rockers career bringing him back into favor with the public. Now all Aaron has to do is "Get him to the Greek.”

 

 

 

When Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segal’s smash hit comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" hit theaters the spring of 2008 I did not think much of it, I mean the film was short on laughs and heavy on sexual innuendos and raunchy jokes and it was just repetitive. The only thing that kept me from truly hating it is the crisp witty dialogue from Jason Segal, the romance between Peter(Jason Segal) and Rachel(Mila Kunis)  and the oddly serious and adult behavior of the film it caught me off-guard but that is the point of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall". It is the kind of dramedy that catches you off-guard and leaves you kind of dumbfounded in the end. it is not a great movie it is the kind of movie that you have to take at its own level slightly juvenile. Now almost two years later Nicholas Stoller returns to direct this un-official sequel to his and Jason Segal’s comedy hit. "Get him to the Greek" is the kind of movie that when it starts you sit there wondering how it is going to turn out; is it going to be funny or just plain and utterly stupid? On the other hand, is it going to be smart and outrageously funny? If you choose the second one then you are correct sir! "Get him to the Greek" is a flat out non-stop laugh machine  that does not quit cracking you up until  the very end  this film plot is funny, its premise  is funny, its set up is funny  hell the whole damn movie is funny I loved it!! I loved everything about the film it is not just one of the best comedies of the new decade it is one of the best comedies of the last ten years. It is the kind of comedy that you just want to see not because of what you heard but because you were laughing so hard at the previews of this film that it looks so stupid that, it actually might be good "Get him to the Greek" has its moments of completely and utter stupidity. Then it has its moments where it   just comes out from behind and sideswipes you with its witty humor and catchy one-liners (and there are some catchy one-liners). It  is actually quite  an engrossing film, engrossing in the way that it keeps you laughing throughout to keep your attention focused  on what is being laid out in front of you onscreen  that to me is  a sign of craftsmanship and also a sign of genius(and I use that word loosely when it comes to comedy). "Get him to the Greek" may not win many over and it will severely disappoint and offend many however, that is the point of the movie, if you are a fan of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and you have a taste for outrageous comedies than this film is the movie for you.  

 

 

 

 

 There are few comedies I like   the reasons for this is that most comedies rely on gross out humor, stupid scenarios, dull and un-funny one-liners, and outrageous amounts of sex jokes. "Get him to the Greek" is one of the few comedies that I like the others are "The Mask"(1994), "Liar Liar"(1997), "I, Love you Man"(2008) and “Intolerable Cruelty"(2003). Now "Get him to the Greek" has been added to the exclusive list of comedy what I liked most about this film is everything absolutely loved everything about this film. I loved the set up, the outrageous raunchy humor and the semi- prophetic end, "Get him to the Greek" is the kind of comedy that entertains despite its flaws and comes out an outrageously entertaining comedic farce.

 

 

Up until a few years ago, I had never heard of Jonah Hill I had heard things about him however, I never really knew of his work or him for that matter. Hill has become famous for working in a number of highly successful comedies namely "Super-bad"(2007) his breakout role, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall", "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian"(2009) and now "Get him to the Greek"(2010). Hill is a very highly skilled comedian Hill can make you laugh without trying he is what you call a phone-book comedian, it means that he can read from a phone book and make you laugh much like Paul Rudd who is another phone-book comedian, and the secret to Hill's comedic skill comes from his timing. He has amazing timing and always either delivers the joke to early or too late that is how he comes out funny   he purposely delivers the jokes that way. However  in "Get him to the Greek"  he delivers all his jokes and catchy one-liners with pin point accuracy  and lightning fast procession which makes it all the more  enjoyable to watch  in comedy the trick is not in the delivery of the joke but the timing, the timing is everything  in a comedy and this ones timing  perfect. Hill does not have to do allot of real acting it is almost all jokes and comedic farce   there are a few moments that come to mind where Hill really shows some dramatic depth however, it is all lumped into the end of the film nevertheless it still works and so does his performance. I never liked Russell Brand and the fact  is I still don't   he just comes off really annoying and here is no exception  his character Aldous Snow is the epitome of obnoxiousness   and it shows  throughout he whole movie in the stupid, reckless  and at sometimes completely baffling things he does and what coheres Aaron into doing. It is sad and at the same time, actually quite funny Brand’s sense of humor is more insulting and irritating than anything else. Nevertheless, you end up finding yourself laughing your ass off at all his jokes in spite of his obnoxious behavior throughout the film. Brand is a great comedian he is not a favorite of mine in “Get him to the Greek” he delivers a winning comedic performance in a comedy that works far better than it should. The rest of the cast including Colm Meany, Rose Byrne, Elizabeth Moss and a show stealing Sean Combs give amazing supporting performances in a film that plays better than it should and works out far better than you could ever expect.

 

 

"Get him to the Greek" may not impress everyone and it actually may offend many however you choose to view this film   is your own. In my opinion, this film represents how modern comedy is its rude, raunchy, crude at times disgusting and even most of the   time overtly offensive but that is the point! Comedy is not meant to be just slapstick funny it is at some points meant to offend you in ways that most of the time makes you laugh so hard you bust a gut. "Get him to the Greek"  is that movie, a movie that not only makes you laugh but also gives you a look at how sometimes our heroes, even rock stars, are not always what they are cracked up to be.

