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A movie released June 04, 2010

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A "Silly" Rewriting of Funny People

  • Dec 28, 2010
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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 at The Greek Theater in LA. Sergio claims the idea for his own and sends Jonah off to London to bring him to New York for a Today show appearance and then on to the concert at The Greek.

Hill must tell his live-in girlfriend about his assignment (he and his girlfriend have zero chemistry between them) but she is already telling him that she is taking an assignment at a Seattle hospital and Jonah is moving with her. Jonah disagrees and she tells him she is breaking up.

Jonah heads off to London to get the star, whose career was derailed by his last album about Africa. He since had become a drug addict who constantly pines for his ex-girlfriend who has moved on to just about every male star. Jonah convinces him to come to New York with him but not after they get involved with partying and drug using. The movie just seems to get more goofy from there on. Later scenes involve the two taking some sort of drug that requires them to rub fur on a wall.

The two never seem to have the chemistry that Seth Rogen and Adam Sandler shared in Funny People. Rogen also kept a sense of dignity throughout the movie where Hill is goofy. The guy playing the Rock Star has no personality and is just a drug waste where Adam Sandler's character in Funny People had genuine internal struggles that the audience could sense.

As Rogen helped Sandler resolve his issues with his ex-girlfriend and straighten his life in Funny People, Hill somehow accomplishes the same thing with the Rock Star but the audience leaves the film shaking their head as to how this was accomplished.

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December 28, 2010
I liked "Funny People" also. I thought that one of Sandler's best. I dunno, this sounds intriguing but I think I'll save this one for HBO.
December 28, 2010
This film actually felt like a bad SNL parody of Funny People.
 
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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 . March 25, 2011
I never thought a film could make me feel like such a sell out.  Truth is, I had a hard enough time trying to sit through the film that started it all, but now with the sequel soon hitting theaters I am dumbfounded as to why I even thought Aldus Snow could redeem himself.  Get Him to the Greek feels like a cheap knock off in comparison to Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and yet with all of the "names" in the film I can't believe a story like this could even be made.  Don't …
review by . July 07, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
4 stars: crude, raunchy and rude
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 …
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.
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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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