Get Him to the Greek (2010)
Written by: Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel
Directed by: Nicholas Stoller
Synopsis: A determined young record company executive attempts to transport an unpredictable rock star to L.A.’s Greek Theatre in time for his highly anticipated comeback performance in this spin-off of the comedy hit Forgetting Sarah Marshall. As the countdown to the concert begins, the intern must navigate a minefield of London drug smuggles, New York City brawls and Vegas lap dances to deliver the rock star on time.
Cast: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, Rose Byrne, Elisabeth Moss.
Rated: R for strong sexual content and drug use throughout, and pervasive language.
Thoughts: This movie was flat-out hilarious. After seeing so many commercials for it, I was a little hesitant and worried that they’d showed all the funny parts in the previews but they didn’t. I promise. This movie is just 109 minutes of pure fun and crude humor, but I mean, what else could you expect from the Apatow crew? The humor treads into the familiar gross-out jokes but there are also plenty of clever jokes, as well. There were a few scenes in the movie that seemed a bit long and I felt my mind wandering but then they’d come right back and I’d be laughing out loud again. I must say, P. Diddy actually stole the show on this one, for everyone out there like me who wasn’t sure why he was put into the movie. There were times when I was thinking to myself, “P. Diddy should be in this scene right now.” Before going to see this movie, think to yourself: Do you like Apatow’s movies? Do you like comedy? Do you like Russell Brand or Jonah Hill? If you answered no to any of these questions, go see another movie. But if you’re a fan of Apatow and do not get offended easily, I would recommend seeing this film.