4 stars: crude, raunchy and rude

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July 10, 2010
Excellent review good sir, I still need to check this one out, can't believe I missed it.
January 23, 2011
Thank you very much and you should give this one a go it is truly one of the funniest films I have ever seen and one of the funniest films of the year.
 
July 08, 2010
I really liked "sarah Marshall" and I think this may just be for me. I skimmed through your review because I may check it out soon. Thanks!
July 08, 2010
I like d"Forgetting Sarah Marshall" as well it was a good romantic dramedy however, "Get him to the Greek" is flat out comedy the ending is the only serious part of the whole film but it is definitely worth the money to go see.
 
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review by . December 28, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Very similar to another movie that also had Jonah Hill called Funny People. Hill must help a reckless rock star reform himself like Seth Rogen needed to help Adam Sandler. While Funny People was great, this movie is too silly and Hill is a poor leading actor.     Hill works for record excecutive Sergio (Sean Combs or whatever he is calling himself these days) and has ideas on how to revitalize the company's label. That is to go find a once famous rock star and get him to perform …
review by . June 03, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Get him there already!
GET HIM TO THE GREEK Written and Directed by Nicolas Stoller   Starring Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elizabeth Moss and Sean Combs      In director, Nicolas Stoller’s first film, FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, North American audiences were formally introduced to Russell Brand, a British comedic sensation.  Brand played rocker, Aldous Snow, the man responsible for stealing the title character from leading man, Jason Segel.  You are supposed to hate this guy …
review by . July 13, 2010
Russell Brand's new comedy "Get Him to the Greek" serves up a promising story but ultimately fails to deliver. Bad Boy rocker (Brand), reprises his Aldous Snow character from "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and once again reunites with its director, Nicholas Stoller. The adventure is set in motion when Aldous' record label devises a plan to revive the slumping rocker's career by bringing him to LA from London for a 10th anniversary concert at the Greek Theater. The …
review by . September 25, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
      A lot of directors out there have a good eye for crafting comedy. Jody Hill, director of The Foot Fist Way and Observe and Report, has a unique way of teaching us a lesson about the ugly truths of society buried beneath dark comedy. Adam McKay, one of the most in-demand comedy directors, has a way of making broader, more widely-acceptable comedies that draw in huge audiences, mainly for his affiliation with comedy icon Will Ferrell. However, my favorite filmmaker indulging …
review by . July 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
This is a movie tailored for the college kids or the college kid in all of us. If you like to party, drink, smoke, whatever, then you'll probably appreciate this film. There were parts early on in the film that were pretty slow, to me, but then the comedy picked up and we laughed a lot.      The main character in this movie is Aldous Snow who was also a character in the Forgetting Sarah Marshall. In this movie, we see Aldous as a washed up rock star, alcoholic, drug addict....basically …
Quick Tip by . December 28, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Very similar to another movie that also had Jonah Hill called Funny People. Hill must help a reckless rock star reform himself like Seth Rogen needed to help Adam Sandler. While Funny People was great, this movie is too silly and Hill is a poor leading actor.
review by . July 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
   I enjoyed this movie. I honestly thought I was going to not be entertained because I dislike Russell Brandt and I also hate Pdiddy. Both of them were actually very good though and I absolutely love the guy from Superbad as well as the girl from Mad Men. Each had their great moments of the movie which was great. The movie trailer did seem to downplay how funny the movie really was which was a good thing, because it did not show all the hilarious moments, just enough to somewhat tease …
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
See review. Disappointing as Hell. Could have been soooo much better.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Funny, witty, rude, crude, raunchy and completely audacious "Get Him to the Greek" is an outrageous comedy that succeeds on every level.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
posted in Screen Gems
I really enjoyed this film! It blended humor and honest feelings together very well and I came out feeling as if I would be Aldous Snow's friend. No one needs to tell me that it is lonely at the top in a film; I have seen that story a thousand times. But, Get Him to the Greek showed me that it is possible to beat that by truly embracing who you are and what you stand for. Excellent message and some good comedy.
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Get Him to the Greek is a 2010 American comedy film written and directed by Nicholas Stoller and starring Jonah Hill and Russell Brand. The film was released on June 4, 2010. Get Him to the Greek is a spin-off sequel of Stoller's 2008 film Forgetting Sarah Marshall, reuniting director Stoller with stars Hill and Brand. Brand reprises his role as character Aldous Snow from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, while Hill plays an entirely new character. The film also starsElisabeth Moss, Rose Byrne, and Sean "Diddy" Combs.

Rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) releases a song about problems in Africa called "African Child." The song and music video are seen as horrible and called "the worst thing to happen to Africa since apartheid." The single seemingly ruins Snow's career, and as a result he starts drinking and doing drugs excessively once again. His girlfriend Jackie Q (Rose Byrne), with whom he had a son named Naples, also leaves him, taking custody of Naples.

Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) is a driven, idealistic young college graduate who works as an intern at Pinnacle Records. He lives with his girlfriend Daphne (Elisabeth Moss), a doctor in her internship, but they do not get to see each other often due to her heavy work schedule. Pinnacle Records has lost a lot of money, so the head of the company, Sergio Roma (Sean "Diddy" Combs), asks for ideas. Green proposes to have Snow play at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles for the ...
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 04, 2010
MPAA Rating: R

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