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"[Film] Forgetting Sarah Marshall"

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Sat 23/08/08 at 19:49
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Film Review - Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Ok sports fans, review no. 2.

So you have hit big time success with comedies 40 year old virgin and knocked up, what is next for writer, producer and director Judd Apatow?

Forgetting Sarah marshall is a smart romantic comedy, yes you read that right, a SMART romantic comedy that has more of an underline on the comedy rather than the romance which is an equation i can get involved with!

Peter Bretter, (Jason Segal - How i met you mother) is you average lovable guy that is dating a stunning actress from a hit tv series, the premise of the film is that after 5 years of relationship Peter is dumped for another man. Peter is devastated. Miserably depressed, having to stare at his ex's face day in day out as he scores the show she works on, he seeks solace in tawdry one-night stands resulting in some awkard and equally helarious moments! After some advice from his (underused) step-brother Pete decides to take a vacation from it all and visits Hawaii in an attempt to get over the dissastrous breakup, but guess who's already there with her new boyfriend....

Ok so it is a complete cliche of a storyline that you come to expect from romantic comedies, but bare with me!!!

Sarah's new boyfriend turns out to be Rocker Aldous Snow by by the helarious but terrible actor Russell Brand, Brand is the cool new boyfriend that you just can't hate as he bounces from one scene to the next providing comedy moments and situations even if some of it is his acting. Ok maybe i am unfair to be criticising his acting since the guy is playing his usually dry witty self and to be fair does not do a horrible job at it and provides smiles throughout the film.

Peter meets new love interest Rachel Jansen (Mila Kunis - That 70s show) and the film shows some heart as she brings out the quiet confidence he so obviously has in spades (altho still unsure about the whole puppet dracula thing lol). I could be biased, i love this chick and have done since that 70s show days but she does well as "the girl next door" and quickly becomes an ideal holiday romance for any guy!

Ok so now you know the premise what do i think?

The film is an above average comedy in its own right, from awkward moments (Peter being told to keep the hysterical crying down in his room due to complaints) to the many funny cameos (paul Rudd and Jonah Hill making the most contribution) it will keep you easily entertained and smiling throughout. The script is well written and excellently performed by most parties, the fact you almost care about the characters at the end of the film is a great credit to this. The pace of the film keeps it ticking over from joke to joke nicely and nobody tries to steal the spotlight.

I would definately recommend this film. It works so well as a date movie also, she can enjoy the romance while you sit back and enjoy Russell Brand simulating sex with a chess piece!

8 / 10
Sat 23/08/08 at 22:46
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"THFC"
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I watched this film a week or so ago, and i really enjoyed it, i did think the first half was better than the second but a good/easy film to just sit back and watch that will make you laugh

Another good review Nugento, well done.
Sat 23/08/08 at 19:49
Regular
Posts: 5
Film Review - Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Ok sports fans, review no. 2.

So you have hit big time success with comedies 40 year old virgin and knocked up, what is next for writer, producer and director Judd Apatow?

Forgetting Sarah marshall is a smart romantic comedy, yes you read that right, a SMART romantic comedy that has more of an underline on the comedy rather than the romance which is an equation i can get involved with!

Peter Bretter, (Jason Segal - How i met you mother) is you average lovable guy that is dating a stunning actress from a hit tv series, the premise of the film is that after 5 years of relationship Peter is dumped for another man. Peter is devastated. Miserably depressed, having to stare at his ex's face day in day out as he scores the show she works on, he seeks solace in tawdry one-night stands resulting in some awkard and equally helarious moments! After some advice from his (underused) step-brother Pete decides to take a vacation from it all and visits Hawaii in an attempt to get over the dissastrous breakup, but guess who's already there with her new boyfriend....

Ok so it is a complete cliche of a storyline that you come to expect from romantic comedies, but bare with me!!!

Sarah's new boyfriend turns out to be Rocker Aldous Snow by by the helarious but terrible actor Russell Brand, Brand is the cool new boyfriend that you just can't hate as he bounces from one scene to the next providing comedy moments and situations even if some of it is his acting. Ok maybe i am unfair to be criticising his acting since the guy is playing his usually dry witty self and to be fair does not do a horrible job at it and provides smiles throughout the film.

Peter meets new love interest Rachel Jansen (Mila Kunis - That 70s show) and the film shows some heart as she brings out the quiet confidence he so obviously has in spades (altho still unsure about the whole puppet dracula thing lol). I could be biased, i love this chick and have done since that 70s show days but she does well as "the girl next door" and quickly becomes an ideal holiday romance for any guy!

Ok so now you know the premise what do i think?

The film is an above average comedy in its own right, from awkward moments (Peter being told to keep the hysterical crying down in his room due to complaints) to the many funny cameos (paul Rudd and Jonah Hill making the most contribution) it will keep you easily entertained and smiling throughout. The script is well written and excellently performed by most parties, the fact you almost care about the characters at the end of the film is a great credit to this. The pace of the film keeps it ticking over from joke to joke nicely and nobody tries to steal the spotlight.

I would definately recommend this film. It works so well as a date movie also, she can enjoy the romance while you sit back and enjoy Russell Brand simulating sex with a chess piece!

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